– Cherie Lucas, Ryde.
Acupuncture in Ryde – Looking for great Acupuncture in Ryde? Look no further! The team of acupuncturists at Ryde Natural Health Clinic have extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions, and have tertiary qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Ryde Natural Health Clinic’s acupuncturists are experienced and highly-qualified providers of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, but more importantly they are passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the results it can provide to those seeking gentle and effective care.
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 consultation (which includes your first treatment) is $110. Your initial acupuncture consultation will last up to sixty minutes. Hank or Julia will discuss the history of your condition, carry out a series of Traditional Chinese Medical tests, and explain the goals of treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Thirty-minute standard (ongoing/ follow-up) consultations are $80.
Sixty-minute standard (ongoing/ follow-up) consultations are $110.
There may be additional charges for Chinese herbs.
Health fund rebates are available from many health funds. If you wish to check if you get 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 Ryde. Why choose us?
- Highly Qualified: Hank and Julia are highly qualified. Hank holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from UWS Sydney and a PhD from the University of Nanjing, China, and Julia a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from UTS Sydney.
- We speak English: Both Hank and Julia are fluent in English. Additionally Hank also speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese, and Julia speaks Korean.
- Health fund rebates are available on-the-spot for all services.
(For those with ‘extras’ cover).
- Free and easy parking is available at the door.
- We’re here when you need us: Appointments are available as early as 8am and as late as 8pm, 7 days a week.
If you’re looking for great Acupuncture in Ryde, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!