Level 1, 246 Bridge Rd Richmond, Melbourne Victoria, 3121
03 9427 8848


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Richmond

Our Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners

Andrew White is passionate Melbourne Acupuncturist who believes in helping people to live happier and healthier lives. A key aspect to achieving this is gaining and maintaining a healthy, disease free body. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine combined with dietary and exercise/lifestyle advice will positively improve your health.

Andrew White

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

  • Monday & Thursday

Michaela Rinkel is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention for the whole family and is able to provide gentle and safe treatments for adults and children. Her treatments focus on collaboration, where guidance and assistance are provided to support and promote lasting health, happiness and balance.

Michaela Rinkel

  • Women's Health
  • Paediatric Health
  • Sleep & Emotional disorders
  • Digestive disharmonies

  • Tuesday & Saturday

Our Therapies


Acupuncture is a natural form of healing with following benefits:

  • provides drug-free pain relief
  • be beneficial for wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • addresses 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 health 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 can assist with 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 reason for people to seek Chinese Medicine 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.
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 helped others with similar pain conditions as yours many times.

Metabolic Diseases

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

Andrew's website

Michaela's website

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