Acupuncture Melrose Park


Acupuncture near Melrose Park


Acupuncture near Melrose Park – Looking for great Acupuncture near Melrose Park? We have the answer! Our Acupuncturists at Ryde Natural Health Clinic are professionally university trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and are highly experienced in treating a wide range of health complaints and concerns.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners

    Dr. Kuo Jen (Hank) Chen

    Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner Dr. Kuo Jen (Hank) Chen Having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney, followed by a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a PhD in Nanjing, China, Dr Kuo Jen ‘Hank’ Chen is not only an experienced and accomplished practitioner, but he has a deep passion for the profession.

    While patients have sought out Hank’s assistance to treat and manage the symptoms of a range of conditions, he has a keen interest in working with patients with issues related to pain, stress, digestion, fatigue, women’s health and infertility* (both male and female).

    Dr Julia Oh

    Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner Julia Oh Julia is a bright and caring Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who has a particular interest in working with patients with issues related to Women’s Health and Infertility* (both male and female), pain, stress, digestion and fatigue.

    Currently completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney, Julia supports and contributes to the Chinese Medicine profession’s move towards evidence-based treatments through rigorous research and clinical trials.

    *There is some research evidence that Chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments such as IVF, and there is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for IVF.

    There is continuing research on how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as a supplementary treatment that may assist with IVF. Consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

    Dr Anthony Keating

    North Ryde Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalist Dr Anthony Keating Anthony Keating B.H.Sc, (UTS, Sydney) is a registered Acupuncturist with over 12 years of clinical experience.

    Anthony’s treats patients with a wide variety of medical conditions and has a special interest and a lot of experience in the following areas.

    • Pain management and Injury recovery
    • Mental Health
    • Oncology/ Chemo Support
    • Immune Function Support
    • Pregnancy, IVF and Labour

    Anthony is dedicated practitioner who is known to be supportive and attentive to clients needs. The acupuncture treatments seem to allow the patient to draw on the bodies own resources for healing and self repair. Often the patient will report feeling centred and deeply relaxed post treatment and this feeling can remain with them for several days after.

    In his practice, Anthony draws from his unique clinical and cultural experiences during 18 months living and working in China and South Korea. It was these countries where he did intern-ships in both public and private hospitals settings.

    Outside of his work Anthony is a proud father, plays sports like Brazilian Jujitsu, enjoys cooking and music, as well as meditating regularly.

How does Acupuncture work…

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture and other techniques are utilised to activate Meridians and Channels in the body which in turn, help to maintain the healthy function of internal organs and tissues. Some of the other techniques that may be used alongside acupuncture in a TCM consult include:

    • Moxibustion – heating acupuncture needles with dried herb sticks. This activates and warms the acupuncture point. Also known as “moxa”.
    • Cupping – the application of glass cups to create suction on the skin. This helps to relieve stagnation of qi and blood, that can occur in sporting injuries etc.
    • Herbal medicine – Chinese herbs may be prescribed in the form of teas, tablets, capsules and powders to supplement acupuncture treatment.
    • Electro stimulation – involves providing electrical stimulation to acupuncture needles. A very useful technique for the relief of muscle pain.
    • Acupressure– can be a great hands on way to consolidate the acupuncture treatment. Acupressure will be incorporated into the treatment if necessary or substituted for those afraid of needles.

Fees for Acupuncture

Your initial acupuncture consultation is only $110. Your initial consultation includes your first treatment and will generally last a duration of up to sixty minutes. Your practitioner will take some time during this consult to discuss with you the history of your condition or health concerns, carry out some diagnostic Traditional Chinese Medical tests, explain to you the goals of treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Standard follow-up 30 minute consultations are $80.

Longer follow-up 60 minute consultations are $110.

*Hank may provide Chinese herbs to supplement your acupuncture treatment, which may incur an additional cost.

*Most health funds will provide a rebate for acupuncture services – for those with ‘extras’ cover. To check if you are eligible for a rebate prior to your appointment, simply let us know the name of your fund at the time of booking and we’ll let you know which practitioners are covered by your fund.

Acupuncture near Melrose Park. Why choose us?

  • Qualified Professionals: Our acupuncturists are all tertiary qualified.
  • English Speaking: Our acupuncturists are fluent in English.
  • Health fund rebates: We can swipe your card on-the-spot for all services!
  • Free and easy parking is available at the door.
  • We’re available when you are: Appointments can be booked as early as 8am and as late as 8pm 7 days.

If you’re looking for Acupuncture near Melrose Park, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!