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

Traditional Chinese 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.


Chinese science and medicine has a written history dating back to around 150 B.C.E. This is several times longer than European science and our Australian recently culturally dominant biomedicine.

Chinese science and medicine has managed the health and well-being of the Chinese people for millennia. Two of the medicines most influential texts, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dates to around 150 B.C.E. Another text from around 100 years later, On Cold Damage, remains one of the most insightful medical texts in history. Both of these are still studied and the strategies outlined in them, still guide doctors, because they have proven effective. Over the years, other doctors have added their experience. In facing the various problems that arise in any population, epidemics, managing wounds and psychological trauma of wars, nutrition and sanitation, mental health, care of the elderly, birth, palliative care, generations of doctors have contributed their research, ideas and case histories to build on the early foundation. As biomedicine and European science began to reach Chinese shores a few hundred years ago, they adopted and modified what was of use for their patients. Even today, traditional medicine shares a distinctive place in China’s health care system.

Through the centuries, Chinese doctors and scientists have helped their population with all kinds of suffering and medical conditions. For couples with fertility problems, aiding women through pregnancy, facilitating and assisting with labor, and they have been particularly skilful in post-partum care. There is an extensive literature on the care and the medical needs of women. Chinese doctors have had a developed medical system for helping children with infections, developmental and learning problems. Health concerns unique to men also have a long written history of clinical experience and research. They have for millennia seen the elderly as the repository of wisdom and experience, and have medical, familial and social care that values the elderly and includes them and their special needs and concerns.

Chinese science and medicine has for millennia been researching and developing the necessary diagnostic skills, assessment and treatment skills to aid with the vast array of problems humans are subject to. The same, or similar, scientific and medical principles were applied to animal husbandry, agriculture, astronomy, forestry, psychology, ethics, government, land care and all forms of human endeavour. Chinese medicine and science has an inbuilt system of ethics and ethical guidelines, shaped through a culturally long and rich discussion of the human condition. This led by influential thinkers, educators, writers, philosophers, astronomers, hermits, mathematicians, nutritionists, doctors, statesmen and more. The Chinese, and all other indigenous, or traditional science and medicine holders, were not sitting on the beach, for tens of thousands of years, waiting for the now culturally dominant science and biomedicine to come along and save them. While the culturally dominant science and biomedicine have undoubtedly made contributions to health care and technological advances, they have also made some considerable mischief.

Chinese science and medicine has a written history dating back to around 100 B.C.E. This is several times longer than European science and biomedicine. Both of the later form the culturally dominant view in Australia and increasingly around the world. It is based on that view that current guidelines for the practice of traditional medicine, and how we can speak about what we do are based. To some degree this limits the care we can offer, and how we speak about what we can do.

I would like to see a multi-cultural Australian health care system. One where all indigenous, traditional sciences and medicines are considered, and able to contribute their strengths to the well-being of our nation. Not only the welfare of humans, but including all sentient beings and our environment. Our environment is not something we stand outside of observe and manage, we are the environment.


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA, 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.