About Us

We provide a tailored approach to your health from a Chinese Medicine perspective.

Rima Truchanas

With a wealth of experience spanning individuals of all ages, Rima has been a dedicated guide on the journey to better health. From assisting growing children to supporting those gracefully embracing the aging process, her understanding of the value of good health has been enriched by her own life challenges.

Following a 15-year career in Outdoor and Environmental Education, coupled with extensive travels in Asia, Rima transitioned to the study of Chinese Medicine.

Since commencing clinical practice in 2000, she has consistently expanded her knowledge, focusing on diverse areas such as women’s health, respiratory conditions, pain relief, and providing allied support for oncology patients.

In 2010, Rima co-founded Healing Well, a multimodality health and wellbeing center in Castlemaine. The center’s commitment to excellence was recognized in 2017 when they received the Professional Services Award at the Mount Alexander Business Awards.

Rima’s extensive training in Chinese and Japanese medicine methods, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, forms the foundation of her practice. 

“I’m inspired by an integrated approach to health and wellbeing. Together we can evaluate your health challenges and endeavour to restore optimal function, utilising Chinese and Japanese medicine methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine.”

Investigate your health potential, through professional assessment and insightful treatments.

Regular health checks and maintenance may improve your health trajectory and support you to thrive. Health issues can be complex and multilayered, so if required, we may collaborate with other health practitioners to support best patient outcomes.

Rima is nourished by Buddhism, Yoga, the Tao, adventures outdoors, gardening & creative dance. She enjoys daily bush walks with her dog on country.


Bachelor Health Science in Chinese Medicine with Honours VUT (2000)

Advanced Diploma Chinese Herbal Medicine SSNT (2007)

Grad Dip in Japanese Acupuncture ASC (Manaka style 2011-12)

Japanese Acupuncture & Moxa Strategies: Paul Movsessian (2009 -2015)

Si Yuan Balance Method: [siyuanbalance.com]  (2017 & 2019)

Nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) and Member Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Grace Jane

Grace has been practising Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for over
ten years and is consistently rewarded witnessing her clients’ growth and
milestones on their journey to greater wellbeing. She particularly enjoys
supporting preventative healthcare, menstrual wellbeing, digestive disorders,
and regulating the nervous system to manage stress and emotional

Grace is passionate about the value of pre-conception care and
has extensive experience supporting clients in their fertility journey, including
the process of IVF. Her experience as a birth doula helps inform effective
support throughout pregnancy including birth preparation and post-natal

Grace brings a compassionate presence to treatments, working to resource her
clients with skills and tools to co-manage their health for sustainable wellbeing.
Treatments encompass acupuncture and herbal remedies and may include
personalised lifestyle advice including dietary and exercise recommendations.
As an allied health practitioner, she enjoys working in collaboration with
clinicians from other modalities to achieve optimal support for clients. Grace is
committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for members of the
LGBTQI+ community.

“It’s an honour to support people in connecting to their wellbeing. My practice
centres on creating more space for ease in the body and mind, and
empowering my clients to maintain this.”

Grace has recently completed a Health Science Master in Spiritual Care,
completing a minor thesis project on those who undertake End-of-Life doula
trainings. She is nourished by time in nature, bushwalking, ocean swimming
and pottering in the garden. Laughing with friends, playing the cello, dancing,
and singing bring her joy. She hopes to one day complete a cryptic crossword.


Master of Health Science (Spiritual Care) 2023

Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) 2010

Certificate in Toyohari needling techniques 2012

Nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) and Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

Good health is a great resource in life. Clear the obstacles to a resilient body and mind, and step towards optimal health. Regular health checks and maintenance may support you to thrive!

Care for your body, otherwise where will you live?

Japanese Sensei

 Mountains and streams emerge from me and I from mountains and streams.

Lao Tsu

We are deeply grateful to all our generous teachers and ongoing mentorship from Helen Mahoney.