Dr Chris Fehres
Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
Registration # CMR000201676
Registration Type: Acupuncturist, General
AACMA Member # 3297
Blue Card # 1143350/3
People often ask me, "Why acupuncture?" The truth is that during my life before studying acupuncture, I lead myself down a path where I was faced with the ultimate decision to either die or drastically change my life so that I could make a positive contribution to the betterment of the combined human story. I chose the latter.
Prior to this I had a decade-long career as a professional musician, during which time I was fortunate enough to travel the world. I had always had an interest in human physiology and biology and from an influence of Eastern philosophies while growing up, it was the logical next step to follow the path of becoming a healer via the application of the therapeutic filiform needle that is used in modern acupuncture. Along with a background in martial arts in the form of Bushi Kai Karate and Chen Style Tai Qi, I spent over a decade immersed in the study of shamanic practices.
From my own life’s experience, I would not be alive today if not for medical science, yet for day-to-day maintenance, health and well being, I attribute this to acupuncture and exercise, self-enquiry and a healthy diet. All types of medicines have their place, and as long as you find a practitioner with your best interests at heart, you are in the right hands.
Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in acupuncture from Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2015, I graduated with distinction and was awarded the medal of academic excellence for highest achievement in acupuncture across Australia. I currently hold positions at Endeavour College as a contract tutor for higher education and alumni representative for the Course Advisory Committees for both the Acupuncture and Biosciences departments, as well as having been chosen as the focus for their 2017 – 18 Graduate Stories write up.
I am a co-founder of the Brisbane Chinese Medicine group (BCM) – a network of TCM practitioners and students for continuing support and education. I also established the Fehresian Institute of Modern Integrated Acupuncture (FIMIA), an online platform for resources and education for the modern application of acupuncture and I am undertaking further studies at UQ in the Diploma of Science.
As we move more into the modern age, there is now more than ever a necessity to draw on the knowledge of the past and incorporate it into today’s practices in order to obtain the best results for health and well being.
Some members of the medical science community attempt to debunk acupuncture and avenues of natural medicine despite the volumes of scientific evidence, empirical proof and positive outcomes; yet many natural medicine practitioners have the same opinions of Western medical science despite all of the good it continues to do.
Good health is not confined to the physical body alone, and one must also give time and attention to our emotional and spiritual bodies in order to truly experience optimum health within ourselves and our lives.
If the medicine is sound and the intention of the practitioner is pure, then healing will surely follow.
When you choose me as your acupuncture practitioner, I bring to you my wealth of knowledge about the human body from both Eastern and Western perspectives, discipline, dedication and attention to detail required for your individual treatment and care, and the warmth and understanding that all humans should have for each other when they are helping someone else heal.
I very much look forward to meeting you and having the chance to help you on your journey.
Dr. Chris Fehres