Ngaio Richards

M. Hlth. Sc. (TCM), Dip. App. Sc. (Ac), Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner AHPRA, MAACMA

Ngaio holds a Master degree in Health Science (TCM), is a Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner with AHPRA and the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and also a member of AACMA.

The originator of House of Fertility & Healing, Ngaio has been a practicing Acupuncturist for over 27yrs and a qualified Chinese herbalist for 17yrs at last count. She has keen clinical interests in working with women toward healthy and pain-free pregnancy, assisting relief of period pain and in acupuncture treatment of peri-menopausal / menopausal insomnia & hot flushes.

A pragmatic intuitive, she encourages a collaborative healing process through which the health issues on hand become tools and opportunities for her patient to learn more about body/mind and how to proactively take better care & responsibility for oneself. She utilises acupuncture, cold laser, Chinese herbal medicine alongside dietary & lifestyle coaching (where appropriate) to diagnose and address issues that may be undermining flourishing health. Beyond being symptom-free we can aim for robust energy levels and feeling fabulous! She is here to support your birth plan/your health goal, not another agenda. Over 27 years later, her rudder remains her awe of Chinese medicines capacity to turn people’s lives around.

She regularly updates her skills & knowledge via industry seminars, study trips to China, India & Europe under older & wiser practitioners, mentoring newer practitioners & a regular meditation practice.

Published Articles

A Story About a Small, Feisty Warrior – Journal of Chinese Medicine, Feb ’05

A Bitter Pill – Journal of Chinese Medicine, Oct ’06

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Ngaio’s vision of creating an accessible & professionally practitioner-run centre based upon the fundamental tenet of Chinese medicine which is about living in harmony with nature, a fecund space benefiting all those who enter, bore fruit in 2009 when she conceived gestated and finally birthed House of Fertility & Healing. Here, 7 days a week, a small team of practitioners work cohesively, inter-referring amongst each other and to allied and also western medical professionals and hospitals.

Fundamentally we use similar treatment protocols utilised by all the practitioners at the House as part of their own busy practices, ensuring continuity of care between the different clinicians.

House of Fertility & Healing has established itself as one of Sydney’s premier Acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine centres with a clinical focus on pregnancy and ivf fertility support.

We support life and try to keep it real in the process. We invite you to enter our door, allow us to usher you toward peak health, deeper relaxation, & increased ability to flow within the chaos of Sydney.



Ngaio is in clinic at House of Fertility & Healing on Thursdays 9am-7pm & Fridays 9am-7pm.