Essentially You Healthcare was established by locals to work with locals in achieving their healthcare goals. In valuing what is important to our community, our practice has a keen interest in working with mental health and chronic pain, offering an alternative to medication dependance.
Dr. Alicia Masters
Principal acupuncturist, Doctor of Chinese medicine and founder of Essentially You Healthcare.
Registered with APRAH (Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Authority) – registration number: CMR0002695293
Registered with CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
Member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) – registration number: 4199
Alicia was inspired to study Chinese medicine after suffering a debilitating back condition. In 2017 encouraged and supported by her family and then acupuncturist, now mentor and colleague, Alicia undertook a Bachelor of Health Science – Acupuncture, a four-year degree, where she graduated with distinction. During her studies she completed over 300 hours of practical training and has been mentored by Chinese medicine practitioners across Gippsland and Melbourne.
Alicia is passionate about Chinese medicine, in particular, the practice of acupuncture, and its ability to stimulate the body to heal itself. Alicia believes in the importance of holistic, evidence based medical interventions, focusing on the root cause of disease.
Whilst studying, Alicia developed a passion for Chinese medicine’s ability to influence emotion and mood, directing focus to mental health, and also chronic pain and conditions. This has led Alicia to devote time to volunteer her expertise to Windana Drug and Alcohol recovery Community Clinic.