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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 who has been practising for 10 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, particularly the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to assist with both natural fertility and IVF processes.


She is a trained Doula for labour and birth support. She enjoys a reputation for extensive experience with IVF Patients, a holistic approach and commitment to the wellbeing of her clients.


Brook Canning
(Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist) 

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


Brook Canning has been practising Acupuncture since 1999. After completing her university degree in Acupuncture she continued her studies in China at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine integrated hospital, where she completed an Advanced Diploma in TCM. She also completed a postgraduate certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2000.


Brook specialises in Women’s Health issues including fertility, IVF support, pregnancy and gynaecological disorders.


Dr Julie Phillips-Moore
(Hypnotherapist & Naturopath)

Ph.D., Master Behavioural Health Science (Distinctions), B.A.(Psych.), Dip.Clin.Hyp., Dip. Counselling, Dip.Hom.Med., Dip.Herb.Med., Dip.Nutrition.


Julie is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience. She specialises in HypnoBirthing and HypnoFertility but also treats other problems such as stress-related disorders, anxiety, eating and sleep disorders, and smoking. She is also a naturopath and homoeopath. Bach Flower Remedies and EFT are often included in the consultation.


Julie obtained her degree in Psychology, her Masters Degree in Behavioural Health Science, and her Ph.D in the field of psychoneuroimmunology from the University of Sydney. She has given lectures at the university in the Faculty of Health Sciences and is also a guest lecturer in complementary medicine.






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