Root & Branch Oriental Therapies

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Shiatsu ~ in Abbotsford, VIC.
Open today until 18:00
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Plantar Fasciitis is a condition which affects the heel and the arch of the foot. Typically, people who have the condition may experience pain all day, but especially experience heel pain when first getting out of bed in the mornings.
This condition constantly generates ‘foot traffic’ for Acupun...

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Hi it is Mark Here, I am the Dr or Chinese Medicine at Root & Branch. I just wanted to tell you about what most people are currently booking with me for at the moment, mid-August 2019…

Back & Neck Pain appears to be Nbr1 at the moment, this includes lower back pain, mid back pain, pain between ...

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Chinese Medicine food therapy has a long history, I know some practitioners who insist that whatever was taught in the Chinese Medicine Food ‘Bible’ as fact; however I look at these things differently and consider that we can build on, and compliment ancient knowledge with new knowledge; as long ...

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Orthopedics such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are a specialty of our acupuncturist Dr Mark Davis (TCM), he regularly uses acupuncture in conjunction with electrical stimulation to activate the area, increase blood flow and relieve pain. These types of techniques are mostly pain free (the electrical...

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In Australia, not so many people have probably heard of a Traditional Tibetan Formula called Padma Basic. In Northern Europe it has long been patented by a Western Pharmaceutical company and marketed through chemists where apparently it is a household name. Being a herbalist I have recreated my...

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Do you meditate? OR like so many others do you struggle to do it on your own?

Just some of benefits of meditation include reducing stress & anxiety, clearing the mind, decreasing blood pressure and improving sleep. We try to as often as possible, but we often find it hard to fit into our busy s...

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Do you have private health insurance?
Hicapps Go makes claiming EASY! Most Health Insurance funds still offer a rebate for Acupuncture and using this App which you download on your phone makes processing the rebates easy! Using the app means that you get your rebate on-the-spot, and you only pa...

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One of the things people tell us all the time is: 'I love the way that when I come to your clinic I don't have to strip down...' Unlike most types of massage which uses oil, we ask that you wear loose fitting clothes which you wear while receiving the treatment. Shiatsu is a dry type of massage...

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Possum Medicated Oil in the making....

If you are a regular at the clinic you will probably be familiar with this lovely peppermint smelling oil which we often use for cupping or Gaston technique. Mark is a big fan of it over the summer months as it leaves you feeling cool and refreshed, great ...

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10 months 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
10 months ago
I can not recommend either practitioner enough, Root & Branch offer personal and exceptional service. I’m very lucky to have found Masa Kodama, he is a shiatsu master. Dr. Mark Davis is a generous and caring therapist. I am better for their service.
- Eddy C
a year ago
I get regular treatments with Mark, Acupuncture keeps me on top of my game and Mark's expertise in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture gives me great results. I highly recommend Mark.
- Rebecca Q

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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