Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine



Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic therapy combined with modern evidence-based practice that provides a  natural complementary medical practice for both a person suffering from illness or chronic pain to the healthy person with an active lifestyle looking to recover their body and keep it balanced for the modern world today.

What does Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine do?

  •  The traditional use of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine aims to restore balance and harmonise the body’s own energy and nervous system naturally through different approaches and techniques.
  • Aids in triggering the body’s own defensive and self-healing mechanisms by increasing blood flow to areas of pain.
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treats you as a whole entity with the core idea that the body and mind are considered an integrated unit where any imbalance of energy affects the whole body whether you are in pain or suffering from an illness.

Disharmonies and imbalances traditionally are detected in the pulse and tongue, two significant diagnostic tools in TCM. A practitioner may also ask you for any other relevant medical information related to your health.


  • How long does each appointment take?

Consultations can take up to 15 minutes. Acupuncture sessions can take 30-60 minutes.

  • Is there an age limit for treatments?

         There is no age limit. With parental consent babies can receive an acupuncture massage or acupressure. Herbal medicine dosages can be adjusted for children.

  • Can pregnant women be treated?

Pregnant women can be treated. please inform your practitioner so treatments can be adjusted to suit your needs.

  • How long until there are results?

Each person is unique in their response to treatment depending on their condition. Some patients may feel an immediate significant difference, however chronic symptoms may require more sessions.

  • Is it safe?

There are strict guidelines to the practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia which the clinic abides by.  All Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners must be registered with AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency and the CMBA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

  • Claims?

Health Fund rebates accepted, and Workers Compensation and Third Party are also accepted with referral from your Doctor.



South Terrace Health Centre

10/15 South Terrace, Punchbowl
(Entrance on Corner)
Postal Address: PO Box 49
Punchbowl NSW 2196

Phone: 61 2 9707 4184
Fax: 61 2 9793 9045