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Dr Emma Vanheems is the Founder and Principal of Elsternwick Acupuncture. She is a Registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Nutritional and Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Fertility Coach.

Dr Emma has worked in Bayside for over 15 years, growing Elsternwick Acupuncture into a busy and respected Integrative Women’s Health Clinic in Bayside, Melbourne.


She is passionate about educating and supporting women and couples on their health and fertility journey, always striving to achieve the best outcome and providing a safe place where her patients feel supported and confident under her care. Emma believes that optimal health and well-being are achieved through a holistic approach to health and will often work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide you with the best care.

Dr Emma has studied extensively in both Australia and China completing a 5-year double degree (RMIT), Clinical Internship (Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, China) and further post-graduate studies in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). She has a unique concurrent background in pharmaceuticals which drives her passion for learning and research, ensuring her patients are provided with the most up-to-date, innovative, and evidence-based treatment.

Dr Emma enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time with her husband Liam, and two-spirited children Isla and Hudson!

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