Dr. Meredith O’Loughlan (TCM) is a registered acupuncturist, Chinese medical herbalist, Nutritional & Functional Medicine practitioner, counsellor and researcher.
Dr. Meredith O’Loughlan (CMD) has a well developed, working understanding and appreciation of the body, illness and disease and how to support individuals to restore and maintain their bodies to participate fully in life.
Meredith’s studied at RMIT University (5 years) with strong emphasis on Western medical Sciences. She then completed a Master of Applied Science in Pharmacology on properties of a Chinese herb, Salvia miltiorrhiza (dan shen), used in women’s health, and a study on herb-drug interactions. Further postgraduate studies in Nutrition and Environmental medicine (ACNEM) with focus on digestive and immune system disease.
Initial studies and practice in Social Work, Meredith provides counselling via Medicare to integrate mind and body to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Meredith is a registered IVF Fertility Counsellor for Ballarat IVF and provides support for patients at various stages of their treatment.
Meredith is an active member of the community providing talks for the general public and health care practitioners on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the role of food as medicine for prevention and better management of disease. Meredith was born and raised in Ballarat and enjoys working and being a part of the Ballarat community. A full-time mother of two busy children, practicing part-time and enjoys learning mandarin, meditation practice and playing violin.
Meredith has been living well with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 18 years, managing solely on combined Nutritional and Chinese medicine. Meredith has developed her own treatment protocol in working with MS and other autoimmune conditions to effectively manage symptoms and reduce disease progression. Her practice is evidenced based following research in Pharmacology of Chinese medicine.
Integrative Medicine Practitioner - 2005 - current
Monash Medical Centre/ The Northern Hospital: Social Work: Oncology & Palliative Care and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Department, ICU/CCU
The Northern Hospital: Acupuncture (Emergency Department)1998-1999
Master of Applied Science (Pharmacology) (RMIT): 2009 - 2012 (RMIT Scholarship)
ACNEM (Nutritional Medicine) (Primary Course) (Melbourne): 2006
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) (RMIT): 1999 - 2005
Bachelor of Social Work (VUT): 1994-1996
Bachelor of Arts (Ballarat University): 1992 - 1994
Professional Registration & Membership
AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association)
AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers)
ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine)
FSA (Fertility Society of Australia)
All Diseases Begin in the Gut (Michael Ash: Bioceuticals): 2005
Dousing the flames: (Michael Ash: Bioceuticals): 2006
Immunotherapy (Michael Ash: Bioceuticals): 2008
Pregnancy, Maternity & Beyond (Tabitha McIntosh): 2010
Chinese Medicine & IVF (Kathryn Taylor): 2011
Working With It: Managing Anxiety & Depression (Bev Aisbett): 2011
Mood Disorders in Chinese Medicine: Depression/ Anxiety (Tony Reid): 2011
Drug-Herb Interactions and Chinese Medicine: 2013
VIPASSANA Art of Living 10-day Silent Meditation Course: 2018