Acupuncture in North Ryde
Andrew Hurley, North Ryde.
What is Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) utilizes acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese Herbal Medicine to activate Meridians/Channels in the body maintaining healthy function of internal organs. TCM is a holistic approach and does not just treat symptoms; therefore it has a powerful curative effect on the entire being. TCM focuses just as much on the prevention of disease as it does on the treatment of it.
Acupuncture, when provided by an experienced practitioner has been demonstrated to be successful in treating a wide range of health concerns including:
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Acupuncture for fertility
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Period pain
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Acupuncture to induce labor
- Bad moods/ irritability /depression
- Cold and Flu/ Bronchitis
- Sinusitis/ Sore throat/ Tinnitus
- Skin problems
- High/low Blood pressure
Dr Hank Chen
Kuo Jen ‘Hank’ Chen is an experienced and accomplished practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who has a lot of success and experience in treating patients with migraines, insomnia, infertility, IVF support, depression and bodily aches and pains. Hank has been practising for eight years, and has completed more than 12 years of study in TCM. After graduating from his Bachelor’s of TCM in 2005, and the Master’s in 2007, Hank travelled to China to undertake a a PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2010 Hank completed his PhD, and qualified for the doctor’s license in Chinese Medicine.
Hank specialises in the treatment of disorders relating to blockages of the bodies energy, blood or phlegm. Using both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Hank treats a wide range of conditions such as:
Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and intercostal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, and Meniere’s disease.
Gynaecological disorders such as premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.
Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, “frozen shoulder”, and “tennis elbow”.
Psychological conditions such as depression, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions including drug addiction.
Gastro-intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ache, and obesity.
Julia is a bright and caring Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who specialises in Women’s Health and Infertility (both male and female). With her clinical and professional experience built up over the years, she also treats a wide range of conditions such as musculoskeletal, digestive and stress-related disorders.
She completed her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology, Sydney with high distinctions. She is now undertaking her Masters degree in the field of Oncology, to study how acupuncture can be utilised for the symptom management of cancer patients and improve their quality of life.
Julia is a firm believer that all symptoms of the body are related in some way, and so she likes to comb through and ask about several areas (that may initially seem unrelated) of the patient’s health in order to provide a truly holistic and therapeutically effective treatment. She welcomes patients’ questions regarding their health and takes the time to explain, which is the reason why she also provides 1 hour follow-up treatment sessions for patients who would like the extra time for extensive consultation and treatment.
Her effervescent and compassionate personality makes her very approachable and she looks forward to assisting you and your health with her skills and knowledge.
Your initial acupuncture consultation is only $110. Your initial acupuncture consultation which includes treatment will be up to sixty minutes in duration. Your practitioner will discuss your medical history, perform a series of Traditional Chinese Medical tests, and talk to you about the goals of treatment, answering any questions you may have.
Thirty-minute standard (ongoing/ follow-up) consultations are $80.
Sixty-minute standard (ongoing/ follow-up) consultations are $110.
*Chinese Herbs may incur an additional fee.
*Health fund rebates are available for most health funds. If you wish to check if you are eligible for a rebate prior to booking, simply call us and tell us the name of your fund and we’ll let you know which practitioners are covered by your fund.
Acupuncture in North Ryde. Why choose us?
- Highly Qualified: Our practitioners are tertiary qualified.
- We speak English: Our team is fluent in English.
- Health fund rebates are available on-the-spot for all services.
(For those with ‘extras’ cover).
- Free, easy parking is available right at the door.
- We’re here when you need us: Appointments are available as early as 8am, and as late as 8pm on weeknights, and between 8am and 2pm Saturdays
For great Acupuncture in Ryde, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!