Registered Toyohari Meridian Therapist
Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Kampo Herbal Practitioner
Remedial Massage Therapist
AHPRA Registered Acupuncturist Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Toyohari Medical Association (Japan)
Kelly Seipel is a highly experienced practitioner of East Asian medicine with over 30 years of experience. As the founder of Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic, Kelly is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellness.
Kelly’s journey into the world of East Asian medicine began after her career as a registered and paediatric nurse. She was drawn to the Japanese form of massage, Shiatsu, and from there pursued a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specialising in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Tui Na (Chinese massage).
Kelly then travelled to China, where she expanded her knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital. Shortly after, she discovered Japanese meridian therapy through the Tokyo Toyohari Association and underwent several study trips to Japan, which inspired her to specialise in this gentle form of acupuncture.
Over the years, Kelly has continued to further her education and training, studying under experienced Japanese and Western teachers in the Dr. Yoshio Manaka protocols, Kiiko Matsumoto’s clinical strategies, and the Toyohari style of acupuncture. She also completed a four-year training course under Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei, an eminent Japanese practitioner and previous apprentice of the Master acupuncturist Kiyoshi Nagano.
In 2022, Kelly completed a 2-year training program in Kampo Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine under Nigel Dawson during the pandemic. She also finished her Advanced Certificate in Neoclassical Acupuncture in April 2023 under Slate Burris, which brings new insights to ancient medical wisdom and practical strategies for acupuncture.
Kelly’s approach to healthcare is focused on preventative medicine, integrating healthy sleep patterns, nutrition, regular exercise, and relaxation. Her treatments are designed to address a broad range of health issues, including musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic disorders, and mental health issues such as fatigue, stress, and anxiety. She is particularly passionate about women’s health and loves working with babies and children, using the Japanese style of gentle paediatric acupuncture known as Shonishin.
As the founder of Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic, Kelly’s extensive knowledge of East Asian medicine and dedication to her clients’ wellbeing make her an invaluable leader and practitioner within the team, ensuring the highest level of care for all those who seek out Ondol’s services.