Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Looking for acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine in Ryde?

Looking for a great acupuncturist or Chinese herbalist in Ryde? Look no further! The team of acupuncturists at Ryde Natural Health Clinic – Dr Hank Chen and Ms Julia Oh have extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions, and have tertiary and postgraduate qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but more importantly- they are passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the results it can provide to those seeking gentle and effective care. Appointments are available Monday through Sunday, from 8am to 8pm, so call 9878 5021 to book now.

Our acupuncture practitioners:


Julia Oh

Julia Oh
Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist

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.


Dr Hank Chen PhD (TCM)

Dr Hank Chen
BApSci TCM, Master of TCM, PhD TCM

Dr 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 10 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.

What can acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine do for you:

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, 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
  • Sciatica
  • infertility
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Period pain
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Acupuncture to induce labor
  • Addictions
  • Bad moods/ irritability /depression
  • Cold and Flu/ Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis/ Sore throat/ Tinnitus
  • Skin problems
  • High/low Blood pressure, and
  • Headaches

What to expect at your first acupuncture consultation:

Your initial acupuncture consultation will last up to sixty minutes and is a private 1 on 1 session (Our practitioners don’t treat multiple patients at once, so we can focus on you). Your practitioner 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.

Treatments rarely cause pain, and in the case it does, it is temporary.

Acupuncture in Ryde. Why choose us:

There are several places in Ryde where you can receive treatment from an acupuncturist, so why should you choose us?

  • Our team is highly qualified: Hank has a Bachelor of Applied Science from UWS Sydney and a PhD from the University of Nanjing, China. Julia has a Bachelor of Health Science (TCM), has completed her honours, is undertaking her PhD, and is a Women’s health and IVF support specialist.
  • We speak English fluently: Hank is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. Julia in English and 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.

Our clinic reception team is ready to take your call 8am – 8pm, 7 days. So for the best Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ryde, give us a call on 9878 5021.