Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic - Level 1, 143 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 3122.
  03 9654 7181


Steven Clavey

Traditional Chinese Gynaecology

After seven years in China (Taiwan and PROC) to learn Chinese medicine, Steve has been practicing in Melbourne for over 30 years, particularly women’s disorders, with a special interest in infertility and endometriosis.

He has written two textbooks for Chinese medicine practitioners, which can be seen here and here.

Steve also edits a professional journal of Chinese medicine called The Lantern, the website for which is here.

Book in with Steve by calling the clinic on 9654 7181 or emailing the clinic via the form on the contact page.

Davina Mercuri

Dermatology and Women’s Health

Davina studied with Steven Clavey as a young student from 2002 and after graduating was invited to join his practice in 2004. Since then she has broadened her knowledge by doing a 3 month internship at the Zhe Jiang Provincial hospital in China and also travelling to the UK to study with the renowned Chinese medicine dermatologist – Mazin Al-Khafaji, where by gaining a graduate diploma in treating skin disorders with Chinese medicine.  

Davina is comfortable treating and assisting patients going though IVF as she also previously worked within Bump (now called The Fertility Pod) – a clinic closely affiliated with IVF clinics in Melbourne.   

She has treated wide and varied health conditions but her expertise  and interest is in treating women’s disorders and skin problems. She offers bespoke treatment to suit each individual and will give you realistic advice and support to where Chinese medicine can help. Her treatment will mainly include herbal medicine as it is highly effective with minimal side effects, and will utilize acupuncture where it is deemed necessary. 

Davina has two young children so is often running around after them during her spare time, but she also enjoys cooking, spending time gardening and going on family camping adventures.

Lior Kedem

Paediatrics and General Practice

Lior is a registered Chinese medicine and Shiatsu practitioner with extensive experience treating patients from infancy to adulthood, in a variety of clinical conditions.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lior undertook further studies to become a Chinese medicine practitioner. She has training in a range of acupuncture styles, with post-graduate training in Japanese medicine, paediatric acupuncture, and acupuncture for orthopaedic conditions. Lior also gained a diploma in Shiatsu, a gentle yet powerful style of Japanese bodywork.

Lior has a special interest in women’s health with a focus on fertility, as well as paediatrics, offering a gentle, non-invasive treatment approach for babies and children. Furthermore, Lior has experience with a range of musculoskeletal imbalances and sports injuries.

Lior is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) as an acupuncturist and herbalist, and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Lior is fluent in English and Hebrew.

You can book in with Lior online here, by calling the clinic on 96547181 or by emailing the clinic at