Dr Im Quah-Smith PhD
Dr. Quah-Smith is a medical practitioner and independent medical researcher with a focus on optimal wellbeing. She is constantly exploring and refining protocols for improving health outcomes. Dr. Quah-Smith developed her interest in mind-body medicine during her many years in general practice where she observed the effects of environmental stressors on physical symptomatology in patients.
In 2000, Dr. Quah-Smith sub-specialised in medical acupuncture and is a Fellow of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC). Further acupuncture studies were undertaken in Lyon, France at GLEM, the home of modern ear acupuncture, under Dr. Raphael Nogier. Merging her knowledge on acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine and her neuroscience studies into acupuncture, Dr. Quah-Smith developed strategies in healing and maintaining wellbeing in the individual. She holds a Masters degree in Family Medicine. Her Doctorate was on laser acupuncture in depression where she expanded the evidence base using functional MRI.
Her academic commitments include reviewing for scientific journals and she is on the editorial committees of Medical Acupuncture, Medicines and OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Dr. Quah-Smith participates in international medical research with well-respected leaders in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, neuroscience, psychiatry, primary health care and paediatrics. She is a Conjoint Lecturer with Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine at the University of New South Wales where she is involved in multi-centered research into alleviating pain and trauma in infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Dr. Quah-Smith presided over the 9th International Symposium on Auriculotherapy in Singapore in 2017. The incredible clinical and scientific research projects showcased the possibilities for improved health outcomes globally.
A strong advocate for preventative medicine and mind-body medicine in patient well-being, Dr. Quah-Smith runs Roseville Wellness Group (RWG) where she helps patients understand their illnesses to empower them to heal and maintain well-being.