Introducing Shelley Beer
If you are looking for experience- then lets explore the type of experience Shelley Has had in 30 years in clinical practice. She consulted privately while concurrently teaching Chinese Medicine at Victoria University for 16 of those years while also serving on the Chinese Medicine Registration Board from 2000-2009, then the National board until 2014. She continued to serve Chinese medicine by establishing Community low cost open group acupuncture, mentoring students and continuing full time practice till May 2018 when she formally retired and relocated to the Clarence Valley, where she continues to offer her services. This timespan of service indicates a deep commitment to this ancient medical system.
Shelley came from a background rich in life experiences, before choosing to specialise in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Her orthodox training involved a Bachelor’s Degree from Monash University in Botany, a Graduate Diploma in Women’s Health and PhD from the University of Melbourne, in menopause and Chinese medicine.
Upon graduation of fours years training in Chinese medicine, she undertook an internship in China at Dongzhimen Hospital of the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in 1989. There she worked in the Acupuncture Department and the Gynaecology Department using Internal (Herbal) Medicine. She has since completed a further 4 hospital internships over the past 30 years – Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing.
She has worked extensively within multi-disciplinary clinics. On return from China, she consulted for Bayside Natural Therapies and Clifton Hill Natural Health Centre before setting up her own practice as a founding practitioner of The Greville Street Clinic in Prahran and since 2003 , was a founding director and practitioner of Daylesford Health Professionals until 2014. She established Central Highlands Pain & Well-being Centre in Daylesford .
She is proud to have founded the first dedicated Chinese Herbal Medicine degree in an Australian university in 1996. In December 2000, she was appointed to the inaugural Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria and completed her nine year term during 2009. She Lectured in Traditional Chinese Medicine for 16 years, until 2008 at Victoria University . More recently she consulted for the National Chinese Medicine Board between 2012- 2014, assessing grand-parenting applications and contributing to accreditation standards for ongoing registration qualifications.
Finally, at the end of 2014 she devised a Community open group acupuncture model into her Daylesford clinic, enabling her to offer acupuncture in a form that makes access to her skills less costly, while the power of healing is enhanced in a group setting. The shared conversations from the participants can be very enlightening, funny or supportive. If you are not sure if acupuncture is right for you, this low cost form is a way to dip your toe in.
Shelley has established a Community acupuncture service in Iluka & Yamba NSW, from August 2018 -February 2019 . She has retired from full time practice , but has time for private consultations in Iluka, Yamba and Grafton .
She regularly starts each day with yoga . She has an eye for the beautiful seen in the natural environment and derives great stillness there.
Now she has gone sailing, Sally Coltman is continuing Clarence Valley Services in Yamba and Grafton