Machelle (Shelley) Boothroyd

Dip TCM; MAACMA; AHPRA, Acupuncturist / Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Machelle Boothroyd

Machelle is passionate about healthy living. She knows from her own experience that making your health your number one priority is the foundation for having the vitality to live life to the full.

She was inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over twenty years ago, when she turned her own health around through a combination of supplements, improved diet, herbs and acupuncture.

Today, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm through educating others on diet and lifestyle choices and incorporating herbs and acupuncture. For the past 12 years Machelle has enjoyed working with people of all ages with their acute and chronic health challenges with a focus on digestive health.

Machelle has an interest in all aspects of women’s health, working with women throughout their pregnancy and supporting individuals and couples for natural fertility management including IVF acupuncture support. She often works with children and not a day goes by without a muscular skeletal treatment or relaxation treatment being needed.
Machelle uses Chinese Medicine theory and its unique diagnosis as the basis of her treatments. She often tailors her treatments to work with other health practitioners and highly regards the preference of her patients to combine various approaches to health. She believes that it is often a combination of TCM and western medicine that helps individuals achieve their optimum health.

Relevant Qualifications

Machelle’s training includes studies at The Sydney Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine and internships at Guan An Men Hospital Beijing and Jianxi TCM Teaching Hospital Nanchang.

She continually updates and expands her knowledge by regularly attending seminars, learning from internationally recognised researchers and clinicians and holding regular meetings with colleagues. This keeps her up to date with the latest industry knowledge and advancements in Natural Medicine to use in her practice.

Member of the Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA2151)

AHPRA – Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist (CMR 1712407)

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the leading association of qualified acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia. Since 1973, AACMA has represented the profession and values high standards in ethical and professional practice. In 2012, the Chinese medicine profession joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions.


Machelle (Shelley) is available by appointment on Mondays 8am-7pm.

For further enquiries please contact Machelle at the House of Fertility & Healing, 02 9560 1100 or book yourself in for an appointment with her via our online booking system.