About

Robin Marchment – Chinese Medicine Herbalist

Robin is registered as a herbalist and acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board and also lectures in Chinese medicine. She runs a private practice in Melbourne and is the trusted family physician of many long term clients, using Chinese medicine to treat common ailments and recurrent or lingering infections in both adults and children. Chinese medicine treats a range of health problems, including colds and flu, headaches, urinary disorders, irritable bowel syndrome. Robin is highly experienced in the more specialized area of women’s health, and is a much sought-after practitioner for attendance at childbirth. She has raised four children of her own.

Robin completed a four-year honours arts degree at Monash University in 1969 (BA Hons) which was followed by a pre-masters. In later years she obtained an advanced diploma (Adv Dip HS Acup) and a degree in acupuncture at ACNM (BHSc Acup) before returning to Monash University and embarking on a diploma of languages (Dip Lang Chinese) then completing two years of herbal studies at SSNT (Adv Dip HSc TCM). She has also undertaken further studies and two post-graduate internships in China, which focused on paediatrics and gynaecology (Cert Gyn). She is a Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board, a life member of the World Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicines (Hong Kong) and an accredited member of ATMS.  She is a Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia (CMBA).

Robin presents lectures on Chinese Medicine, is fluent in Mandarin and is the author of Chinese for TCM Practitioners, a textbook with audio CDs, Gynaecology Revisited: Obstetrics and Gynaecology for practitioners of Chinese Medicine, and with Dr Greta Young, co-authored Shang Han Lun Explained, a translation and discussion of the classic text written by Zhang Zhong Jing in 200 AD, which is a seminal text of Chinese medicine.

She was the first woman in Australia to hold a black belt in taekwondo and was a full-time instructor for 30 years, and is currently ranked 6th dan. She played an important role in the development of Australian taekwondo, and it was taekwondo and its connection to Asian culture which led her to the study of Chinese medicine. Robin no longer instructs but continues to train for her own enjoyment.

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