Meet Tanya Wells and the team at MIOG

MIOG is a team of practitioners working collaboratively rather than as isolated independent practitioners. This facilitates a cohesive and integrated planning process that is unique in oncology healthcare.

All MIOG practitioners meet weekly to discuss patient progress and outcomes in order to provide optimal ongoing treatment support. Tanya Wells has travelled internationally many times in order to visit Integrative Oncology clinics and hospitals to determine the most appropriate organisational structure for sustainable and effective patient care. The most sustainable care protocols occur when all practitioners work as a cohesive, multi-disciplinary team to discuss and contribute to the care of patients enrolled in treatment.

The MIOG clinic itself provides a visually pleasing blend of clinical practice and comfort, with a spacious chill-out zone, informal areas and a relaxing ambiance. Juices, snacks and teas are all provided for MIOG patients and their carers. The clinic provides full disabled access and facilities. A range of courses and group activities are also offered, including meditation/mindfulness, yoga, and monthly 'food as medicine' cooking workshops.

Tanya Wells, MIOG Founder and Lead Clinician, and her team have been working with patients with cancer for years, and they understand the challenges patients face on a physical, emotional and psychological level. MIOG is a highly respected evidence-based clinic for people who want to combine standard oncology treatments with evidence-based integrative approaches.

Meet the team who care and support you to be as healthy as possible

Tanya Wells

Lead Clinician and Founder
GCHPE, B.Sc., B.H.Sc (Naturopathy), Member NHAA AIMA COSA SIO ASCO
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As a qualified Naturopath, Tanya has been practicing for over 20 years.

Tanya's special interest and expertise is in the research and development of Integrative Oncology Programs: utilising the best Evidence Based Complementary Therapies to work in conjunction with conventional treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She has visited and worked in Integrative Oncology Hospitals in Europe and Asia where she collaborated with clinicians at multiple Integrative Oncology Hospitals. This year she has visited Integrative Oncology Clinics in China, Thailand and Japan, and will travel to the USA in November 2018. These international clinic experiences allow Tanya to share information with other practitioners so that the MIOG Integrative Oncology programs are continually developing.

Tanya is an experienced lecturer at tertiary level, primarily focussing on Clinical Supervision/Assessment and her specialist subject 'Integrative Pharmacology'. She also lectures Naturopathy students in Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. As a tutor for the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University, Tanya has taught first and third year medical students in areas of Health Enhancement (specifically meditation, nutrition, stress management and exercise) and Community Health Promotion.

Tanya has written and presented a range of 'Drug-Herb/Nutrient Interactions' seminars for Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Professionals in Integrative Medicine. She is a contributing author to a range of clinical textbooks.

"Tanya immediately puts you at ease, even though your world has turned upside down she makes you feel like there's hope. She explains everything better than the oncologists and doctors and gives great detail on the treatment plan and why. The treatment plan that Tanya builds is very helpful too." Patient

"From the first appointment I found Tanya to be a great listener and very empathic. She had a wealth of knowledge for me to tap into. The plan she made up for me made sense and explained why for every supplement inclusion, dietary inclusion/avoidance/reduction. She has taken on board all my ups and downs and allows me to have my moments of crying etc. I feel comfortable with her." Patient

"Tanya has helped with supplements, dietary advice and communicating with oncologist specialists to help us make more informed decisions and choices. Her medical knowledge and background give us confidence to make our own choices without the persistent (and sometimes bullying) advice to follow mainstream strategies." Patient

Dr. Shala Rasouli

Integrative Medicine Naturopath, Hyperthermia Technician
(Doctor of Philosophy) Ph.D. (Cancer Immunology), B.H.Sc. (Naturopathy), Cert. IV Bowen Therapy, Reiki Practitioner
Member ATMS

As a highly accomplished senior scientist and immunologist, Shala finished her PhD in immunology and melanoma cancer research in 2002 at Monash University. For her postdoctoral fellowship Shala was offered a position at Shriners Hospital for Children (Portland, Oregon, USA). As an author, Shala has published scientific articles in a number of nationally and internationally recognised journals.

After 10 years of postdoctoral fellowship in cancer research and immunology, Shala sought to start her second Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2012.

Shala is the Lead Researcher at MIOG and balances clinical practice with consistent development of our extensive database of evidence based research. She is dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of supportive interactions and research for cancer patients. 

As a clinician, Shala's passion is in integrative and herbal medicine, nutrition and cancer support. Shala is also interested in other health conditions such as endocrine issues, digestive and cardiovascular health.

Ashley Lui

Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Massage and Myotherapy
B.H.Sc. (Myotherapy), Dip Remedial Therapy, Level 2 Oncology Massage

Ashley has always been fascinated as to how the human body can repair itself and how successful natural therapies can affect the healing process on both a physical, mental and emotional level.

After enduring a sports injury to her knee in 2009, it was her post-operation rehabilitation which lead her to study to become a Myotherapist. She now has a wide range of skills which she incorporates into her client's treatments, which range from Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Myofascial Release, Myofascial Cupping, Myofascial Dry Needling, Electro Dry Needling, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage (Relaxation).

Ashley has further studied with Oncology Massage Limited, where she completed her level two certification in Oncology Massage. She is also a member of the National OMT therapist and BCNA website listings.

Ashley is passionate about providing gentle massage for those enduring cancer or any life-threatening illness. Ashley's passion stemmed from seeing businesses turn away clients because they had a diagnosis of cancer. It didn't matter what type of cancer or if they had finished treatment, the mention of the word 'cancer' often resulted in clients simply being turned away. This refusal was quite upsetting, not only to the client, but for families and friends who were just trying to give their loved one a special gift.

Ashley believes it comes down to education and creating awareness that light touch massage is highly recommended, whether it be before, during or after active treatment. Ashley volunteers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre each fortnight where she offers hand and foot massages to patients and families of patients, hoping one day massage will be implemented in all hospitals and medical settings.

Jane Fletcher

Health Psychologist
B.A., Grad Dip A. Psych., MAPS CHP

Jane is a health psychologist with over 15 years experience working with individuals with cancer.

Jane continues to offer evidence based intervention to individuals, couples and families at all stages of the cancer experience from diagnosis to bereavement. She has extensive experience using cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, a range of existential approaches and mindfulness based interventions.

She is qualified in medical hypnosis and uses this for the treatment of cancer related sleep disorders, and phobic and conditioned responses.

She has a special interest in sexuality and is experienced in a range of specific interventions for the psycho-sexual issues associated with a cancer diagnosis. Special interests include breast, gynaecological, prostate, bowel, lung and haematological cancers.

Jane is passionate about offering care to those diagnosed with less common cancers. She also works with those who have tested gene positive for cancer and who may require prophylactic surgical intervention.

Jane speaks widely, both locally and internationally, to peers and those living with a cancer diagnosis, and she holds adjunct appointments with Monash University and the Szalmuk Family Psycho-oncology Unit.

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  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
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  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
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