Curriculum Vitae JOANNA BURTON
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
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
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
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
1991 Commenced private practice in Lutwyche Brisbane
where she provided a variety of body treatments such as massage and
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
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
• 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