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Shirley Chong

TCM Practitioner

Shirley has been steeped in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  since childhood, surrounded by her father's half-century of experience treating patients and learning from him. His belief in the complementary nature of conventional and traditional medicine inspired her to pursue her own studies in healthcare, qualifying as a pharmacist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Australia and furthering her training with three years in major TCM hospitals in Shanghai. For the past 20 years, Shirley has been working in both fields.

When the world was thrown into disarray during the lockdowns in Melbourne, Shirley was determined to do her part to help her patients. She began to share her expertise in Chinese Medicine nutrition through her YouTube channel, teaching her followers how to use Chinese herbs safely and effectively at home, as well as how to use the TCM wisdom to create a healthier lifestyle. For Shirley, TCM  isn't just something that should be limited to the clinic, but rather a way of life and a way of eating that she was brought up with.

Many of Shirley’s viewers were drawn to her channel with a great interest in learning the holistic approach of TCM in well-being and food. Shirley understands some may find it difficult to understand the jargons and the very different way of thinking. Shirley works to demystify TCM. With her extensive training in both pharmacy and TCM, as well as her living experience in both Eastern and Western countries, she uses easy-to-understand language and holds your hands to cross-cultural or language barriers, guiding and supporting you to find your way into the wonderful world of TCM.


- Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Monash, Australia

- Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) , RMIT University, Australia

- Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture), RMIT University, Australia

- Registered Pharmacist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australia

Youtube: @ChineseHerbalPantry

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