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


Steven Clavey

Traditional Chinese Gynaecology

After spending seven years in Taiwan and mainland China learning Chinese medicine. Steve started his practice in Melbourne over 30 years ago, focusing on women’s disorders, with a special interest in infertility and endometriosis.

While also trained in acupuncture his primary focus for the last 25 years has been in the use of raw herbal decoctions following the lead of his teachers and mentors in China.

He has written two textbooks for Chinese medicine practitioners, which can be seen here and here, translated Chinese Medicine texts and formulas from classical Chinese, and spoken on the use of herbal decoctions at both national and international conferences.

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

Steve does not offer acupuncture however if acupuncture would be beneficial in combination with the herbs our highly trained acupuncturists can work with Steve to design an effective integrated treatment plan.

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.

Davina is available for bookings every Tuesday and Thursday.

To book with Davina click here, or call the clinic on 96547181

Cassandra Young

General Practice

Cassie is a registered doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Her approach is warm, gentle, grounded and holistic. She is passionate about educating patients so that they feel informed and equipped to live their most vibrant life. She works with patients to establish the root cause of their issue, guiding them through the process of healing to restore the body back to vitality, balance, health and expression.

In the clinic, Cassie enjoys the diversity of general practice, however she also has a special interest in menstrual health, fertility and pregnancy support, digestive health, acne and rosacea, emotional wellbeing and pain management. Her treatments often combine herbal medicine with acupuncture, cupping, gua sha or tuina, as well as dietary and lifestyle advice. 

Cassie prides herself in offering a compassionate space and open mind to every individual. She loves supporting people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and aims for every person that walks into her treatment room to feel heard, empowered and a whole lot brighter.

You can find Cassie at The Grove on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

To book with Cassie click here, or call the clinic on 96547181

Jade Ouk

Dermatology, Palliative Cancer Care , Neuromuscular Conditions and Gynaecology

Jade Ouk is a registered Chinese Medicine herbalist and acupuncturist based in Melbourne.

Jade first encountered Chinese medicine after a 3 decade long battle with eczema – after experiencing what herbal medicine could do and how acupuncture helped her family she was inspired to become a practitioner. Jade has studied with Steven Clavey and has seen hundreds of patient cases at Zhejiang hospital in China and across Melbourne. At Zhejiang hospital she completed an advanced training certificate with specialists in Dermatology, Neurology and Oncology; trained in the Paediatric and post-stroke wards, and with out-patient Internal Medicine doctors (similar to General Practitioners in Australia).

Jade is a warm and compassionate practitioner with a holistic approach to treatment, combining herbs and acupuncture as well as dietary and lifestyle advice to treat the symptoms and the cause of an illness, while facilitating the bodies own healing capacity. 

Jade loves delving into formula theory and Chinese medicine history and applying her findings to the modern clinical environment. When she’s not practising you can find her at her local beach and out and about with her two young kids.

Jade is available for bookings every Monday and Thursday.

To book with Jade click here, or call the clinic on 96547181

Lior Kedem (On Maternity Leave)

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