Dr Amanda Waaldyk

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 Yoga and Acupuncture. She currently lives in Armadale with her partner and has recently given birth to her second child.

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.

Mel IbrihimFunctional Medicine Dr & Nutritionist
I’m Mel a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Consultant. I have studied various modalities to land in the exact position I’m in now. I have completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, Diploma in Secondary Education, Graduate Certificate in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and a Certification in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®. I am currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine.

My philosophy
Is wellness starts with your lifestyle. Always ask why? Why do I have these symptoms? Why do I feel like this? Always get to the underlying cause of what is going on with your health concerns.

I’m passionate about…
Eating real food, cooking functional meals and look at how to make a meal not only more nutritional but more healing. I believe real food and traditional foods are the medicine we need to function at our optimum.

What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)?
It bridges the gap between functional medicine and clinical nutrition. Sometimes eating a perfect diet and exercising regularly is not enough. If there is something malfunctioning at a physiological level deeper healing needs to happen. This is where the functional diagnostic testing is helpful in uncovering the root cause of health concerns. Through protocols following the D.R.E.S.S® model of diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation a more specific individualised program can take place returning the body to ‘normal’ function. For more information about FDN please read here.

My Experience
I have had to navigate my own fertility and healing journey when IVF was not working and wasn’t the path I wanted to continue. No one could tell me the root cause of why I couldn’t get pregnant, so I set about finding out. I discovered the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) certification, which added to my arsenal of knowledge, I found healing opportunities and ways to improve my health naturally. Please read ‘My Story’

In conjunction with acupuncture sessions and herb protocols from Angea, I healed to wellness and fertility. I conceived naturally. My husband and I are now the proud parents to a beautiful baby girl, Indie Joy. I continue to follow a lifestyle that minimizes external and internal stressors as much as possible and nourish my body with only real and healing foods.

I want to help others with their journey to wellness and fertility through the emerging field of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition.

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Lauren CurtainPractitioner
Lauren Curtain is a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner, completing her 4 year degree at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne. She has a strong passion for all things Chinese Medicine, fertility and women’s health.

Lauren understands the importance of patient empowerment; she is passionate about educating patients every step of the way, providing realistic guidance they can start using as soon as they leave the clinic.

Lauren creates a warm, loving and judgement free environment for her patients. They feel comfortable and are able to enter deep relaxation and begin their journey of health and healing.

Her treatment techniques include a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese Remedial Massage) and lifestyle and dietary therapy.

She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board and a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association). Her services are covered by most health care providers.

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Zahra NasrPractitioner
Zahra has a passion for natural therapies. Her studies began at RMIT University where she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine). After graduating her love of travel and her keen interest in developing her craft found her in Indonesia for 8 weeks, where she learnt from the masterful Chinese Medicine doctors. Shortly after she spent one year in Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine (China), perfecting her skills in fields of Gynecology, Fertility, Dermatology and Pediatrics.

The skills she learnt from her time abroad allowed her to combine different acupuncture styles. Zahra devotes herself to helping people boost their health and wellness naturally. She has a passion for treating women’s health with a focus on fertility. In her spare time Zahra is an intrepid traveler and has a passion for art, culture and languages.

Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)


Lee SmithPractitioner

Doctor Lee Smith developed an interest in Chinese medicine, natural health and Qi Gong from an early age and started incorporating massage and Qi Gong into his life from 12 years old.

Starting massage at home in his teen years, he began professional training in the Sunshine Coast, with a 2 year Advanced Diploma of Shiatsu massage and Acupuncture, which lead to the discovery of his natural talent and calling in life.

Continuing to Melbourne he delved deeper into Chinese medicine, completing a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science/Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. In addition to his university studies he also undertook intensive training in the Xing MIng Qi Gong (meditation) system from world renowned Qi Gong master, Master Liu.

His gentle nature and devotion to the internal arts, allows him to guide people through difficult cases with personal experience, providing treatments and advice that will lead you on the right track to recovery.

Lee enjoys treating a vast range of conditions and has a particular interest in digestive health, mens health and emotional wellbeing.

Lee’s aim is to empower his clients with knowledge and understanding of how to achieve peace and harmony in their lives and experience what thriving health truly means.