About Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dr Hank Chen
Dr. Kuo Jen ‘Hank’ Chen is an experienced and accomplished practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has a passion demonstrated by the care he aspires to deliver to each and all of his patients.
Hank completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney, followed by a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007, and his PhD in Nanjing, China.
What hank treats:
While patients have sought out Hank’s assistance to treat and manage the symptoms of a range of conditions, he has a particular interest in working with patients with issues related to pain, stress, digestion, fatigue, women’s health and infertility* (both male and female).
*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.
Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Hank most commonly uses a mix of traditional acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine, and as needed other traditional Chinese medical interventions such as moxibustion, and Tui Na, or modern options including electro-acupuncture and laser acupuncture.
Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, Hank prides himself on having a welcoming, gentle** and reassuring style of treatment.
**Chinese medicine is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
Hank is typically available for appointments:
- Mondays 2pm – 8pm
- Tuesdays 8am – 2pm
- Wednesdays 2pm – 8pm
- Fridays 2pm – 8pm
- Saturdays 8am – 2pm, and
- Sundays 2pm – 8pm
What to expect at your first appointment:
Your initial appointment will last up to sixty minutes and is a private 1 on 1 session (our practitioners don’t treat multiple patients at once, so they can focus on you!). Hank will discuss the history of your condition, carry out a series of tests, and explain the goals of treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Treatments rarely cause pain, and in the case that it does, it is usually temporary.
Follow up appointments with Hank are usually 30 minutes in duration, with the goal of leading you on the path towards your specific health goals.
Initial Consult: $120
Standard Consult: $90
*Private health funds generally cover a portion of our fees, depending on your level of cover.
How to make an appointment
To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.