I have recently received notice from AHPRA of a complaint, made to them, about information on this site. Over the next few weeks I will be amending some pages. As part of my forty plus years of experience in this field, as a clinician, lecturer and academic administrator, both in Australia, and for most of twenty years in the U.S.A., this presentation of information has been acceptable. It still would be in other countries.  However, I am compelled to conform to our cultural norm.  If you have health concerns, are not familiar with the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, and are curious if it may be helpful, please make an appointment and we can talk in more detail.

Menla is home to the clinical practice and teaching activities of Greg Bantick. He specialize in the clinical practice of all aspects of traditional Asian medicine, successfully using an integrated approach to treat a wide range of acute & chronic conditions.

Traditional Asian medicine encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities. It includes specialities such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and encompasses health maintenance, anti-aging, fitness, diet, and the fine arts of relaxation and concentration. As well as seeing individuals in clinic, Greg also runs classes around these themes.

Please roam the site and view in detail, the therapies and services offered.


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA), created the Chinese Medicine Board to establish practitioner qualification standards for safe practice. The same Agency sets standards for medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, psychology, and other registered health professions. I have seen this profession grow from the first courses offered in the seventies to Federal Government recognition this year.

The Chinese medicine Board recognizes practitioners under three categories. As an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbalist, or as a Chinese herbal dispenser. A Chinese herbalist is able to prescribe herbs for their own patients. A Chinese herbal dispenser is also able to fill prescriptions for other practitioners. Much like a Chemist does for physicians. This requires specialist knowledge in herb identification, to ensure that the correct species and good quality herbs are used. It requires up to date knowledge on herb drug interaction, herb toxicity and dosages.

I am pleased to say that I have been registered under all three categories. I will continue to ensure that we give you the best available herbs, safely dosed and put together to suit your particular health concerns.

My registration number is CMR0001733690.


Menla is Tibetan for qi medicine. The Tibetan word Men includes meanings such as herbal ingredients, to help, medicinal, healing, medical, herb, beneficial, helpful, amrita, and remedy.
The Tibetan word La includes the meanings life-force, life energy, vital principle, energy, the vital basis, support for life force and life span.