At SynerQi Wellness Centre our mission is to help you feel well! We provide professional healthcare services in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion. We believe TCM has the means to promote optimal health in every person. We treat a wide range of health conditions, specialising in fertility, woman’s health, muscular-skeletal conditions, arthritis and digestive disorders.
We rarely use the word ‘I’ because we believe nothing can be achieved by an individual effort. Firstly, TCM is an ancient medical community and we depend on each other for sharing medical knowledge and experience. Secondly, we all need each other for help, especially when we are unwell. We like the phrase, “when ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness” (source unknown).
We like working with people who are committed to their health and have identified that firstly, the desire for health needs to come from within, and secondly, it’s a team effort. It’s difficult to work as a team if a patient struggles to commit to their health plan, for example, missing appointments or not taking prescribed herbal medicine regularly or neglects to monitor and communicate any ongoing symptoms.
We like to educate our patients and the local community about how TCM works and how it can act as a primary health source in one’s life. We believe it’s very important for everyone to be well informed about the various ways Traditional Chinese Medicine can support individual health concerns.
jeff fricot, practitioner in traditional chinese medicine
Jeff Fricot is the director and founder of SynerQi Wellness Centre Narellan. One of Jeff’s main areas of interest includes treating fertility and woman’s health. Having said that, Jeff also specialises in treating muscle-skeletal conditions, digestive disorders, arthritis and various of other health conditions; including; psoriasis, allergies, sinusitis, bell’s palsy, multiple sclerosis, colds and influenzas, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, headaches, migraines, stress, dizziness, anxiety and insomnia.
Aside from practicing TCM in the clinic, Jeff also does a bit of teaching. At UWS, Jeff’s a casual clinical supervisor for the School of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture). Jeff also teaches massage at the NSW School of Massage and is the head teacher for Chinese Massage (Tui Na). Jeff has also taught in Exercise and Fitness, and Personal Training at the Australian College of Sport and Fitness.
Jeff has spent time in Nanjing China furthering his knowledge in TCM, (Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM and the Qinhuai district TCM Hospital). He received intensive training in acupuncture and internal medicine and was taught traditional moxibustion techniques unique to the Qinhuai hospital.
Jeff’s attained a Bachelor degree in Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture), at UWS, along with a Diploma in Remedial and Pregnancy Massage. In future, Jeff plans to undertake postgraduate studies in TCM. Jeff is a fully accredited and licensed TCM practitioner, meeting all national health requirements. Accredited with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (member #22989). Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Chinese Medicine Board).
getting to know jeff…
Jeff has a way of making his patients feel comfortable, often patients find themselves in DNMs (deep and meaningfuls). Listening to how patients speak is actually one of the many ways TCM practitioners diagnosis their patient. For example, they pay close attention to the sound of your voice and even how you breath.
Jeff has 4 passions in life; family, helping others, White Crane Kung Fu and of course Traditional Chinese Medicine! Like most things in China, Kung Fu has deep roots in TCM and it was through Jeff’s committed involvement with Kung Fu which led him to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. And because of Jeff’s deep passion for Kung Fu and TCM people often joke around and say he should have been born into a Chinese family (eating Chinese food all the time doesn’t help either, Jeff!).
Jeff’s skill and passion in treating people has also led his family to joke around and say he’s the next Jacques-Désiré Laval, a missionary-doctor. Jeff’s grandfather, a giving man, was very fond of Laval. Jeff never knew much about Laval until his grandfather passed away. He was inspired to read Laval’s biography. Like most people Laval lived a busy life, but always prioritised his time to treat those most in need. Since then, Jeff has had a picture of Laval in his clinic room; it’s there to remind him of what he values most in life; to help others.
Jeff finds a lot of meaning and fulfillment in helping others. Seeing people in physical or emotional pain genuinely bothers him. This is exactly why he loves his profession, on a daily basis he gets to treat individuals with various aliments and observes great improvement in their health and wellbeing.