Dr. Julienne Tatkovic CMD BChinMed (Hons)
Founder and resident practitioner at Mei Hua Clinic
Julienne Tatkovic is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner, specialising in pregnancy post-partum support, women’s and children health.
She has been an oriental health professional for 18 years, and has been practising Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for 8 years.
For over 6 years Julienne worked in the Chinese medicine clinic at Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a natural birthing centre in Bali, Indonesia providing specialised paediatric and women’s health services including treatment of infertility and support during pregnancy, labour, and the post-partum period.
Now based in Redcliffe, Julienne continues to treat general health conditions with particular focus on women’s health, including pregnancy and post-partum support. She is passionate about assisting people reach their optimum health and well-being.
- AACMA member (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association)
- AHPRA Registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine herbalist
- Current First Aid certificate
- Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture) Honours, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2008
- Internship Shangdong University Hospital, Shangdong, China 2007
- Diploma of Health (Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies), Australian Shiatsu College, 1997
- Bachelor of Arts, University of New England, 1994
- Further education in Chinese medicine and pregnancy:
- Pregnancy, birth and post-partum with classical Chinese herbs
- Sharon Weizenbaum's Complete pregnancy course using Chinese herbs
- Further education in Children’s health
- Dr Huang Huang’s commonly used paediatric formulae
- Shonisin: Paediatric acupuncture
Plum (梅: mei) is a highly valued plant in Chinese Culture. The beauty of its tree and blossoms inspires many works of art and poetry, while its fruits have been commonly used in Chinese culinary and medication.
Plum blossoms (梅花: Méi Huā) usually bloom by the end of winter against the snow and frosts. It beautifies its surrounding while other plants shed their leaves and rest in the harsh cold weather, offering unequaled view in the season. For this special quality, the plum blossom was admired as an icon of endurance and perseverance.
Its timing in the budding had made it a symbol of rebirth and faith for the return of the spring. Therefore, it became the representative flower of winter in the “Flowers of the Four Seasons” (四季花: Si Ji Hua) along with Orchid (spring), Lotus (summer) and Chrysanthemum (Autumn).