Meet Shirley

Shirley Chong - Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner in Sydney

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is something that was instilled in Shirley from a very young age. Her father is a TCM Practitioner in Malaysia for 40 years. She grew up in his clinic observing him consult patients, learn to identify herbs and their properties, and studied the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. She was his father’s daughter and apprentice.

It is his belief in the complementary nature of conventional and traditional medicine that encouraged Shirley to further her studies in the healthcare industry. She gained the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash University in Melbourne in 1999 and has been working in the field for the past 12 years. As a community and hospital pharmacist, she came to understand the benefits and limitations of both conventional and traditional medicine. It made her aware of the need to be trained in both professions in order to provide the best health care to patients.

Shirley completed a Master of Applied Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine at RMIT University in Melbourne where she was awarded with the Outstanding Academic Award at graduation in 2007. She had also completed Certificate of Advanced Counseling Skills at Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne.

Working as a part time registered pharmacist, combined with a master’s degree and family background in traditional medicine, Shirley’s approaches to your health is personalised, holistic and integrative.  She aims to pursue her philosophy of the nurturing nature of TCM as a path to daily health and happiness.

Shirley has special interest in Women’s Health (Gynaecology), Fertility Issues and Digestive Disorders.

Shirley’s Qualifications, Training & Professional Recognition

Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • Registered Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner – Australian Health Practitioner Regulating Agency (AHPRA)
    — to see her registration details, please click here.
  • Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) – RMIT

— Received The Outstanding Academic Award at graduation (2007)

  • Studied under her father, Mr Kong Chan Chong, who has over 40 years of experiences in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Malaysia
  • Member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)


  • Registered Pharmacist – Australian Health Practitioner Regulating Agency (AHPRA)
    — to see her registration details, please click here.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy – Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University (1999)
  • Member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)


  • Certificate of Advanced Counseling Skills – Cairmillar Institute (for counselling, psychology and psychotherapy) (2003)
  • Current Level 2 First Aid Certificate (Red Cross)