About Dr Coucoumbros

Dr Coucoumbros (BSocSc, BCompMed, BSc Chinese Medicine) completed her first degree in Psychology and Industrial Psychology at the University of Cape Town in 1998. Later she went on to complete her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of the Western Cape in 2009. She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) as a Doctor or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture and with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). Much of her clinical experience was gained at the university's natural medicine clinic and a community clinic based in Llanga. After completing her studies she started her practice in Seapoint, Cape Town at the Cape Health Centre working with a group of chiropractors. In 2012 she moved to Gauteng, where she is currently living and practices from her private practice, Point of Health in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Dr Coucoumbros has also completed an advanced course in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture in 2010 through Paul Adkins, founder of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture, as well as completing a course in biopuncture in 2011, under Dr Abbey Wagner and Dr Jan Kershott, M.D., through the South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM).

In 2003, Dr Cououmbros was fortunate enough to complete a yoga teachers training course in Ashtanga Yoga in India over eight months. It was in McLeod Ganj, the current home of the Dalai Lama, where her love for Chinese medicine was born.

Clinically, although she practices as a general practitioner in her field, she is particularly interested in gynaecological conditions, fertility, gastrointestinal disorders, pain management, and general health and wellness.

As the world is rapidly becoming more integrated, she is passionate about finding a space where modern medicine can meet with Chinese medicine, and complement and support one another positively. She hopes that in the near future Chinese medicine will be introduced into the public health sector in South Africa as a cheaper and effective adjunct.

Dr Coucoumbros's personal interests include travel, wide open spaces, mountain hiking, freediving, surfing, swimming, yoga, photography and her dog – Harry!

Comment from Dr Coucoumbros:

"My motivation for studying and qualifying in this field, was directly linked to my fascination and appreciation of eastern ideology from a very young age. The eastern way in which the world is viewed that so elegantly mirrors the external natural environment and cosmos to the inner microcosm, makes sense to me. But what I did not anticipate is the enormous sense of privilege and immense gratitude I feel every day for this gift that I am able to share with my patients to facilitate their healing, and their willingness to afford me this opportunity. For this I am eternally grateful."