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Curriculum Vitae JOANNA BURTON 

Overseas and Australian qualifications and employment summary

Joanna completed certified training with Mazin Al-Khafaji - Dermatology in Chinese Medicine, a Clinical Perspective - that help her to treat skin diseases more effectively with the Chinese Medicine.

Joanna has completed certified training in Dorn Spinal Therapy, which allows her to effectively use this safe and Non-manipulative therapy to correct misalignments in the spine and joints.

The National regulation of Chinese Medicine was introduce on the 1 July 2012 and as a result of this, any person who wishes to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Australia, must now be registered with the Chinese Medical Board of Australia.

Joanna received her Certificate of Registration from the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, which enables her to practice Acupuncture and is also certified by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

Joanna completed an intensive College Module, and is now a certified practitioner of Australian Bush Flower Essences.

Joanna has completed her studies in Esoteric Acupuncture, Advanced Level 3 taught by Mikio Sankey Ph.D L.Ac of California LA, that brings, her abilities of spiritual healing, to another level.

Joanna upgraded the certification in Esoteric Acupuncture- Expanded Level 2 taught by Dr. Mikio Sankey Ph.D L.Ac, that allows her more in- depth understanding of advanced New Encoding Patterns,- the higher frequencies healing to address the complex imbalances of people today,.

She also completed an intensive training in Support the Mountain- Nutrition for Higher Consciousness taught by Dr. Mikio Sankey and is now gualified to analyze, balance and align chakras using the theory and techniques of Nutrition for Higher Consciousness

Joanna upgraded her Facial Acupuncture qualifications by participating in the subsequent level of Cosmetic Acupuncture certification series, taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and MichelAngelo, internationally recognized authors and educators, from Chi-akra Center of New York City US.
This exclusive training held in Ganesha Bali, Indonesia called Vibradiance™”Sounding the Five Element Landscape”, had only 3 participants from Australia among others from all around the world. The knowledge gained there, has enabled Joanna to use planetary tuning forks for non-needle Constitutional Facial Renewal, which makes Joanna one of the most highly trained therapists of this modality in Australia.

She also completed approved training in Acutonics® taught by Toni Cross and became a certified Acutonics Practitioner

-Joanna completed the Alchemical Facial Acupuncture Renewal and Facial Sandscapes Harmonic Renewal ™ the certification series, taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and MichelAngelo, from Chi-akra Center of New York City US

Joanna obtained certification in level 1 and level 2 of Esoteric Acupuncture taught by Mikio Sankey Ph.D L.Ac of California LA, US, and became qualified to analyze, balance and align chakras using the theory and techniques of Esoteric Acupuncture.

- Joanna continued the certification series in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal

2008 – She upgraded her qualifications in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal ™ taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, internationally recognized author and educator of cosmetic acupuncture.

2007 She was awarded the title of Academic Toyohari Practitioner.

2006 Joanna is participating in the Advanced Training and Research Program in Toyohari to be completed in October 2007.

2005 Received the certificate from the Morningside Neuro Acupuncture Centre (UK) for studied and applied principles in Theory and Practice of Cosmetic Acupuncture

2003 She gained accreditation from the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association for practising Chinese Herbal Medicine.

2002 Graduated with high distinction from Australian College of Natural Medicine with the Degree Bachelor of Health Science [Acupuncture] and was awarded the graduate prize and Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance in Acupuncture at the ACNM.

Joanna also completed the approved training program in the Toyohari System of Japanese Acupuncture and awarded the title of Registered Toyohari Practitioner.

She visits Japan (Tokyo) on a regular basis, joining annual workshops to learn from a world- renowned authority in Toyohari style acupuncture.

She hosted regular Toyohari study group meetings in her clinic

2001 Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia awarded Joanna with National Salon Excellence Award in category “Best Sole Practitioner Establishment

2000 She has completed other courses including Sports Therapy Postgraduate Clinical Practice Training, Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies- Shirodhara Training module 13, Indian Head Massage Therapy and Senior First Aid Certificate.

Obtaining this knowledge has enabled Joanna to launch her Day Spa Centre, which offers a variety of Holistic Health, Beauty and Wellness services.

1999 Graduated with Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture and added acupuncture to the existing services in her clinic at 19 Swinburne St Lutwyche.

Received the award of Post Graduate Certificate having satisfactorily completed the Japanese Acupuncture and Manaka Protocols Course and added the Manaka Yin Yang Balancing Therapy to her existing services

1997 Commenced acupuncture study at Australian Institute of Applied Sciences.

1991 Commenced private practice in Lutwyche Brisbane where she provided a variety of body treatments such as massage and beauty treatments.

Joanna's desire for knowledge in the Health and Beauty industry inspired her to upgrade her qualifications and diversify into natural healing.

1990 Immigrated to Australia and worked at Royal Brisbane Hospital at the Geriatric Assessment Unit for work experience.

1985 Joanna qualified as a Beauty Therapist and opened ‘Studio LaBelle' Day Spa, employing a staff of three.

1983-86 Worked in the State Clinical Hospital at the Orthopedic ward as a Physiotherapist and commenced her PhD degree in pathophysiology and biomechanics of the knee joint, conducting research on people who worked in a kneeling positions (tillers, roof repairers etc), aiming to produce occupational health & safety guidelines and protective equipment.

1982 The Physiology Department Academy of Medicine supported her application to commence a bridging course designed for holders of Masters Degree in Human Movement Education at the Institute of Mother and Child Training Center for Rehabilitation at the Institute of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the Academy of Medicine in Poznan.

This was very intensive training in the hospital environment that finished with theory and practical examinations and resulted in the award of the title Qualified Instructor in Motor Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy).

1981 Master's degree thesis was accepted for publication by the Editorial Committee of the medical journal “Acta Physiologica Polonica” and was published in No 4/81 issue of that journal.

1978 After four years of study she graduated with a Master's Degree in Human Movement Education concurrently working (1977-1985) in the Physiology Faculty, Academy of Medicine in Bialystok .

Duties of her position included:
• Participation in research and provision of assistance in scientific work.
• Provision of assistance in the development and facilitation of training programs.
• Conducting research and provision of services (experimental, engineering, medical and others).

1977 Commenced employment in Physiology Faculty Academy of Medicine Bialystok, Poland. She was involved in a research project that was supported by a grant from the Polish Academy of Science. Part of that project was her thesis for the Master's Degree entitled “Influence of tenotomy and nerve removal on the early post-exertion glycogen re-synthesis in the skeletal muscles of rats”.

1975 Commenced study in the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, While doing human movement study, she worked with children with first and second-degree spinal deformities and provided a corrective exercise program. Selected for further study on the basis of success with this corrective exercise program.

1971-77 Primary school teaching

1971 Graduated from Warsaw University, (Bialystok campus) Faculty of Early Childhood and Music Education. (Three years of study-full time)..

Joanna is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), and Australasian Branch of the Toyohari Association (ABTA).

19 Swinburne Street, Lutwyche. Phone (07) 3857 5722

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