The Sun has been our source of life since the beginning of time. It regulates our day, our food, our body and our Mind. It is a source of wellbeing, growth and energy. It is our Medicine. Long associated with the Hearts and Souls of Humanity, the Sun is a representation of the Highest Virtue.
Every day the Sun brings light to the darkness. It does not discriminate who it touches, it shares its warmth with all. It signals the cycles of life and living in harmony with Nature.
Sun Med is a place for you, in your times of darkness, an open door for you back to your Inner light. A way out from your pain and back to your True Nature.
Sun Med is a reminder that the answers you seek are already within you. We are just sharing our light.
Mind health: Mood disorders, addiction, emotional regulation, anxiety issues, stress.
Heart health: Palpitations, blood pressure regulation, circulation issues.
Digestive health: Bloating, abdominal pain, ibs, constipation, diarrhea, appetite issues, weight loss.
Musculature health: General aches & pains, joint pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, arthritis.
Sexual health: Pregnancy, fertility, menstrual issues, urogenital problems.
Longevity: Genetic issues, bone problems, aging.
Respiratory health: Coughs, colds, flu, breathing problems, sinus issues.
Immune health: Viral conditions, parasites, bacteria infections, auto immune, chronic problems.
Energy health: Low energy, chronic fatigue, agitation, attention issues.
Sleep health: Insomnia, night terrors, snoring, jet-lag, restlessness, night sweats.
Sun Med Founder & Owner
Acupuncturist & Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Shane Gregory has been in Clinical Practice since 2006. His passion for the body was discovered after a long bout with mental health issues that left him disheartened with the standard care approach. Going about it the hard way Shane started researching himself healthy living by first of all studying the fitness industry and becoming a personal trainer. Shane quickly graduated onto remedial bodywork, where he was introduced to the Asian bodywork systems like Shiatsu and Tui Na and found his true passion in the Chinese Meridian Theory.
This led to Shane meeting Jost Sauer, a practitioner with over 30 years experience, whom he both mentored under and worked under for over 10 years. It was Jost Who suggested Shane study Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
After completing a Bachelors Degree in Acupuncture, Shane furthered his study in Acupuncture doing a post graduate course in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, a much gentler form of needling. During this time Shane was able to mentor under some greatly experienced practitioners of 30+ years on the Gold Coast.
2017 – 2019 Shane furthered his education again by completing a Masters degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine, where again he was able to be mentored by a practitioner of 30+ years experience.
Shane believes it is imperative that a practitioner must practice what they preach and has a daily practice of Qi Gong, Tai Ji (Tai Chi) and Meditation. Travelling annually to China to train with Chen Family lineage of Tai Chi, he is constantly trying to learn more. Most recently Shane has enrolled to study a Masters in Daoist Medicine in the eventual pursuit of Doctorate degree in the same area.
Sun Med Co-Owner & Operations
Angela wears many hats here at Sun Med; Admin Ninja, Office Manager, babysitter of babies and fur babies, WoW Mentor, Celebrant, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in training, and general all round Boss Lady.
She lovingly looks after the clinic’ wellbeing, runs the office, and makes sure all practitioners working here are happy, including Shane of course!
Her past work lives include high level executive assistant for Ambassadors, Event Coordination in a function centre, working at and running festivals, Qualified childcare Assistant and Manager, as well as being a fully fledged vagabond at times.
When she isn’t at the clinic you can find her taking long walks on the beach and in the forest with Shane, enjoying yoga, dancing, martial arts, meditation and creating ceremony and ritual in life.
This woman is an all round superstar and is genuinely passionate about serving others and seeing clients like you achieve greater health and happiness.
Sun Med Admin Ninja
Acupuncturist in training
Kababinna, aka Kubs, has grown up on the Sunshine Coast and locals may recognise and already love her from many great coffee places around town as she was a star barista!
However, as good as coffee is, her true calling and passion is healing and helping people. Hence Kababinna made the daring move to become an Admin Ninja at Sun Med, taking on a big career path change (and crushing it!) that is now helping her transition into becoming a practitioner; starting her journey to become a qualified acupuncturist studying Bachelor Health Science at Endeavour College in 2023.
In between helping you at the clinic and generally being awesome, you’ll most likely find her catching some good surf, enjoying the amazing nature here, traveling to find more, spending quality time with her family and listening to or creating beautiful music.
Fun fact, Kababinna means water lily, and her grandfather gave her the name when she was born.
Kubs is an easy going, fun-loving human, who is definitely going places! For now, she looks forward to welcoming you into our beautiful clinic next time you arrive.
Acupuncture is an ancient therapy mainly from China however there is plenty of evidence for it’s use in other ancient civilisations around the world including South America and Africa.
Sun Med uses a gentle style of Acupuncture, elabaroted from the Japanese Techniques of meridian therapy. It is gentle, effective and painless. The needles used are as thin as hair, sterile and used only once.
Herbal Medicine is the original form of Medicine from around the World. Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on temperature and flavour. It is said that when the body is not too hot nor too cold and the five flavours are balanced then health will prevail. Herbal Medicine has been used for Millenia for the treatment of many health conditions. Sun Med uses a range of Herbal medicines including, Pills, Powders and Raw, depending on the persons needs. All herbs are sustainably grown and ethically purchased. Herbs can be tailored to vegan and gluten needs.
Prounounced Chee Gong, is a form of exercise used to Nourish Life. It involves slow deliberate movements with breathing and visualisation. At Sun Med we use a specific type of Qi Gong that is medically based. It can be used for the treatment and prevention of dis-ease. We run frequent classes and workshops in Qi Gong as well as bring in specialised teachers from around the world.
Sun Med uses a combination of Western and Eastern Massage techniques. Using Remedial, Deep Tissue techniques with the flow and diagnosis of Japanese and Chinese techniques, allows for deeper relaxation and longer lasting results when it comes to your musculoskeletal issues.
Cupping has been used for thousands of years across the planet. It’s been recorded for use with colds and flus throughtout europe and the middle east, as well through all of Asia. Sun Med uses a style of cupping that may help with musculoskeletal pain, colds and flus as well headaches and other painful conditions.
Sun Med is affiliated with Sunshine Coast Chen Style Tai Ji School. Chen Style is the original form of Tai Ji from Henan Province China. Currently classes are held every Monday night at the clinic.
Eastern Medicine is a Medicine of Change. We all wish there was an instruction manual for living and there is. For thousands of years we have been handed down instructions on how to live by our ancestors. At Sun Med we are sharing the wisdom of those who came before us, so that when change comes (and it will come), we can move and thrive with it.
Our external world is reflection of our internal world. If we are living in harmony physically and mentally it will reflect in our community. At Sun Med our vision to create community wellness starts with individuals and spreads to family and our social networks. The more wellbeing amongst the community the more we thrive as a community.
The space is very zen and relaxing, instantly makes you feel calm as you enter. The workshops are unique, interesting, practical, and I have learn something incredible and new every time! Highly recommend checking out all that Sun Med has to offer.
Took my kids to Sun Med and I could not be happier with the outcome. Set up is very clean and relaxing. Learnt a lot and will be returning.
Shane from Sun Med treated our daughter with Acupuncture, and provided a complete understanding of where and why her body was experiencing certain symptoms, too herself (7 year old) and us as parents. His gentle and caring nature allowed her to feel at ease during treatment and in power of her own body and health. Thank you Shane!
I have been going to Shane and taking my kids for many and varied issues, physical and emotional and he is simply outstanding.
We are always on the look out for amazing humans who want to join our team at Sun Med. Whether that be front desk, online behind the scenes, acupuncture, herbs, a clinical assistant or even students of acupuncture and eastern medicine. We look for those who align with our purpose, mission and vision as well as our values! If this is you and you think you can add something amazing to our team click the button below and follow the application process. We’d love to hear from you.