Dr Mark Shoring (Chinese Medicine)



  • Dr Mark Shoring (Chinese Medicine) An Abbreviated Biography:

    Dr Mark Shoring (Chinese Medicine) has been in practice for over 18 years and is an Australian recognised leader in the practice of Chinese and Naturopathic medicine.


    Commencing his career with a lengthy Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine hospital internship in Nanning hospitals 1 and 2 located in Guangxi province of China, Mark quickly recognised the importance of developing higher levels of knowledge and skill in the practices of Chinese and Naturopathic medicine. This led Mark to complete many additional post-graduate programs at mainstream Australian universities (as listed below) whilst also developing his own professional knowledge and skill through extensive patient contact in the field.


    It is through this quest for further knowledge and skill that led Mark to also apply and subsequently succeed in many senior educational roles at the 'Australian College of Natural Medicine' now trading as 'Endeavour College of Natural Health'. Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest training provider for undergraduate bachelor level qualifications in Chinese and Naturopathic medicine programs. These roles included but are not limited to the following:

    • Director of Education
    • Associate Director of Education
    • Head of School (Oriental Medicine and Bioscience)
    • National Program Leader (Chinese Medicine)
    • National Head of Faculty (Naturopathy)
    • Queensland Head of Faculty (Naturopathy)
    • Contract Academic (Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine Programs)


    These roles have seen Mark play both previously and current an active role within the professional training of Acupuncturists and Naturopathic Medicine Practitioners.


    In addition this led Mark to also served as a director on the board of the Australia Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). ANTA is the largest professional practice body within Australia that represents a wide range of professions including Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine. It is through these duties Mark worked collaboratively with the board to ensure high level on-going professional  and legislative recognition for practitioners Australia wide whilst also serving regularly as a expert in the field of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine at continuing professional education seminars delivered throughout Australia.

  • Dr Mark Shoring (Chinese Medicine) Qualifications:

    • Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) University of Western Sydney
    • Master of Acupuncture University of Western Sydney
    • Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
    • Master of Health Science (Nutrition Medicine) University of New England
    • Master of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) University of New England
    • Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Human Nutrition) Deakin University
    • Graduate Certificate of Education (Higher Education) University of Queensland
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) Australian College of Natural Medicine
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) Australian College of Natural Medicine
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Dr Mark Shoring (Chinese Medicine) National Registration and Professional Association Recognition:

    • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia [Chinese Medicine Practitioner - CMR0001740489]
    • Fellow of the Australian Natural Therapies Association [F5956 IE06]
    • Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association [1480]

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Goyat√°, SL. Avelino, CC. Santos, SV. Souza Junior, DI. Gurgel, MD. Terra, FS. 2016. Effects from acupuncture in treating anxiety: integrative review. Rev Bras Enferm. Jun;69(3):602-609.

The study concluded that acupuncture showed positive and statistically significant effects when treating subjects with anxiety.

Linde, K. Allais, G. Brinkhaus, B. Fei, Y. Mehring, Vertosick, EA. Vickers, A. White, AR. 2016. Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Jun 28;6:CD001218.

The study concluded that adding acupuncture to the symptomatic treatment of attacks reduced the frequency of these episodes.

Trinh, K. Graham, N. Irnich, D. Cameron, ID. Forget, M. 2016. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 4;(5):CD004870.

Moderate-quality evidence suggests that acupuncture relieves pain better than sham acupuncture, as measured at completion of treatment and at short-term follow-up, and that those who received acupuncture report less pain and disability at short-term follow-up than those on a wait-list. Moderate-quality evidence also indicates that acupuncture is more effective than inactive treatment for relieving pain at short-term follow-up.