About Melissa Abrahams

Melissa is deeply committed to the practice of acupuncture as a means of accessing and entering into our true nature. She believes in the equality of all beings, and seeks to bring more love, more awareness and more compassion into all aspects of her life and work.

Melissa is a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner in both Australia and England. She apprenticed in a Chinese Medicine clinic in Melbourne before gaining her formal qualifications in London.
Prior to entering the world of Traditional East Asian Medicine, Melissa was a solicitor in Melbourne and Sydney, working in Public Interest law and with the Stolen Generation. It was through this work that she came to understand that the path to transformation must first begin within oneself.

Melissa regularly attends continuing education seminars in Japanese Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility,

Pregnancy and Childbirth, East Asian Paediatrics, and other areas of Traditional East Asian Medicine. She also has training in Reiki, Energetic and Shamanic Healing, Soul-Centered Psychotherapy and Zen Shiatsu. Melissa has also participated in the 13 Moons Blood Mystery Initiation, culminating in a 4-day vision quest.

Melissa has been practicing Insight Meditation for over twenty years, sitting with OpenDharma since 2000. She also facilitates Women’s Circles, Rites of Passage Circles for young women, and other life cycle events.

Kuan Yin Healing Arts is named in honour of the Chinese goddess of Compassion and Mercy, Kuan Yin. This can be translated
as ‘She who hears the cries of the world’. Kuan Yin embodies the concepts of gentle compassion, fierce commitment and infinite love. Melissa hopes to bring these qualities to life in her practice.

kuan yin

These three are your
greatest treasures.

Tao De Jing, Number 67


Melissa’s Qualifications

BSc (Acupuncture), London College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK.
Licence to Practice Acupuncture in the UK (LicAc).
Registered to practice with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
Registered to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy), The University of Melbourne.
Bachelor of Laws (Hon), The University of Melbourne.

Registration with Australian private health care providers.