Meet Lilac

Lilac Engelman - B.HSc (Acupuncture) Dip. TCM

“My mission is to set people up for success. I wholeheartedly believe that the first step to a fabulous life is radiant health, and my goal is to help you get there. I work to ignite the body’s self-healing power and educate my patients so that they can take their health into their own hands”

Nice to meet you!

I’m Lilac Engelman, a Registered Acupuncturist, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and owner of The Earth Element Acupuncture. I am so happy you have found me here and I look forward to working together to reach your health goals!

My Acupuncture Journey

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has fascinated me for over 15 years. I first developed my interest in natural medicine in 2003 while visiting India. Here I took part in an Ayurvedic massage course at Pune University. I was so enthralled with the idea of complementary medicine that I enrolled in acupuncture school back home in Israel the following year. Since then, this path has led me to amazing educational opportunities, such as my 3-month internship in a hospital in China.

My heart has always been drawn to Australia, and now I am lucky enough to call it home! After moving here years ago, I completed my Bachelor of health Science - Acupuncture at Endeavor College of Natural Health here in Melbourne.

One of the things that drew me to study Chinese Medicine was it’s ability to help with a wide range of general health conditions, and the fact that it places a great importance on both emotional and physical health. Treating disorders such as stress, anxiety & depression together with treating aches and pains has become my special interest and I am consistently reminded of how powerful the body is in healing itself, with just a little bit of help.

In addition to being a Chinese Medicine doctor & Registered Acupuncturist in Australia, I have furthered my studies in a few special areas:

  • Distal Needling Acupuncture (DNA)
  • Master' Tung's Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders
  • Acupuncture for Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Shonishin (pediatric and non-needle techniques)
  • Tongue Diagnosis

While I love treating any kind of health issue, here are some of my special clinical interests

My Lifestyle

Outside of the office, I am a busy mom of two beautiful girls. Along with my patients, they are my biggest teachers! I truly understand the full range of experience that motherhood brings and have found that Chinese medicine really enhances our family life.

I truly enjoy all the benefits of living in beautiful Australia. You may often find me near the beach, one of my favorite places. I also love practicing yin yoga and find that it is amazing for keeping on top of stress and yin yoga has such a close tie to the Chinese medicine that it is a perfect pastime for me. Outside of family time, I have devoted myself to studying different styles of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine therapies to bring even better, faster results to my clients.

My Goals

As we work together, we will develop our own specific goals for your health needs. My overarching goal, however, is that I help you to restore your body’s innate balance and set you on the path to living a rewarding life, free from stress and pain. The mind-body connection is at the heart of my practice and I believe that harmonizing these aspects of your health will allow you to lead the happy, healthy, meaningful life you deserve!




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