Spring is here and we are all looking forward to warmer weather ahead. If you start sneezing, don't forget that acupuncture can help! We will also be stocking the clinic with Chinese herbal medicine to help our clients with hay fever this spring.
Coming up this month we have two sound meditation nights with Sally on Thursday 5th & 19th September, book your tickets in advance so you don't miss out.
Our next art exhibition opening will be on Thursday 26th September by Alison Russell. Food and drinks will be provided by Rose St Pantry across the road. Save the date because everyone is welcome!
Book your visit online by choosing an available time below.
If it's your first time, please read Your First Visit to learn more about community acupuncture.
Thursday 19th Sep
Saturday 21st Sep
Monday 23rd Sep
Appointment times are made available for booking online one week in advance. Check back in a few days for more available times.
Your First Visit
Relax, you're in good hands
ACU FITZ is a community acupuncture clinic created and managed by Ping Ming Health, one of Australia’s most trusted clinics dedicated to the professional practice of Chinese medicine since 1992.
From the moment you arrive, you'll see that we've gone to great lengths to create a space where you can relax and feel at home.
What is community acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is a clinic where acupuncture treatments take place in a very relaxing and comfortable group setting. It's a way of experiencing the benefits of acupuncture at a much lower cost than a private session.
Everyone at ACU FITZ receives an individual consultation and personalised acupuncture treatment during each visit.
Community acupuncture empowers people to take better care of their health by making preventative treatments more affordable and easily accessible.
Apart from the benefit of very affordable treatments, community acupuncture also offers a more social treatment experience that's missing from the "behind closed doors" approach of how we receive healthcare today.
- Affordable treatments.
- Friendly and inclusive group setting.
- Friends and family can receive treatment together at the same time.
- Treatments take place while you relax in an armchair.
What should I wear?
There's no need to get undressed for community acupuncture or shiatsu. 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.
Is it private?
Being treated in a shared space means that you may be seen and overheard by others who are receiving treatment at the same time. 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.
Did you know? This shared-room model is how patients receive acupuncture in some of the largest hospitals in China today.
How much does it cost?
Our aim is to be a self-sustainable community clinic that provides an affordable and quality acupuncture experience for everyone.
|First visit||Initial assessment with acupuncture and/or shiatsu||$70|
|Return visits||Acupuncture or shiatsu||$35|
|Combined acupuncture and shiatsu||$70|
What can we help with?
ACU FITZ treatments are practiced according to traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment principles. Our practitioners assess and treat the imbalances in your internal organ systems and acupuncture channels to bring your body back into balance.
Acupuncture for pain relief
ACU FITZ is especially good at providing fast and effective treatments to relieve pain. We can help with most types of pain conditions from injuries to chronic pain management.
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 for stress
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.
If you prefer consultations in a private clinic setting, please contact our parent clinic Ping Ming Health.
Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise.
ACU FITZ offers a high quality experience of healing that's accessible to everyone.
Longevity studies have shown that the healthiest, happiest and longest-lived people all over the world have in common a strong sense of purpose and community.
Instead of the status quo of practicing medicine behind closed doors, our clinic is designed to bring people closer together through the shared experience of healing.
Join us to create a community clinic like no other.
ACU FITZ offers a space for everyone who has something to share:
- Practitioners of all kinds who want to teach meditation, tai chi, qi gong or yoga on our heated tiles.
- Artists, musicians and performers looking for an intimate space to share their talents.
- Teachers and mentors who need a space for talks, lessons, workshops and meetings.
- Volunteers who can help us to plan and organise events, or to help our practitioners get through a busy day.
Share your idea with us at [email protected] and let's make it happen!
Let's stay in touch
We believe that you shouldn't have to be sick to visit ACU FITZ. Sign up to our mailing list to receive clinic news as well as announcements about upcoming events, concerts and art exhibitions.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Saint Francis de Sales
We've made it easy to book your ACU FITZ appointments online 24/7.
You can see all available upcoming appointments published on our website.
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.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 9077 3399
47 Rose St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
You'll find us directly across the road from Rose St Pantry, which is located next door to the Rose Street Artists' Market.
We are just a short walk from the Nicholson St (96) and Brunswick St (11) tram stops.
The nearest car park is The Rose Car Park located just a few doors down at 75 Rose St.
We designed ACU FITZ as a place to be shared with our local community.
Our space is suitable for hosting private events, classes and workshops, one-on-one consultations and more.
You can hire our entire space to yourself from $35 per hour plus GST.
Please email [email protected] to make an enquiry.