About SynerQi Wellness Centre

who we are

Hi, I’m Jeff Fricot, founder and head practitioner of SynerQi Wellness. I provide professional healthcare services in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion. I believe TCM has the means to promote optimal health in each person. My main area of interest is managing pain associated with the muscular skeletal system, sporting injuries and arthritis. I’m also interested in woman’s health associated with sleep, fatigue and stress and digestive disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My mission is always to do my best and provide the best care I can to my clients! 

When I speak about Traditional Chinese Medicine in the clinic with my clients, often I like to use the word ‘we’’. TCM is an ancient medically minded community and practitioners depend on one another for sharing knowledge and experience. Also, we all need each-other for help, especially when we are unwell. “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness” (source unknown).

During consultation and treatments, I enjoy explaining the details of how acupuncture and TCM works. I believe it’s very important for everyone to be well informed about the various ways Traditional Chinese Medicine may help manage individual health concerns.

jeff fricot, practitioner in traditional chinese medicine

Aside from practicing TCM in the clinic, Jeff has a background in teaching. At UWS, Jeff’s a casual clinical supervisor for the School of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture). Jeff also has taught Certificate IV and Diploma in Massage at the NSW School of Massage and has been 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).

A bit more about Jeff…

Jeff has a way of making his patients feel comfortable, often patients find themselves in DNMs (deep and meaningfuls). Listening to how a client speak is actually one of the many tools TCM practitioners use to assess their patient. For example, paying 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 help individuals with various aliments.

Australian Traditional Medicine Society