We'll pin you back together!Your local accredited acupuncturist & herbalist in Sydney.
Your journey to better health starts here.
While Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been around for thousands of years, at Kim Gatenby Acupuncture (trading as Sydney Natural Fertility) you will experience a modern and gentle approach to this healthcare system. We’re passionate about making sure your experience is both relaxing and as beneficial as possible.
When you come in to the St Leonards or Dural clinic, we will sit down and have a chat about your health concerns and what your wellness goals are. During this time your practitioner will be coming up with acupuncture points that will give you the best results. Once you are on the comfortable acupuncture table, the super fine acupuncture needles will be inserted. Our style of acupuncture is very gentle, so the whole experience should be relaxing and enjoyable. After 20 minutes of rest time with the needles, they will be removed and you can carry on your day, hopefully feeling lovely and rejuvenated.
While our main area of work is fertility and pregnancy care (predominantly at St Leonards due to the IVF clinics in the area), Kim has been the local acupuncturist in Dural for 16 years and has experience treating a wide range of conditions. Chieko is a registered nurse and midwife with extensive experience in general health management, diabetes management, and pregnancy care. If you would like to discuss your condition before treatment please get in touch through the contact page.
We look forward to helping you and your extended family feel fantastic and in amazing health.
Ba App Sci (TCM), Master RM (current)
Kim is your local registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. She has been working with the communities of the Hills district and Lower North Shore for 16 years. Kim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and regularly undertakes further training to stay ahead of the curve, so you know your health is in good hands when you get treatments from Kim. She is also currently undertaking a Master of Reproductive Medicine at UNSW to offer her fertility patients the absolute best in care (graduating May 2022).
Ba Hlth Sci (TCM), Ba Nursing, Midwife.
Chieko has 15 years experience in western medicine health care and commenced a journey of Traditional Chinese medicine in 2011 after becoming a midwife.
She has a strong passion for combining alternative medicine and western conventional medicine to adjust your body’s balance and healing processes.
- Currently working as a registered nurse/midwife in acute hospital setting to provide pregnancy, labour & birth, & postnatal care.
- Teaching birth preparation classes as a Certified Lamaze Childbirth educator based on Calm birth, Hypnobirthing, & Spinning babies.
- Has attended oncology outpatient acupuncture clinic in Concord between July -November 2018 as a UTS student and completed case studies of Chemo and hormone therapy induced menopause symptoms.
- Completed Graduate Certificate in diabetes education and management at UTS in 2017.
- Obtained certification in reflexology, remedial massage, & fertility massage.
- Ongoing update of skills & knowledge:
- Lactation Consultant course (2020-2021).
- Post Graduate course in Reproductive health in 2021.
St Leonards Clinic
29/56-62 Chandos St
St Leonards NSW 2065
Wednesday 1pm – 9pm
Friday 3pm – 9pm
Fortnightly Saturday 10am – 5pm
3/5 Kenthurst Road
Dural NSW 2158
Fortnightly Saturday 9am – 5pm
Contact to go on waitlist if booked out
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