Root & Branch Oriental Therapies

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Shiatsu ~ in Abbotsford, Abbotsford. / By appointment only
Open today until 19:00
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Sick of hearing about Covid_19?

It feels like the world is going crazy at the moment!

So, what do we do in Chinese Medicine to build resistance to pathogenic factors? Rather than waiting to treat flu like symptoms once we are already sick, we prefer to build immunity in advance!

Pathogenic fa...

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Acupuncture is super effective for Lower Back Pain including sacral pain, sciatica and coccyx (coccygeal) pain.

Mark practices a distal style of acupuncture which is super effective for both upper and lower back pain. Although Dry Needling is also an option for treating pain, Mark believes that...

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No need to delay your appointment… We have sanitation sorted!

• Towels are changed and washed between clients
• We have increased time between appointments to refresh the treatment room with a virus busting Ozone generator.
• The Clinic space is well ventilated.
• Hand washing and sanitiser is ...

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!! Happy Chinese New Year! You are a rat if you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or this year 2020...

We are running to a regular schedule this week, feel free to look at our availability and book yourself online.

Otherwise feel free to SMS with your r...

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Would you prefer a natural approach to Hormone Replacement Trerapy for Peri-Menopause or Menopausal symptoms?

Chinese Medicine can assist with symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause with acupuncture or with herbs and for best results with both modalities.


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Today’s tea in the clinic is a healthy berry blend including Schisandra, Goji berry and Chinese Hawthorn. Who would of thought something as tasty as this improves circulation, keeps your eyes bright and keeps you young... And it can be enjoyed both hot or cold!
Oh.. and the soufflé cheesecake b...

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Natural medicines versus Laboratory synthesised copies? We Prefer Natural, Do You Too?
Most Australian University graduates of Chinese Medicine study dual modalities in both Acupuncture and Herbs.
Our Acupuncturist and Herbalist Dr Mark (TCM) is a huge fan of both modalities; sometimes he finds ...

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Merry Christmas from R&B

Mark will be doing his 'needle & herb' thing, and Masa will be doing his 'Shiatsu massage' thing for most of the Xmas & NY period, feel free to check our schedule at:

or reach us online [link in bio] .

313 Johnston St, Abbotsford

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Do you suffer from an Overactive Bladder or urinary incontinence?

Acupuncture has some very effective treatments for this complicated condition which can often be treated naturally without pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

In fact, one of the techniques employed using electrical stimulat...

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3 months ago
Fixed my plantar fasciitis problem. Very friendly and professional service.
- Séamus H
8 months ago
I have been receiving treatments from Mark and Masa since they opened the clinic in Abbotsford. Mark is a very gentle, thoughtful and caring acupuncturist. His herbal formulas are tailored to my needs. Masa is intuitive and precise in his Shiatsu treatment. His focus and pressure are always spot on.
- Josh S
a year ago
I have seen many acupuncturists in the past, but I have to say Mark is by far the most gentle and intuitive! What he does is very subtle, but strong in action, his actions are powerful, so if you are sensitive be sure to ask him to keep it simple for you! Cannot recommend highly enough!
- Yoko F

Acupuncture,Chinese Medicine & Shiatsu

Oriental Therapies are becoming one of the most popular alternative medicine modalities used by everyday Australians who wish to stay healthy and maintain good health proactively. 

At Root & Branch we use over 400 body points to stimulate blood circulation, which helps the body maintain its own natural healing mechanisms.
Calming the mind to relieving stress, managing fatigue and muscle strain are just some of the things people commonly seek help for. Every person is treated uniquely with a custom made treatment plan to match the person’s constitution, the symptoms and the season.

Acupuncture uses super fine needles in conjunction with oriental therapies including cupping, scraping and herbal medicine is available to compliment the treatment applied in the clinic – between appointments.

Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure, often also referred to as acupressure (acupuncture without needles.) Shiatsu is a Japanese style of traditional massage therapy, which includes various techniques; acupressure points in conjunction with massage and gentle stretches to calm the mind and body.

Some people find that regular weekly or bi-weekly treatments are ideal for them, while others benefit from less frequent treatments such as every 4 or 6 weeks to proactively maintain wellbeing.

You will leave the clinic feeling uplifted after even the first session, however most people find that they need several treatments to see a significant improvement in their symptoms; and they then typically follow up with periodical maintenance, or importantly around the change of seasons when we become vulnerable to the weather changes.

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  • 0425 722 217


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313 Johnston Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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