Avoid going under the knife by going under the needle, and lots of them! Acupuncture has the incredible power to heal, re-energise, re-focus, and maintain good health and wellbeing. Whether it's a specific ailment that needs treating (like, too many Friday nights!) or you just need to re-establish a healthy flow of energy through your body, acupuncture could be just what the (alternative) doctor ordered.
We've got straight to the (needle) point to bring you the best places to get acupuncture in Sydney.
THE PAIN RELIEF CLINIC | EDGECLIFF
Daniel Waldman has been practicing acupuncture in Sydney since 1978, having trained in Japan and Sydney and specialises in identifying the source of symptoms to enable a more precise treatment plan. The acupuncture technique used is light, shallow, and painless (important!) using the smallest gauge needles so you'll hardly notice them!
ROZELLE ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE CENTRE | ROZELLE
A team of five practitioners, led by founder and director Jann Mehmet, Rozelle Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Centre specialises in using acupuncture to treat fertility issues in men and women. Mehmet has been based in Balmain and Rozelle since 1990 and has established a reputation as one of the best acupuncture clinics in Sydney. The practice has also started offering cosmetic acupuncture to treat skin disorders such as acne and dermatitis, as well as applying the technique to treat the signs of aging (which, less face it, is something we're all interested in).
UTS ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC | BROADWAY
Established in 1969, the UTS Acupuncture Clinic is one of the oldest acupuncture practices in Sydney. UTS acupuncturists specialise in everything from musculoskeletal conditions to non-specific complaints such as tiredness (winning!).
ISABEL PEACE | NORTHERN BEACHES
Based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Isabel Peace practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as offering guidance on meditation, nutrition, and lifestyle (we are booking in next week!).
THE ACUPUNCTURIST | PADDINGTON
Ana Chait specialises in treating pain, women's health, and fertility through acupuncture. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the Eastern Suburbs, having studied in Australia and completed a stint in one of China's largest integrated health hospitals. Her approach is gentle and compassionate, and she also offers complementary treatments such as cupping, moxibustion (heat therapy used in conjunction with acupuncture), acupressure, and herbal medicine.
ACUMON HEALTH & WELLNESS | NORTH SYDNEY
Acupuncturist and clinical director, Monica North heads a team of four other experts in complementary fields. While she specialises in stress management through the use of modern Chinese medicine, other services on offer include osteopathy and remedial massage. Fertility, IVF and pregnancy support are also a specialty of this North Sydney clinic.
PADDINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE | PADDINGTON
Jane Lyttleton who practices at Paddington Medical Centre is a leading figure in the area of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She has published a book on treating infertility using TCM, as well as giving lectures, talks, and training to practitioners all over the world—well deserving on our hit list of Sydney's best acupuncture clinics! Her clinical focus for the past three decades has been on treating infertility in men and women and also on women's health.
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