Appointments

Book your appointment online by choosing an available time below. If it's your first time, please read Your First Visit to learn more about community acupuncture.



Book a Chinese medicine acupuncture appointment

Today Saturday 5 Dec

Monday 7 Dec

Thursday 10 Dec

Friday 11 Dec


Book a meridian massage appointment

Tuesday 8 Dec

Thursday 10 Dec


Book a facial rejuvenation (cosmetic) acupuncture appointment

Today Saturday 5 Dec

Monday 7 Dec

Thursday 10 Dec

Friday 11 Dec


Book a combined treatment

Combined acupuncture and meridian massage appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Thursday 10 Dec

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




ACU FITZ

Clinic News

23 November 2020

We wish to thank all our wonderful clients for your support!

It has been amazing to see so many friendly faces since the end of lockdown and we are 70% back to our pre-lockdown numbers.

Our full range of services are available and we've made it easier to book co-treatments online.

Starting from Friday 4 December, Dr Jinnan Cai will be available for regular Friday morning sessions as well.

Please note: our coronavirus screening procedures still apply. To help us practice safely, please check-in and complete your self-screening 48 hrs before your appointment.

If you arrive early to your appointment, we kindly ask that you wait outside the clinic and enter at your appointment time.

More information about our infection control procedures are available on our Coronavirus Information page.

Ping Ming Health Gift Voucher

Give The Gift Of Health

Gift Vouchers

It's nearly the end of the year and if you're looking for gift ideas please don't forget our lovely clinic gift vouchers.

Ping Ming Health gift vouchers come in two beautiful designs and can be used for any service at our clinics in Melbourne and Perth including ACU FITZ.

If your loved one already attends our clinic, you can treat them to more visits in 2021.

If there's someone you know who might benefit from our services, you can give them a hint with a gift voucher.

Until 31 December 2020, you can purchase a gift voucher from $37.50 and we will honour this price for new clients attending their first visit in 2021.

More information about our gift vouchers are available on the Ping Ming Health Gift Vouchers page.

We have samples in our clinic if you would like to see them.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening

Important Information

Our clinic is currently screening all clients who may be suspected of having coronavirus.

Your co-operation will greatly assist us to keep our practitioners and clinic environment safe so that we can continue to provide treatments during this time.

Before attending your next appointment, please visit our Coronavirus page for further information:

Coronavirus Information

Facial (Cosmetic) Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic) Acupuncture

Face & Skin

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, is a cosmetic-focused and personalised treatment for those who are concerned about the signs of premature ageing that can affect the muscles, soft tissue and skin of the face.

Acupuncture meridians connect every part of the body and a facial acupuncture treatment doesn’t just treat the face – it considers both internal and external symptoms and causes to gently and naturally treat each person’s face as a reflection of their whole body.

Facial Acupuncture

Your First Visit

Visit us at ACU FITZ for gentle, natural, relaxing and affordable healing.

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.


Benefits of community acupuncture

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 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.


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.


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 Dec 2020

  • 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

What can we help with?

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

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

ACU FITZ is especially good at providing a natural treatment to relieve pain and promote healing. 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.

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About

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.

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

Located two doors down from the Rose St Artist's Market, we also offer local artists the opportunity to exhibit their artworks in our clinic.


Let's stay in touch

We believe that you shouldn't have to be unwell to visit us at ACU FITZ. Sign up to our mailing list to receive clinic news as well as announcements about upcoming events, concerts and art exhibitions.


Our Practitioners

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.


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.



Dr Jinnan Cai Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Practicing with compassion, patience and attention to detail, 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.

Jinnan is experienced with a wide range of health problems commonly helped by Chinese medicine from headaches and migraines to hay fever, from low back pain and knee osteoarthritis to cancer treatment support. He also has a special interest in the management of postoperative and chronic nerve pain. 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 AICD, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


Dr Juliana Choi Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Juliana is a positive, friendly and multi-disciplined practitioner who practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and meridian massage. Her treatment philosophy is to balance the function of the internal organs, to improve her patients' quality of life and enable them to return to health and everyday activities. Juliana has studied both Chinese and western medicine degrees, completing her Bachelor of traditional Chinese medicine from Western Sydney University and Nanjing University, and a Master of Medicine from the University of Sydney majoring in cancer and palliative care.


Space Hire

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.

  • 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.

Sorry, space hire is unavailable during COVID restrictions.

Please email hello@acufitz.com.au to make an enquiry.

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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 ACU FITZ appointments online 24/7.

You can see all available upcoming appointments published on our website.


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.

Email: hello@acufitz.com.au

Phone: (03) 9077 3399


Address

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.

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

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.

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