Dr Amanda WaaldykDirector Angea Acupuncture & Yoga
“I’m here to help guide you through this journey. My work is to educate you, walk with you, guide you, challenge you, find balance with you and help you live your dream in one of the most incredible journeys you will ever take into motherhood”.

Our founder Dr Amanda Waaldyk a well-known Melbourne Practitioner, began her practice in 2006 and established Angea Fertility Clinic in 2007. Ever since then we have worked with hundreds of patients looking to improve their health, and we’ve had remarkable success in helping them achieve their goals! We are fully licensed Practitioners and our services are covered by most health Insurances.

Amanda has worked internationally with some of the best fertility experts and studied Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with renowned Chinese hospitals including Zhejiang Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Hangzhou, Red Cross International Hospital Huai Hua and Jinan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shandong TCM Affiliated Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Health Science with Victoria University with a strong focus on gynaecology and musculoskeletal disorders.

Amanda has a passion for Fertility and Women’s health. Having been through the fertility journey herself. Amanda’s vision is to create and build a community for women to join together, come out of isolation, share, connect and experience this journey through Acupuncture and Yoga. She lives near the Angea clinic, with her partner and two children.

She is a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) and is a registered and licensed practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board. Amanda’s services are covered by most healthcare providers.

Carolyn Butler

Carolyn ButlerChinese Medicine Doctor

A fertility journey is not just for those who wish to be a parent. The beauty of fertility is that it is an insight into the health of the body and the mind. Carolyn works to bring these two oft-separated elements of ourselves together using Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and associated techniques.

She has worked with several leading mentors over the years to hone her craft, most recently working with a physician in Nanjing, China. His gentle nature and simple answers cemented what many of her teachers in Australia had counseled: that the beauty of Chinese medicine lies in its simplicity. Carolyn brings this simplicity into practice with her patients, blending it with a keen interest in evidence-based medicine.

Discussions of endometriosis and other chronic conditions that disproportionately affect women with few answers bring on passionate collegial discussions with other health professionals. This has led to a strong interest in the intricacies of endometriosis particularly, which she continues to investigate.

And yes, ‘women’s health’ refers to more than your menstrual health or fertility! Your general and mental health is on her mind. Carolyn prides herself at being a welcoming practitioner and is respectful of age, faith, nationality and gender diversity.

She is nationally registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an acupuncturist and herbalist and is a member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). 

 

Kimberley PetersWomen's Health and Fertility Massage Therapist

Kimberley is a Women’s Health and Fertility Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer.Feeling the call to serve people from a much more powerful platform, Kimberley recently returned to study and is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Health Science – Traditional Chinese Medicine degree, specialising in acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Kimberley is now diving in even deeper to walk with women and support them along their fertility and health journeys, offering the beautiful modality, fertility and women’s health massage. This is an ancient style of massage blending a nurturing combination of physical, emotional and spiritual techniques to ready your body for conception. A deeply healing and non-invasive therapy, it can help with circulation, hormone balance, womb alignment and scar tissue release. The treatment gently addresses any anxiety arising as a result of your fertility journey, or any trauma, grief or loss you have experienced in the past. This style of massage is also suitable to treat PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, tilted uterus, painful or heavy bleeds, clotting, irregular cycles, constipation, IBS, Crohn’s or Celiac, as well as generally improving the function of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It also offers a release of trauma such as abuse, rape, broken pelvis/sacrum/coccyx, abdominal surgery of any kind, difficult birth, miscarriage or termination.

Kimberley is passionate about supporting people on their health journeys using natural medicine and teaching them that their bodies have an innate intelligence that can heal itself. She has created fitness and wellness programs for hundreds of people, helping them become their healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. Kimberley has also worked with large corporate companies creating workplace health programs, has published articles in some of Australia’s leading fitness/ wellness magazines.

“The womb to me means….WOMBAN….the very essence of a woman, the centre of her femininity, her creativity, the portal which connects the spiritual realm to the Earthly realm, the potential to create and hold life. It’s truly sacred, the womb and us Womben.”

Kimberley offers her unique treatment of Women’s Health and Fertility Massage at Angea, creating a safe and nurturing space for you to journey inward and truly connect mind, body and womb.[/fusion_text]

Gwenyth JamesAcupuncturist

Gwenyth has been an acupuncturist since 2007. Through the clinics that she ran in Tasmania and more recently Ballarat, she has worked with hundreds of patients helping them with pain, chronic illness and stress related conditions.

Gwenyth’s passion for women’s health stems from her own experience with endometriosis and severe menopausal symptoms. She is also very aware that women are disproportionally represented in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. She understands how isolating these conditions can be and how they can impact on the physical, mental and emotional well being of a woman. With this in mind, she brings a compassionate and holistic approach to her treatments.

She studied Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at renowned Chinese hospitals including Zhejiang Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Hangzhou and Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Nanning where she focused gynaecology and internal medicine. She has worked with a range of internationally recognised teachers and was one of the few Australians to complete the post-graduate course, Opening the Source; an advance approach to diagnosis and treatment. She has a Bachelor of Health Science from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now known as Endeavour College), Bachelor of Science from Griffith University and a Certificate of Chronic Pain Management from the University of Minnesota. She is also a personal trainer specialising in rehabilitation exercise.

“I am passionate about health and helping people get the most out of life! I see health as being a harmonious connection of the physical, mental and emotional states and no where is this more important than women’s health!”

Gwenyth is nationally registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an acupuncturist and is a member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).