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Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture



Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioner

Dr Simone Ormsby had an Honours Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Sydney University, A Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) from UTS, and a Higher Degree by Research PhD from Western Sydney University. She received four academic excellence awards during her acupuncture degree, an Australian Postgraduate Award and NICM Top-Up Scholarship for her PhD investigation, and an Outstanding Junior Researcher Award from the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) for her PhD findings.


Simone has been involved in health and human disease since graduating in 1989, initially as a research scientist for seven years, then as an acupuncturist for 22 years. Simone pursued her PhD to further contribute to the body of evidence exploring the benefits of acupuncture and continues to pursue this focus, particularly regarding the elucidation of possible mechanistic effects. Simone is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at Western Sydney University in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, an adjunct fellow at NICM Health and Research Institute, and co-lead in the SAR Basic Science Special Interest Group.


She has lectured in acupuncture and bioscience at the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, writes a bimonthly research snapshot of an acupuncture scientific investigation for the SAR newsletter, and regularly reviews research for publication. Simone has contributed to 16 peer-reviewed academic articles/book chapters, with several others currently under review, as well as three academic acknowledgements. Simone has a special interest in bridging the gap between Western science and Traditional East Asian Medicine, as well as in fertility, women’s health, obstetrics and postnatal recovery. Simone has postgraduate certificates in Manaka Protocols, Toyo Hari, and Chinese Herbal Formulae. She predominantly practices Japanese style acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine techniques



Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) from UTS,



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