What is the difference between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine?

Chinese Medicine Western Medicine

1. Focuses on the total health of the person being treated
2. Treatment is based on your life force
3. Aspires to achieve the Yin and Yang balance
4. Treatment is holistic - the patient feels like themselves again

1. Individual body parts are treated
2. Anatomy is the focus
3. Extensive Laboratory testing
4. Radical treatment - Doctor heals patient

What can you expect on your first appointment?
You will readily experience the calm and warming environment of the Lower Plenty Clinic. You will be met and brought through to discuss what health issues you may be having so a unique diagnosis can be made. Initial consultation takes up to 70mins, this allows for highly personalised patient centred care.

What can I expect during a treatment?
Overall the treatments are soothing and gentle, inducing a state of relaxation and healing.
Daniel and Olivia utilise acupuncture, massage, cupping, moxabustion, and granulated herbal medicines as different methods to achieving positive results with your condition.

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage covered by private health insurance?
Yes, most health funds have adopted Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in their coverage as more consumers have turned to alternative medicine to improve their health. Massage is recognised by all health funds. 
Initial Acupuncture - (includes acupuncture, and if required cupping): $85
Ongoing Acupuncture $75

Initial Herbal Consultation $50

Ongoing Herbal Consultation $35
Cupping: $40
Massage 1 hour: $80
Seniors and concession discounts available.
What are the methods of payment?
Cash, Eftpos, Credit Card. Hicaps is also available for on the spots claims with private health insurance.

What are the opening hours?
Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm
How can I make an Appointment?
Making an appointment with Daniel or Olivia can be done online.
Or for same day appointments please call the clinic for availabilities (03) 8418 0740

You can also make an appointment directly at the clinic by visiting:

North Eastern Chinese Medicine
Suite 2, 87 Main Road
Lower Plenty VIC 3093




North Eastern Chinese Medicine is a convenient location to many surrounding suburbs including: Montmorency, Eltham, Viewbank, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Macleod, Greensborough, Watsonia, Doreen, Research, Templestowe, Doncaster, Bulleen and Warrandyte.