About Me

Lachlan McDonald Chinese Medicine acupuncture Melbourne Abbotsford

I started out on my way to becoming a Chinese Medicine practitioner via a number of years working as a social worker in the inner southern suburbs of Melbourne. Being naturally restless, after a few years I started looking for a different way of helping people. I had been exposed to acupuncture as a child by our family GP, but had never really tried it out until my hay fever started getting out of control in my early 20's, at which point I decided to give it a go, and have never looked back. I had always had an interest in east Asian philosophy, and the practicality and simplicity of Chinese medicine appealed to me. And so a new career was born...

From my work as a social worker, I've developed a strong interest in treating mental health conditions. I have a deep understanding of the effects stress can have on a person, and what it can lead to if left unchecked for too long. Chinese medicine offers a powerful and effective approach to regaining balance in your life. 

I also have an strong interest in working with men and the health conditions that are specific to them. This can include mental health concerns, as well as physical and sexual health issues.

I've completed a four year bachelor degree in Chinese Medicine, and have furthered my knowledge through specific training around mental and emotional health, and in musculoskeletal conditions. I have also completed a clinical internship in Beijing with renowned acupuncturist Dr Wang Ju-Yi.


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Member of ATMS