Traditional East Asian Medicine Physician, Educator.

Hi, I’m Dr Jason Chong (Traditional East Asian Medicine physician), the owner and principal practitioner at Dantian Health.

My Ikagai (purpose) is to positively impact the health of 100,000 people. Through Traditional East Asian Medical treatment, education and leadership my mission is to empower people into autonomy, self responsibility, and understanding around their health.

I have over 10 years of experience helping people reclaim their health and vitality.

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Jason Chong

What do I do?

I work with you when your health is a barrier which prevents you from living the way you desire.

I use the wisdom of Chinese medicine to guide you on your journey towards better health and wellbeing. This involves utilising the modalities of acupuncture, moxibustion, shiatsu and Chinese herbs.

Who do I do it for?

I work with people whose pain interferes with their ability to enjoy the activities they love.

Back pain, migraines, digestive and menstrual pain are some obstructions people face in achieving their health goals.

How do I do this?

The body has an amazing ability to self regulate and heal; the intention is to engage this.  

It reveals imbalances through subtle visual and textural signs. This in addition to phsycial signs such as digestive and respiratory conditions or psychological signs such as stress, anxiety or depression all of which can manifest as sleep or immune disorders. These imbalances prevent your body from returning to a state of wellness.

These same signals also provide clues to what treatment you need to change this.

My style of practice focuses on the observation of these subtle clues of imbalance. I do this through careful palpation of the pulse and body.

This allows for individualised treatment addressing the current state of your body. These signals also allow me to track your body’s response to treatment.

My qualifications

Professional Associations

My exploration of Oriental Medicine began by studying shiatsu whilst living in the Netherlands. This course was in Dutch, encouraging me to focus on the tactile aspects of the practice. Ultimately, this has become a core feature in my style of practice.  

On returning to Australia, I began pursuing formal qualifications in Chinese Medicine. My first step was to study a Certificate in Massage Therapy in my old home town Sydney.

Moving south to Melbourne, I enrolled in a course of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) study at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. This 5-year study resulted in the award of a Bachelor in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) and included in-depth study in the theories of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine alongside Western physiology, pathology and pharmacology.

During this time, I also completed a Diploma in Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage) and a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies.

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
  • Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine
  • Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • Certificate IV of Massage Therapy
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

I have studied many styles of acupuncture practice. My primary focus is on the Nagano acupuncture lineage a gentle Japanese style. This is through the tutelage of Shimamura Tsuyoshi Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei. I have completed a four-year training program with Shimamura Sensei.

I have completed a 3 year training in the Tian family lineage of classical herbal medicine at ICEAM. Under the tutelage of Arnaud Versluys, I graduated with as a Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine.

I continue ongoing study in East Asian Medicine under the tutelage of Paul Movsessian in the areas of Japanese Meridian therapy and advanced moxibustion techniques.

I am also a director of the Australian Shiatsu College. I lecture in areas of Oriental Medicine theory, treatment application and diagnostic systems of Oriental Medicine.

I teach at RMIT in the qualification of Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance and deliver workshops nationally for ATMS on the topic of cupping therapy and Gua Sha.

I can provide health insurance rebates for most health funds, am a member of AACMA and a nationally registered health practitioner with AHPRA.

My background

I live in the far north-east area of Melbourne, having recently moved away from the bustle of the inner city with my partner and young family. The fresh air and semi-rural life are guiding me back to slowing down. I am reconnecting with the movement of the seasons as I observe the changes in our property.

I had an interest in entering the health profession from an early age. This was a path that took many years to come to fruition. It wasn’t until meditating on a Mexican beach over a decade ago, that the seed for my journey into Oriental Medicine was planted.  

Professional Seminars

My learning never ceases!

  • Polarity Medicine – Paul Movsessian – Mar 23 – Dec 23
  • Movement Shiatsu Masterclass – Bill Palmer & Terésa Hadland – Feb 23
  • Six Forms of Touch – Bill Palmer & Terésa Hadland – Jan 23
  • Shonishin Japanese Pediatrics Workshop  Paul Movsessian – Nov 22
  • Pulse Taking & Non-Insertion Classical Tools Teishin and Enshin Workshop Paul Movsessian – Aug 22
  • Traditional Japanese Therapy Moxibustion Course Paul Movsessian – Mar 20
  • Master Nagano’s Diagnostic Methods via Pulse, Channel/Hara Palpation and other clues + Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques of Master Naganoresidential – Tsuyoshi Shimamura – Jan 19
  • Master Nagano’s Diagnostic Methods via Pulse, Channel/Hara Palpation and other clues + Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques of Master Nagano – Tsuyoshi Shimamura – Jan 18
  • Master Nagano’s Diagnostic Methods via Pulse, Channel/Hara Palpation and other clues + Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques of Master Nagano – Tsuyoshi Shimamura – Mar 17
  • Traditional Japanese Medicine Fundamentals – Catherine Kato – Feb – Aug 16
  • Nei Jing Pulse Diagnosis – David White – July 16
  • Nei Jing Needle methods – David White – Apr 16
  • Introduction to Neijing Medicine – David White – Nov 15
  • Master Nagano’s Diagnostic Methods via Pulse, Channel/Hara Palpation and other clues + Treatment Methods and Needling Techniques of Master Nagano – Tsuyoshi Shimamura – Sep 15
  • Scar workshop – Phillip Strong – Apr 15
  • Moxibustion workshop – Merlin Young – Feb 15
  • Master Nagano’s Legacy + New Developments in Kiiko Style Acupuncture with Master Acupuncturist – Kiiko Matsumoto – Dec 14
  • Ethics: How Western Values are Effecting the Practice of Chinese Medicine – Paul Movessian – Sep 14
  • Advanced Kiiko Style Acupuncture – Gynaecological, Digestive, Neurological, Pain and Structural conditions – Monika Kobylecka – Aug 14
  • The Best of Tung’s Magic Points – Susan Johnston – Oct 13
  • Foundations in Kiiko Style Acupuncture – Monika Kobylecka – Jun 13
  • Jing Luo Holographic Microsystem and Mirror X Therapy – Daniel Deng – May 13
  • Advanced Japanese Moxibustion – Paul Movessian – Apr 13
  • Qin Bo Wei New Guidelines for Treatment – Jason Blalack – Mar 13
  • Acupuncture 123, Introduction to Global Balance, Meridian Conversion Therapy, 12 Magical Point Strategy – Dr. Richard Tan – Nov 12
  • Maximizing the Efficacy of Granules & Farm to Pharmacy – Eric Brand – Oct 12
  • Essential Aspects of Women’s Physiology and Pathology– Elisabeth Rochat De La Vallee – Aug 12
  • Chinese Medicine Pearls – Urticaria, Eczema, Psoriasis- Classic Formulas and Topical applications – Professor Wang Ping – Jul 12
  • Fukushin in Modern Practice – Nigel Dawes – Apr 12
  • The Treatment of Lingering Pathogens – Will Maclean – Mar 12
  • Opening to the Source (Text and Touch in Chinese Medicine) – Charles Chace – Feb 12
  • Big Formulas and the Big Ideas Behind Them (series) – Will Maclean – Jun 11 – Feb 12
  • Five Element Acupuncture Training – Gye Bennetts – May 11 – Nov 11
  • Japanese Meridian Therapy, Japanese Abdominal Palpation Diagnosis, the Eight Extraordinary Vessels – Stephen Birch – Aug 11
  • Chinese Medicine Pearls – Diabetes and Associated Complications – Professor Zho Jin Xi – Jul 11
  • Channel Palpation and Diagnosis – Jason Robertson – Apr 11

My practice

Dantian Health opened as a Chinese Medicine and acupuncture clinic in 2014, after operating as a massage business for a few years prior. This first location was at the Australian Shiatsu College in Brunswick.

In late 2018 I opened a second venue in Yarrambat. This was to care for the community of the Diamond Valley in north-east Melbourne. This venue was closed mid–2019 as I focused my energies at the shiatsu college.

Currently I practice out of Collingwood on a part time basis in addition to my other varied roles and responsibilities.

In the media

Part of being an educator is to contribute to learning wherever I can. You can find some of my contributions at:

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