Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Richmond

Our Acupuncturist Andrew White (read more) practices both Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Andrew has completed post-graduate training in Classical Treatments for Pain Relief, particularly musculoskeletal pain and injury, Classical training for Illness, Disease and Metabolic Disorders and now also specialises in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Treatments may be a combination of:
  • Cupping
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Moxibustion

Andrew White - Call 0481 293 991 or 9427 8848

Andrew White is available for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Consultations at our Richmond clinic on Monday, Tuesday morning, Thursday and every alternate Saturday.

To book an appointment with Andrew White please call 9427 8848.

For further information visit Andrew’s website at or email

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can have great results in the following ways :

Pain Relief
Physical Conditions
Health Maintenance
Women’s Health

Consultations fees are:

  • Initial consultation 75min – $87
  • Follow-up consultation 45min – $77

Treatment by an Acupuncturist at our Richmond clinic has the following benefits

  • provides drug-free pain relief without the use of drugs
  • effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
  • provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
  • assists in the prevention of disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being

Acupuncture has been successfully used for treating

  • Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, noises in the ears, dizziness, and Meniere’s disease.
  • Cardiovascular disorders such as high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.
  • Respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.
  • Digestive system disorders such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.
  • Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction, enlargement of prostate
  • Gynaecological and obstetric 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.
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.
  • Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, ‘frozen shoulder’, and ‘tennis elbow’.
  • Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
  • Psychological conditions such as depression, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.
  • *The disorders above which appear in bold have been recognised by the World Health Organisation (December 1979) as having been successfully treated by acupuncture. The disorders which do not appear in bold above are other common disorders which have been found to respond well to acupuncture.

Source: AACMA

In practicing Chinese medicine at BodyActive Richmond we have a fully stocked Chinese herbal dispensary to enable the right herbal formula to be prescribed for your treatment.

Chinese herbal medicines made into formulae take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb as well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximises the effectiveness for treating a particular condition.

Clients are able to select from raw herbal formulas or granulated formulas that just need to be mixed into half a cup of boiling water to be consumed.

What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?

In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being is promoted.

A snapshot of conditions typically treated with Chinese herbal medicine includes:

  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Common cold and influenza
  • Chronic headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Allergies
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Impotence and prostate disorders
  • Disorders associated with menopause

Our Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioner

Andrew White

  • Pain Relief and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Women and Men’s Health
  • Digestive Issues


Our Treatments


Acupuncture is a natural form of healing with following benefits:

  • provides drug-free pain relief
  • effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
  • assists in the prevention of disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being

The thought of someone inserting needles into your body may be preventing you from seeking a form of therapy that may be the best way to alleviate your health concerns. Please be assured that this is not an uncommon thought process. The picture illustrates that acupuncture needles are in fact very fine and not anywhere near as formidable as you may have imagined. Additionally our skilled acupuncturists are highly trained in quick and smooth insertion. A sensation is felt but it is not painful. If you are total averse to the idea of needles that is ok. Chinese medicine has many arms that will be used instead to assist you to get better if no needling is your preference. Our practitioners’ acupuncture techniques mainly use areas of the body from elbows and knees down so provided your pants are loose fitting you will not have to remove any clothing for your treatment. You get to lie down and relax on the treatment table – usually face up.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

For many conditions herbal medicine will be recommended by your practitioner. Our primary method of dispensing herbal medicine is herbal granule formulas. Most clients find these the easiest and most convenient to take. You only need to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the granule formula to 1/3 of a cup of boiling water and drink once or twice a day. Our practitioners are fully qualified in diagnosing and prescribing herbal formulas customised to treat your specific ailment. The benefit is the herbal medicine is taken daily so effectively you are receiving treatment every day. This means acupuncture sessions do not need to be as frequent.


Within our acupuncture methods we often use cupping to relive muscular tension and clear accumulated toxins from the body. Cupping assists muscles to relax by promoting blood circulation to a region of injury or stagnant blood flow. Cupping can often leave marks so let your practitioner know if that is something you would not prefer. Rest assured our acupuncturists’ know advanced acupuncture techniques that can be used instead to relieve tight muscles and improve circulation to return vitality to your muscles.

Our Clinical Focus

Whatever your condition we aim to explain your diagnosis and our treatment strategy in easy to understand terms without getting too caught up in Chinese medical terms. Your treatment program will not only aim to resolve your complaint with acupuncture and Chinese medicine but also our practitioners will provide you with self-help and lifestyle strategies to address potential underlying causes. Our CM team has over the years treated the following health areas

Women’s Health

Without question we see and treat numerous health imbalances that are particular to women only. We treat a wide variety of menstrual problems such as irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods, no period, menopausal symptoms, thrush, cystic ovaries, PMS, Urinary tract Infections (UTI’s).

Digestive Problems

Another regular reason for people to seek treatment is digestive anomalies that do not resolve. Often digestive problems present as chronic and often clients have tried numerous means of controlling/alleviating their digestive issues whether it be pain, reflux, heart burn, chronic frequent and loose bowels, constipation, IBS and excessive bloating.

Pain Relief & Injury Recovery

Acupuncture has been clinically proven to be an effective means of providing pain relief. Our acupuncturists are experienced in treating many common pain conditions.
What kind of pain do you have? Our acupuncture team are able to provide you with pain relief from muscular pain such as neck, lower back and jaw pain to migraines, sinus, digestive and period pain. Our extensive experience means we have probably seen and treated your pain condition many times.

Metabolic Diseases

Andrew White has a particular interest in treating and assisting people manage more chronic diseases such as hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, chronic fatigue, glandular fever recovery, hypertension, allergies and intolerances