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Our philosophy: Your health

Our philosophy is based on combined holistic and evidence based treatments to support you and your ability to heal. We focus on restoring and maintaining balance and harmony in the body. We want you to walk out of the clinic feeling better than when you walked in.

Treatments are personalised, with an integrative medicine approach to patient health care; one that empowers the patients with knowledge, support and guidance through acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutritional and lifestyle advice.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As we are registered healthcare professionals in allied health we are regarded as an essential service.⁠
We come under both primary and essential for a lot of people. So we are advised to remain open to serve people and take pressure off the medical system. That said, we are in extraordinary circumstances and are taking all the appropriate measures to protect you, us and the wider community.⁠

If you are showing any respiratory or viral symptoms, cough, cold, fever etc. please only book a telehealth (online/phone) consult with us, otherwise please book in and wash your hands on arrival. We are spacing out appointments to avoid waiting times and to accommodate social distancing.⁠

 

Rachael Haley

RACHAEL IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Rachael is a registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner).

Rachael has been working as healthcare practitioner since 2005; initially as a Myotherapist and then she transitioned into Traditional Chinese medicine in 2010.

Rachael had her first positive experience with acupuncture at 11yrs year old. This sparked a curiosity to learn more about eastern medicine and then inspired her to help others have a positive experience too.

Rachael loves assisting those needing pain and stress management and energy support. She has a special interest in supporting couples trying to conceive and supporting women during pregnancy and postpartum care. In the last 5 years she has taken a keen interest in and incorporated Kiiko style Japanese acupuncture into her practice.

Rachael’s qualifications and accreditations

 

Melinda McDonald

Melinda is a registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner).

Melinda has worked in several multidisciplinary clinics across Sydney for over 10 years, including The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic (formerly known as The Acupuncture IVF Support Clinic) as a practitioner and a Clinic Manager. She has taught acupuncture to undergraduate TCM students at the University of Technology Sydney and continues to mentor several students in her clinics. She also currently works at Paradigm & Co, an integrative Medical Collective in CBD.

Melinda’s journey into Chinese Medicine has been the culmination of a diverse array of life experiences. After studying Psychology, travelling the globe, working in the corporate world as a senior business analyst, acquiring her Reiki Masters, studying massage, discovering yoga, then moving into the not-for-profit world of Outward Bound Australia she not only ‘found herself’ but found Traditional Chinese Medicine. She read an article on Acupuncture and Chinese medical theory and had one of those ‘light bulb’ moments and after her first acupuncture session she was hooked!

Melinda uses a very gentle and integrative approach to support her clients in all facets of general health. She likes to collaborate and combine the best of traditional natural therapies and modern conventional medicine to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Her areas of special interest and experience include women’s health, male and female fertility, pre-conception and IVF support, pregnancy and postpartum care, and paediatrics. She also enjoys helping people with anxiety and stress-related conditions.

Melinda’s qualifications and accreditations

 

Machelle Boothroyd  

Machelle is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner)

Machelle is passionate about health living. She knows from her own experience that making your health your number one priority is the foundation for having the vitality to get the most out of what life has to offer. 

Like many TCM practitioners, Machelle was inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through her own experience when she was introduced to it 20 years ago. She was able to turn her health around through a combination of supplements, improved diet, herbs and acupuncture.

Machelle is passionate about patient education and helping individuals overcome both acute and chronic health challenges. She often tailors her treatments to work with other health professionals and praises the preference of her patients in combining various approaches to their health. She believes that a combination of TCM and biomedical medicine can help individuals achieve optimal health and wellness.

Machelle has a special interest in supporting couples trying to conceive, women through their pregnancy, as well as paediatrics and IVF support.

Machelle’s qualifications and accreditations

 

Jennifer Jones 

Jennifer is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner).

Jennifer discovered TCM in her teens when Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine was the primary thing that helped her recover from debilitating migraines. She has always been fascinated with oriental mythology from a young age hence enrolling in the degree shortly after finishing high school.

Jen has been practicing in and around the eastern suburbs of Sydney since she completed her studies in 2006. She has worked alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths, naturopaths and podiatrists in holistic health clinics. 

Drawing on her remedial massage background, Jen uses a tactile approach to her gentle acupuncture treatments to locate blockages and release them with acupuncture. Jen has a special interest in women’s health and fertility, migraine headache and sports injuries.

Outside of the clinic, Jen is a busy mama with her toddler twin girls, loves keeping active, gardening, cooking and getting creative.

Jennifer’s qualifications and accreditations

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (UTS)
  • Internship & Advanced studies in TCM (China-Japan alliance hospital; Beijing, China)
  • New Zealand School of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine – Began a masters in Research Studies (deferred due to maternity leave).
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Randwick TAFE)
  • Accredited member of ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) 
  • Registered with Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA Registration no: CMR0001719106)

About Us

Our philosophy is based on combined holistic and evidence based treatments to support you and your ability to heal. We focus on restoring and maintaining balance and harmony in the body. We want you to walk out of the clinic feeling better than when you walked in.

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Upstairs above Nimbus & Co

97 Bondi Rd.
Bondi NSW 2026

0432 395 765

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