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

Practitioners

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.

Lea Zarnowski

General Practice

Lea has been interested in Chinese Medicine from a young age. Having visited Doug Davies when she was a teenager he became her mentor and they worked together for a number of years before his clinic Enerchi closed in December 2019.

With a particular interest in women’s health she started studying with Steve in 2017 and started practicing at The Grove in August 2019.

She is knowledgeable, friendly and supportive of her clients.

Lea’s areas of interest are

  • Women’s health
  • Pain management
  • Digestive issues
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • She also loves the wide and varied conditions she sees outside of these!

Lea is a total bookworm and you’ll often find her deeply engrossed in a book in her free time. She also loves to meditate, do yoga, eat delicious food, and spend quality time with her family and friends – and as many of these she can do at the same time, the better!

Although born and raised in Melbourne, Lea can also speak Polish and understand Russian (for those that may struggle with English!).

You can book in with Lea online here, by calling the clinic on 96547181 or by emailing the clinic at contact@thegroveclinic.com.au

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 contact@thegroveclinic.com.au

Caroline Butler

General Practice

Caz has worked with several leading mentors over the years to hone her craft. From them, she has learnt that the beauty of Chinese medicine lies in its simplicity and flexibility. She brings these elements into practice with her patients, blending it with a keen interest in evidence-based medicine.

She believes strongly in the use of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for general health maintenance, mental health complaints as well as acute and chronic conditions. While she works often with female bodies, she is just as at home working with men or non-binary people.

She didn’t go looking for a love of women’s health; it found her. Discussions of endometriosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic conditions that disproportionately affect women with few answers, light a fire in her. Additionally, her own challenges with endometriosis have triggered the love of all things menstrual cycle. Her mission is to educate people about the menstrual cycle, remove the taboo and create an open conversation. 

A fertility journey is not just for those who wish to be a parent. The beauty of menstruation is that it is a guide to the health of the body and the mind. Caz works to bring these two oft-separated elements of ourselves together using Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and associated techniques. Helping women on their fertility journey, whether for better health and creativity, natural or assisted conception is a privilege. At a time when there is so much uncertainty, Caz finds no greater joy than to listen to a woman and allowing her to find herself in space.

She has also completed further training in Tan style acupuncture which she uses for her musculoskeletal patients. Caz is just as happy speaking to patients heading into their menstruating years and those exiting. Her passion for mental health maintenance is a strong addition she brings with her into her treatments.

Caz prides herself at being a welcoming and down to earth practitioner and enjoys seeing patients from all walks of life. She is an LGBTQI ally and just wants everyone to have a good night’s sleep.