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Nicola Marishel
(Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist & Doula)

Dip TCM Syd Cert TCM (China)

Nicola Marishel is a qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist and has been in clinical practice in Sydney for eighteen years. Nicola holds a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has completed several internships at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital in Hang Zhou, China.

Nicola has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy, and the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to support the IVF processes. She is a trained Doula for labour and birth support and has done extensive study in pre natal education. 

Nicola has also had a lot of success treating the symptoms of stress, digestive issues and chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain.


Brook Canning
(Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist) 

BA Sc(Acu), Ad Dip TCM(China), PGC CHM, Dip SAM


Brook Canning has been practicing Acupuncture since 1999. Her experience as a practitioner and her caring, unassuming nature underpin her commitment to her patients well being and their positive experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Brook completed her university degree for Acupuncture in Sydney.  She then continued her studies in China –at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine integrated hospital; completing an Advanced Diploma in TCM. A post graduate certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine was completed in 2000.

Brook has been practicing Acupuncture at successful clinics in both London and Sydney for the past eighteen years gaining a strong clinical background in all areas of Acupuncture. Brook is passionate about womens health and has had extensive experience in treating the symptoms of stress, anxiety and pain. 


Keri Krieger
(Acupuncturist & Holistic Counsellor)

Ba H Sc(Acupuncture) Ad Dip TCM


Professionally engaged in bodywork and acupuncture for over 12 years Keri has studied the subtle Japanese style acupuncture in Tokyo and Imabari. This style of acupuncture is very delicate in its application and incorporates the five element or five phase approach of treating. Keri has developed her own style of treatment combining acupuncture with hot stone massage and calling it ‘rockupuncture’. The fusion of hot stones and therapeutic acupuncture enables the re-alignment of energy through the meridians to take place more deeply and with less resistance, leaving you feeling nurtured, restored and nourished. This is an ideal treatment for people dealing with stress and emotional release and those in recovery from adrenal exhaustion.


In addition to this Keri has completed a holistic counselling course which better equips her in treating people who are going through emotional stress or emotional release.


Keri has a diverse experience and currently works at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland. She visits Sydney Essential Health four times a year.





Sydney Essential Health is situated in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bondi Junction and close to Woollahra, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Paddington, Edgecliff, Randwick, Coogee and Bondi. Also only a quick train or bus ride from the city of Sydney and Sydney CBD. Click here for map and contact details.

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