KerryFERTILITY ACUPUNCTURIST AND BIRTH ATTENDANT

KERRY MARSHALL   Lic Ac, AHPRA, ANTA, OSMbBAcC

Kerry has been a Registered Acupuncturist since 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience as complimentary therapist.  She trained in the UK learning both 5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles.

Outside of the treatment room Kerry also offers mentoring, enjoys speaking engagements to healthcare professionals and the public, was the co-founder of two multi-bed acupuncture projects in Melbourne, and participates in acupuncture/IVF research. She was a founding committee member of the Fertility and Pregnancy Childbirth team London and has treated patients in fertility clinics, detox centres and hospital settings.  Kerry is also a Birth Attendant and an Educator of Natural Fertility Methods.  She has been privileged to witness the miracle of 18 babies enter the world.

Kerry is a great collaborator and truly believes that people are more supported through health if their providers are known to each other. Having worked in clinics in London alongside GP’s, obstetricians and fertility specialists, she gained a true respect for Western Medicine. She also appreciates when and how Acupuncture can work in conjunction with Western Medicine for best effect. On returning to Melbourne and then to the Peninsula Kerry has grown a network of like-minded complementary and medical practitioners who she shares patients with.

“People often think I am a vegetarian, home birthing greeny because I am an acupuncturist! Yes, I am healthy, but I live in moderation and am realistic with my lifestyle. My advice and treatments are always unique to the individual in front of me; two people with the same health complaint will get a different diagnosis and an achievable plan suited to them.”

“I first became intrigued with Eastern Medicine whilst travelling in Northern India at the age of 20. Receiving Tibetan medicine from the Dalai Lama’s doctor ignited the seed of curiosity that would later become a passion and career in Acupuncture.  Chinese Medicine philosophy is both mystical and simple. Its lessons to live a balanced, moderate, nourishing, well and long life are a joy to share with my patients as well as integral to my own wellbeing.”

Qualifications

  • Licentiate of Acupuncture LicAc
  • College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, UK
  • OS member of The British Acupuncture Council
  • Registered Acupuncturist AHPRA
  • Member of ANTA