Appointments

Book your appointment online by choosing an available time below. If it's your first time, learn more about community acupuncture.

NEW
Community acupuncture is now available in Prahran.




Book a community acupuncture appointment

Thursday 28 Jan


Book a meridian massage appointment

Thursday 28 Jan


Book a facial rejuvenation (cosmetic) acupuncture appointment

Thursday 28 Jan


Book a combined treatment

Thursday 28 Jan

Appointment times are made available for booking online one week in advance. Come back tomorrow to see more available times.




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Your First Visit

Our mission is to provide a high quality experience of healing that's accessible to everyone.

Relax, you're in good hands

ACU FITZ is a community acupuncture clinic created and managed by Ping Ming Health — one of Australia‚Äôs most trusted clinics dedicated to the professional practice of Chinese medicine since 1992.

Our clinic offers natural therapies based on traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridian massage and facial acupuncture.

From the moment you arrive, you'll see that we've gone to great lengths to create a space where you are welcome to relax and heal.

What is community acupuncture?

Community acupuncture is a clinic where acupuncture treatments take place in a comfortable group setting instead of a private room.

It's a way of experiencing the benefits of acupuncture at a much lower cost than a private session.

In our community acupuncture clinic, you'll find a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere where treatments take place in reclining armchairs and friends and family are welcome to come together and receive treatment at the same time.

Community acupuncture makes treatments more affordable and easily accessible — which empowers people to take better care of their health instead of waiting to get sick.

Apart from the benefit of very affordable treatments, community acupuncture also offers a social healing experience that's missing from the "behind closed doors" approach of how we receive healthcare today.

Being treated in a shared space means that you will be seen and may be overheard by others who are receiving treatment at the same time.

With community acupuncuture, there is no need to undress as only your arms and legs are exposed during treatment.

If you feel uncomfortable about this then community acupuncture may not be suitable for you.

Remember, you don't have to tell your practitioner anything that you prefer to keep private.

If you prefer consultations in a private clinic setting, please contact our parent clinic Ping Ming Health.

From time-to-time, our clinic may host medical students from RMIT University, Torrens University and Endeavour College of Natural Health as we support the training of future doctors of Chinese medicine. If you prefer not to have a student involved in your consultation simply let us know.

There's no need to get undressed for community acupuncture or meridian massage.

Please come wearing suitable loose clothing so that your arms, legs, hands and feet can be easily exposed while you are sitting in an armchair.

Our practitioners are registered doctors of Chinese medicine who can help you with a wide range of symptoms and health issues using acupuncture to bring your body back into balance.

Our treatments are practiced according to traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment principles.

Everyone receives an individual consultation and personalised acupuncture treatment during each visit at ACU FITZ.

For more serious cases, our experienced practitioners may refer you to your GP for a check up, or advise you when we think that more extensive Chinese medicine treatment may be beneficial for your condition.

Acupuncture is a great choice as a natural treatment to relieve pain and promote healing, reducing (and sometimes avoiding) the need for pharmaceutical drugs. We can help with most types of pain conditions from injuries to chronic pain management.

Since stress goes hand-in-hand with many health problems, we also offer a de-stress treatment if you'd like to wind down after a busy day or week.

Acupuncture is a very relaxing experience because your body produces plenty of natural feel-good endorphins while you rest.

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Pricing

Our clinic has been designed from the ground up to provide a quality and affordable acupuncture experience for everyone.

First Visit

$37.50

  • Reduced post-lockdown pricing until 31 Jan 2021

  • Including Initial Consultation & Assessment

  • Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

  • Meridian Massage 20 mins

  • Facial & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Return Visits

$37.50

  • Follow-up Treatments

  • Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

  • Meridian Massage per 20 mins

  • Facial & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Co-Treatments

$75

  • Combined Acupuncture and Meridian Massage

  • Chinese Medicine Acupuncture & Meridian Massage 20 mins

About

Our mission and purpose is to make traditional Chinese medicine therapies more accessible to everyone in our community.

Our Mission

Our practitioners work in a beautiful, open and welcoming environment where you can receive professional, high quality health care with a friendly and genuine human touch.

Behind the scenes, our clinic is powered by technology that helps us run efficiently and our practitioners receive extensive continuous professional development from our parent clinic Ping Ming Health.

We offer our treatments with transparency and authenticity in everything we do.

The truth is, we all get unwell and need to be cared for at different times in our lives but we needn't always do it alone.

In today's increasingly clinical and behind-closed-doors approach to healthcare, our clinic is designed to bring people closer together through the shared experience of healing.


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Our Practitioners

We don't just call ourselves a team. You'll see our practitioners actually working together to solve your health problems.

Dr Tess Chang Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Tess is a compassionate practitioner who gets to the source of a health problem. Tess has an exceptional and solid foundation in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine acquired through study and practice in Shanghai, China and Melbourne, Australia.

She graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and she also has a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science/Applied Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine at RMIT University. In addition to over 8 years of study, Tess has over 4 years of clinical experience at clinics and hospitals in China and Australia.

Dr Jinnan Cai Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Dr Jinnan Cai is passionate about the potential of traditional Chinese medicine to provide effective and natural health care that complements both western medicine and our modern lifestyles.

Practicing with compassion, patience and attention to detail, Jinnan readily takes up the challenge of helping people with complex physical and emotional symptoms of long-term injuries, stress and pain conditions by helping to identify and treat the underlying causes using Chinese medicine diagnosis.

Jinnan holds a double degree in Chinese medicine and human biology with first class honours from RMIT University. He graduated with a perfect GPA and completed his clinical internship at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM, a major tertiary hospital in Nanjing, China. Outside of medicine, Jinnan loves to travel and learn from people of different cultures and ways of life. He is a member of AACMA and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Daniel Frankel Shiatsu Practitioner

Dan is a long-term Fitzroy local and Shiatsu practitioner with over 10 years experience. He studied at the Australian Shiatsu College in Melbourne and then went on to do further studies in Meridian therapies. Dan has found that he always comes back to working with his hands since he feels that he can connect and help people best in this way.

Jack Logan Shiatsu Practitioner

Jack is a shiatsu practitioner (Dip. Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies) from the Australian Shiatsu College who loves to help people feel balanced and grounded through meridian massage.

As well as being a passionate shiatsu practitioner, Jack brings his knowledge of physical therapy with a decade of experience in yoga, (qualified 200 hr Hatha Yoga Teacher, 2017) and currently trains in Ziran Qigong.


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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Saint Francis de Sales

Contact Us

Appointments

We've made it easy to book your community acupuncture appointments online 24/7.

You can see all available upcoming appointments published on our website one week in advance.

Book Your Appointment


Enquiries

ACU FITZ is proudly supported by our parent clinic Ping Ming Health.

Our Melbourne team is available Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm should you require assistance before or after your appointment.

Phone: (03) 9077 3399

Email: [email protected]

Clinic Locations

Community acupuncture by Ping Ming Health is available at the following clinics in Fitzroy and Prahran.

ACU FITZ Fitzroy

ACU FITZ
47 Rose St
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Directions
You'll find us directly across the road from Rose St Pantry, which is located next door to the Rose Street Artists' Market.

Public Transport
We are just a short walk from the Nicholson St (96) and Brunswick St (11) tram stops.

Parking
Free 2 hour on-street parking is available in the area and the nearest car park is The Rose Car Park located just a few doors down at 75 Rose St.


Ping Ming Health Prahran

Ping Ming Health Prahran
240 Chapel St, 1st Floor, Suite 1.2
Prahran VIC 3181

Directions
Ping Ming Health Prahran is located on Chapel St near the Prahran Town Hall. Our building entrance is right next door to Amici Cafe. Once inside, you'll find us located on the first floor. We suggest walking up the stairs as the lift is a bit slow!

Public Transport
We are closest to the Chatham St (78) and High St/Chapel St (6) tram stops. It's also a 5 minute walk from Prahran train station on the Sandringham line.

Parking
Free 1 hour on-street parking is available in the area and the nearest car park is Care Park at 8 King St. You can also park at the nearby Prahran Square car park which is within 5 minutes walk.


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