James Tran

James Tran

(Licensed Acupuncturist – Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Naturopath)

M. App Sci (Acupuncture), M. App Sci (CHM), B. HSc (Naturopathy), Adv Dip (Nat), Adv Dip (Herbal Medicine), AACMA, ATMS member

Dr James Tran is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Naturopath. He has been a health practitioner for over 8 years.

Initially trained as a Naturopath, he further trained in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He graduated with Master in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with distinction from RMIT. He has also studied elements of Tibetan medicine, specializing particularly in the understanding of bodily constitutions, and dietary advice based on the constitution to promote a balance body and mind.

His treatment involve a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine recommendations, where appropriate, with dietary advice based on the patient’s constitution and nature of the illness, according to traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine principles.

He has had success in treating a wide range of conditions, which include stroke rehabilitation, neurological dysfunction, arthritis, chronic shoulder and neck pain, back pain, sciatica, hernia-disc pains, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, headaches and migraines, numbness, menopause, night sweats, hot flushes, irregular periods, dysmenorrhoea, fatigue, stress and anxiety, gastritis, and hay fever. He also provides fertility support.

Currently, he has a particular interest in using Zhu’s scalp acupuncture methods to accelerate stroke recovery and treat abnormal neurological disorders, such a burning sensations, numbness, etc.

In practice, he primarily uses Zhu’s scalp acupuncture and Tung-style acupuncture, in combination with other systems of acupuncture, including TCM-style, navel acupuncture, and Balanced-method.


  • Neuro-musculoskeletal problems
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Fatigue, stress and anxiety
  • Thyroid problems
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Menopausal problems
  • Premenstrual syndromes and menstrual problems


  • Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) – RMIT
  • Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) – RMIT
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) - UA
  • Graduate Diploma (Acupuncture) – RMIT
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy – ACNT
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine – ACNT


  • Registered Chinese medicine practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Registered acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)