Dr. Shirley O'Dwyer

Dr. Shirley graduated from a five-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) at R.M.I.T. University in Melbourne. Her studies lead her to partake in a 4-month internship at Jiangsu Provincial Chinese Medicine Hospital in Nanjing, China, where she gained experience in a wide variety of health conditions such as gynaecology, dermatology, gastrointestinal and respiratory disease learning from specialists of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and the very best in their fields.

After setting up her first practice in the heart of Melbourne, Shirley then went on to complete her third degree, a Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) from the Southern School of Natural Medicine, Fitzroy. On top of the Naturally Not Pregnant, Shirley also runs Nettles Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, offering a unique style of treatment that combines acupuncture and Chinese, European, American and Indian traditional herbal remedies for the modern Australian lifestyle.

Shirley’s passion is working specifically in women’s health, digestion, poor immunity and mental health conditions. She also finds acupuncture extremely effective for treating musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic pain, trauma and injuries.

Shirley is qualified to practice:

Shirley lives and practices in Kew, Melbourne, she has lived in Melbourne her life and has worked in the busy Kew junction shopping precinct since she was a teenager. Married and well travelled, Shirley enjoys reading, cooking and caring for animals.

BAppSc (Chinese Medicine), BAppSc (Human Biology), AHPRA

Clinical Internship (JiangSu Provincial Hospital, China).

BHSc (Western Herbal Medicine)


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