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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.


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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