Dr. Tara Hanaphy (TCM)

Dr. Tara

Hi there! I’m Tara, a dedicated Chinese Medicine practitioner, herbalist and wellness enthusiast.

My journey has been a dynamic exploration of knowledge, fuelled by a profound passion for health. With three bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Health Science, and Chinese Medicine (Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture), I enjoy weaving together ancient wisdom and modern science to create a holistic and integrative approach to health.

Having personally navigated health and fertility challenges, I discovered the power of Chinese medicine and holistic healthcare. This journey ignited my passion in a holistic healing approach—one that doesn’t fragment the mind, body, and spirit but nurtures them as an interconnected whole.

If you are looking for a safe space to be heard, supported and nurtured, I invite you to embark on your wellness journey with me. Beyond mere symptom relief, let’s delve into the holistic being and together, we’ll explore the profound impact of diet, lifestyle adjustments, acupuncture, and herbal medicine to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and young daughter (who keeps me really busy). I love travelling and have spent 15 years of my life living overseas. I love cooking, staying fit, spending time in nature and my naughty beagle dog.


Tara’s main areas of interest include:

·      Women’s health

·      Pregnancy support

·      Postpartum recovery

·      Gut health and gastrointestinal issues

·      Gynaecological conditions

·      Menopause & Perimenopause

·      Natural fertility and IVF support

·      Supporting mental health – depression, PTSD, anxiety, PPD and stress management.

·      Constitutional based diet therapies

·      Insomnia and sleep issues



·      Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) – RMIT University

·      Bachelor of Health Science – RMIT University

·      Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) – Deakin University

·      Fertility Training: The Fertile Life Method, Dr Kirsten Wolfe

·      Obstetrics Training: Debra Betts


Dr Tara’s associations and accreditations:

·      Registered acupuncturist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

·      Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

·      Level 2 First Aid Training

·      Registered with most Australian Private Health Funds

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About our team
Meet our specialists

OGCG has five female specialist obstetricians; Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman.

Supporting the obstetricians are Robyn Compton (Maternal & Paediatric Dietician) and Aminee Dickenson (Counsellor)

We also offer the services of 2 specialist gynaecologists, Dr Harvinder Kaur and Dr Stephen Lee.


5 female specialist obstetricians, O&GCG Melbourne, Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman

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