Our Team – Our Experience

Ngaio Richards

M. Hlth. Sc. (TCM), Dip. App. Sc. (Ac), Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

Ngaio Richards

The founder of House of Fertility & Healing, Ngaio has been a practicing Acupuncturist for over 25yrs, a Chinese herbalist for 16 of those years and has over 30yrs experience working in health. Her special interest in women’s health through from puberty to menopause has honed particular areas of expertise in the TCM treatment of fertility/infertility and in pregnancy acupuncture. Well known throughout Sydney, many Midwives Gynaecologists and Obstetricians refer to her.

A pragmatic intuitive, Ngaio encourages a collaborative healing process through which the health issues on hand become tools and opportunities for her patient to learn more about body/mind and how to proactively take better care & responsibility for oneself. She utilizes both Chinese (Acupuncture, cold laser, Chinese Herbal Medicine) and western medical models alongside dietary & lifestyle coaching (where necessary) to diagnose and address any issues that may be undermining the conception development and birth of a healthy baby, radiant mother. Beyond being symptom-free we aim for boundless energy and feeling really good! She is here to support your birth plan/your health goal, not another agenda. Over 23 years later, her rudder remains her awe of Chinese medicines capacity to turn people’s lives around.

Areas of expertise

  • Pregnancy – much and many, but for example: miscarriage prevention, morning sickness, pubic symphisitis, pain, pelvic instability, carpal tunnel, labor preparation, anxiety, postpartum support & recovery including Mastitis
  • Fertility – both natural fertility support and also IVF support, preparation prior to pregnancy, anovulation
  • Women’s health – menstrual disorders of all kinds is one of the areas Chinese medicine reigns supreme. For example: period pain, Endometriosis, irregular periods, heavy or inter-menstrual bleeding
  • Children’s health – when a child receives correct treatment their bodies respond immediately. Their bodies are different to adults.

She continues to regularly update her skills & knowledge via post graduate learning, trips to China, India & Europe for research and study under older & wiser therapists, industry seminars, mentoring newer practitioners & a regular meditation practice.

Published Articles

A Story About a Small, Feisty Warrior – Journal of Chinese Medicine, Feb ’05

A Bitter Pill – Journal of Chinese Medicine, Oct ’06


Ngaio is here on Thursdays 9.30am-7pm & Fridays 9.30am-7pm.

For further information please visit Ngaio.net


Kevin Redmond

Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Kevin Redmond

Kevin is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner with the Chinese Medical Board of Australia and a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from UTS and a Certificate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing, China).

Kevin integrates his vast knowledge and practical experience in Western Medicine with the holistic insight of Chinese Medicine to deliver high level healthcare and the best possible outcomes for all clients. His practice is grounded in the belief that the most effective path to health and well-being is through an individualized approach that actively engages the whole person to address emotional and spiritual as well as physical imbalances.

Kevin utilizes a combination of modalities which may include Acupuncture (both Japanese & Chinese styles), Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion along with dietary and lifestyle advice.

Specializing in Japanese Style Acupuncture which is gentle, relaxing and effective.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fertility Problems (male and female)
  • IVF support
  • Pregnancy Care and Preparing for Labour
  • Muscular Skeletal Disorders/Sports Injuries/Pain Management
  • Emotional Disorders


Kevin is available by appointment on Tuesdays 8am-7pm, Wednesdays 8am-7pm, and Saturdays 7am-3pm.

For further enquiries please contact Kevin at the House of Fertility & Healing, 02 9560 1100 or book yourself in online via this website.


Alice Yang

Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Alice Yang

Alice is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who encompasses a skill set which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and moxibustion.

She graduated from UTS with a  degree in Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has completed an internship at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, where she worked on various wards including  dermatology, gynaecology, oncology, and musculo-skeletal.

She strongly advocates a holistic approach in health and well being, where treatment is a combination of providing relief for symptoms as well as addressing the root cause of health  conditions. An integral part of Alice’s practice is an emphasis on the important role diet and lifestyle can play in a person’s health and healing process.

Alice is a member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association and a registered member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

Areas of Expertise

Alice has a strong interest in:

  • Women’s Health – especially in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy & Fertility – IVF, Pre- and Post-Natal Care and Birth Induction
  • Weight Loss and Digestion
  • Migraine and Headaches


Available by appointment on Sundays 9am – 5pm.

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


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 while treating them with herbs and acupuncture. She uses these techniques to help individuals overcome their acute and chronic health challenges. Machelle is also experienced in assisting women through pregnancy, treating children and supporting couples for natural fertility management including IVF acupuncture support.

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.

Machelle uses Chinese Medicine theory and its unique diagnosis to provide individualised 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 a combination of TCM and western medicine can help individuals achieve optimum health.

Areas of Expertise

Machelle has a strong interest in:

  • Digestive disorders – irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, bloating
  • IVF Support/Fertility Support – for both female and male prior to and during IVF treatments
  • Female health – support for those with PCO(S), Endometriosis, irregular periods, painful periods
  • Pregnancy – care throughout the pregnancy and preparation for labour
  • Immune & Respiratory Health – sinusitis, tonsillitis, allergies, asthma, colds and flu, post viral support, chronic fatigue, weak immune system
  • Stress – assisting in management of those with busy work and life styles
  • Children’s Health – anxiety, immune health, active kids with aches and pains, HSC stress support


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.