(TCM . martial arts)
As a registered Acupuncturist, he is accredited to provide Acupuncture and the following associated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapies: Acupressure, Tuina Massage, Cupping, Gua Sha (Spooning), Moxibustion (Warming), TCM Lifestyle and Dietary Advice, Chinese Herbal Formulas (Patented Pills) and Chinese Exercise Therapies (CET) including Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He is also qualified to administer homeopathic saline solutions via Point Injection Therapy (PIT) for pain relief of stubborn muscular-skeletal injuries. Davey’s other interests include: Music, Drumming, Dance and Numerology.
Dr. Davey Pinder (Acupuncturist) completed his Bachelor of Health Science – Acupuncture with Distinction at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Melbourne. He also successfully completed an internship at the 1st Affiliated Hospital of The Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GXUTCM), Front Clinic of GXUTCM and Ruikang Hospital in Nanning, China.
He began his Martial Arts training in 1973 at the tender age of 7 years. Progressing from Junior Victorian Champion with his initial discipline of Judo, he also studied Muay Thai with Billy Manne (Zen Do Kai) before discovering the wonders of Chinese Internal and External Martial Arts in 1995. He has since studied Muay Tai, Tai Chi Chuan and Baguazhang with Master Tao, and Tai Chi Chuan, Zi Ran Men Qi Gong and Cheng Shi Baguazhang with Master Liu Deming in Richmond, Melbourne.
He also studied Shaolin Kung Fu with Master Craig Raynor and Dim Mak with Grand Master Pier Tsui-Po in Murrumbeena and has recently returned from the ‘Home of Tai Chi in China’ where he was invited to study Wudang Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword and the highest form of Qi Gong (Wudang Baguazhang) with Master Yang at Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy, Zi Xiao Gongdian (Purple Heaven Palace) in the very famous and magical Wudang Mountains.
As an Instructor Member of Wushu, Tai Chi & Qi Gong Australia (WTQA), Davey’s latest achievements include winning 6 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the 19th WTQA National Championships held in August 2017, where he was awarded the greatest honour of both overall Male Taijiquan & Qi Gong Champion trophies for the second year in a row. He also presented his extremely successful Qi Gong workshop “Ancient Qi Gong practice for modern energetic medicine” at the very prestigious Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) held in Melbourne, May 2014, to encourage other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners to prescribe practical CET in their clinics. In November, 2015 he conducted another Qi Gong workshop for AACMA teaching Wu Xing (5 Element) Qi Gong to over 40 practitioners with the author Master Liu Deming’s blessing. More recently, Davey successfully presented his “Yi Jin Jing Qi Gong” at this years AACMAC held in Brisbane in May, to further encourage TCM practitioners to prescribe CET in their clinics.
Prior to his two busy clinic locations, and teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong taking up most of his time, Davey also held both a Lecturer and Student Clinic Supervisor position with The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) Melbourne Campus for their Diploma of TCM Remedial Massage course from 2013 – 2016.