Conscious Wellbeing

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Commonly Asked Questions

What is Olivia Shurdova’s qualifications?

Olivia Shurdova is a fully registered acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMR0001734164), completed an Advanced Diploma of Oriental Health Science in 2004 and a Masters in Health Sciences (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in 2014 at the University of Western Sydney. Her studies included Acupuncture, Counselling, Chinese Herbs, Food as Medicine, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Do In, the study of the Tao, as well as Krishnamurti, and inner and outer Feng Shui.
Since then, Olivia has completed many post-graduate courses and certifications, including a full-year apprenticeship with her then teacher and mentor Geoffrey Wilson in 2005, certified training in 5 Elemental Acupuncture, Pregnancy and Childbirth Acupuncture with leading author and teacher Debra Betts, Cosmetic Acupuncture (trained by Virginia Doran in 2005 and Mary Elizabeth Wakefield in 2011, 2013 and 2021), Esoteric Acupuncture with Mikio Sankey, and Male and Female Fertility with numerous teachers.
She’s also trained in Munich, Germany with leading teacher Marc Mezard in Traditional Oriental Medicine with particular focus on endocrinology and in New York City with Lonny Jarrett on 'nourishing one's destiny' through Taoism and the 5 Elements. Currently she is passionate about Scalp Acupuncture for back pain relief as she’s trained in the Yamamoto Scalp Acupuncture technique since early 2021. She also qualified as a Reiki practitioner (in year 2001) but comes from a long history using energy healing from her Russian family background where it was the norm to lay one's hands on any aches and pains.
If you’d like to know more about Olivia’s background, please visit her bio.

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