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Meet our team.



Principal Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist & Founder

Elizabeth Cullen is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She studied a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently studying her Masters of Women’s Health Medicine and Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales.

After living in Cheng Du, China for hospital placement Elizabeth experienced integrative medicine of Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and saw first hand the health benefits of comprehensive health care for patients. Her passion drew her to founding The Dao Health in 2016 in which she is dedicated to creating a practice where patients of the West can confidently and safely experience and benefit treatment learnt from the East.

Through the use of the latest evidence based Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture research each patient is treated as an individual at The Dao Health. Elizabeth seeks the root of the cause rather than the branch to restore the healthy balance both physically and emotionally. As well as Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine treatment Elizabeth encourages time in consultations for education of individualised lifestyle and dietary advice with patients to empower them to regain the responsibility of their own health. She promotes shared care with allied health professionals of the Sutherland Shire and St George community.

Elizabeth has a particular passion and enthusiasm treating Women’s Health and Fertility beginning with Menarche and Menstrual issues including Endometriosis and Poylcystic Ovary Syndrome through to Pre conception behaviour, Natural Fertility support, Male fertility support, IUI and IVF support, Pregnancy, Labour preparation and Post natal care.

She treats a range of conditions in the clinic and has interest and experience in the treatment of Bells Palsy, Digestive Issues, Skin conditions, Sleep issues, Chronic Fatigue, Musculoskeletal Issues, Mental Health and Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Elizabeth’s ongoing curiosity with Chinese Medicine inspires her to travel back to China for ongoing study and in her spare time enjoys taking her two rescue dogs Iris and Arthur to the beach.

She is a registered member of The Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).



Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner &

Nuala Walker has completed her bachelor of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She has experienced further hospital training in Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, Nanjing, China. and spent practical hours with many experienced practitioners in Sweden, Holland, India, England and Australia.

Nuala is now supplementing her studies with a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Women’s Health) at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nuala Walker is a practitioner who is determined to help and educate people to see their body, mind and spirit as a whole. Helping people to see a world that is wonderful as well as lowering the set backs of ailments and disease.

She had been living in Sweden for 6 years, where she ran her practice in Linköping and Helsingborg. Prior to moving back to Sydney to begin practicing once more.

She has also acquired her 300RYT yoga teacher training in accordance with Yoga Alliance and has a special interest in Pre-natal and Post-natal yoga.

Nuala treats an array of ailments including menstrual health, pregnancy, birth preparation, post-natal care, sleep disruptions, emotional discomforts, children’s conditions and general aches and pain.

Her focus is on treating each aspect of a person, and disseminating quality, helpful information. Her treatments aim to help the body heal and strengthen, simultaneously.

She is a registered member of The Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner &

Georgia graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner and uses a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Moxa, Cupping and Chinese medicine dietary advice in her treatments to support patients in improving their personal health. Her passion of the therapeutic benefits that Chinese Medicine brings leads her treatment principles and outcomes to what can be achieved through restoring balance in the mind and body.

Throughout Georgia’s  4 year degree, her desire and curiosity to increase her knowledge gave her the opportunity to complete a clinical placement at Concord Hospital, specifically working with Cancer patients under the supervision of Professor Byeongsang Oh. This program worked alongside the patient’s usual chemotherapy or radiotherapy care by using acupuncture to increase the patient’s quality of life, whilst relaxing the muscles and sinews to decrease and manage their pain. Furthermore, her university studies enabled her to travel to China to intern and study at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinic.

Having grown up dancing, Georgia’s love for ballet took her around the world performing. It was through these years of dance where she grew to understand and become familiar with the way the body and mind are supposed to feel when they are in good health, but also the feeling when there is internal disharmony, imbalance, injury or fatigue. It was from her own experience of seeking out a holistic treatment where her passion for healing others and interest in alternative medicine began to flourish.

Georgia is interested in treating a variety of different areas of health, including musculoskeletal conditions involving pain management and recovery, women’s health including menstrual irregularities, fertility, pregnancy and post-natal care, digestive disorders and overall general wellbeing. She looks forward to working with her patients and respecting all aspects of mind, body and soul to support their quality of life.

She is a registered member of The Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).



Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner &

Kaylene has a passion for exploring Oriental medicine to support her patients, her family and herself regain and maintain health and vitality. Kay believes that one does not need to be ill to benefit from Chinese medicine and rather,  only possess a desire to live an improved quality of life free from physical or emotional constraints.

Completing her Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Distinction, Kaylene witnessed first hand during her internship in Nanjing, China, how the modalities of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, Moxibustion and Tuina created positive outcomes for patients. She recognises treatment is not about making a choice between western or eastern medicine, but a shared journey to improved health for the individual.

With a love of problem solving and attention to detail, Kaylene takes the time to comprehensively explore patient’s lifestyles. This identifies disharmonies of body, mind and soul that can manifest as symptoms of discomfort or disease. She is passionate about educating people so that they can take control of their own health and wellbeing, offering support every step of the way.

With a previous career in the corporate world and a busy family life, Kaylene appreciates the stresses and demands of modern day living and her treatments offer the opportunity to retreat from the chaos and reconnect with one’s self. A dedicated yoga practitioner for twenty years, Kaylene draws inspiration from the ancient Eastern philosophies for balanced living and encourages her patients to do the same by eating well, moving the body regularly and taking adequate rest. She combines her experience with clinical TCM knowledge to deliver quality, evidence-based healthcare, and regularly supplements her knowledge with professional training courses.

Kaylene is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and is a full member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). One can expect a caring and compassionate approach to your treatment, where Kaylene’s goal is for you to experience the very best version of yourself in the most holistic way possible.



The Dao Health Clinic Manager

Rachael O’Halloran has over 24 years of experience in all areas of clinic management. She is patient-focused and can be described as approachable, hardworking and committed. Rachael loves to build relationships with patients and also help to promote the clinic in the community. She will always try her best so that patients feel welcomed and at home at The Dao Health.

Rachael is a mother to 3 children and 2 stepsons and is also kept busy walking her 2 pugs and a new kelpie puppy. She tries to live a stress-free and happy lifestyle and looks forward to catching up with you at your next visit.




Emma is currently in her final year of studying Naturopathy, graduating mid-2019. Her passions are herbal and energetic medicine, and the connection between emotional, physical and spiritual health. Always travelling and learning about traditional healing practices, Emma spent some time in 2018 completing work experience with traditional medicine workers in India and completed her level 1 in Reiki in the Blue Mountains. 

In the future she hopes to do a lot more travelling, spending some time in South America learning Amazonian healing practices and also exploring Indigenous Australian bush medicine. Emma is the proud mother of Dudley the chihuahua and on her days off you’ll find her either with her head in a book, at the beach or walking a bush track. She also loves to paint and draw, mainly the female form and native flowers, you may see some of her work in the clinic on your next visit.