Acupuncture Ferntree Gully


Welcome to Ferntree Gully Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, where our Acupuncturist’s merge the traditional with the modern to create an individualised treatment tailored to your needs. Our approach combines the traditional diagnostic skills of Chinese medicine sometimes combined with modern testing approaches to ensure that we are looking at every angle of your condition. Ferntree Gully Acupuncture is located within Balanced Life Health Care’s new and modern  clinic, where you will feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you arrive till when you leave.


What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a traditional approach, which is general considered safe, well tolerated, and well researched for helping manage a range of symptoms, it involves the insertion of fine needles into particular areas in the skin. It is thought that Acupuncture increases circulation, reduces inflammation and swelling, aids in the release of the bodies own natural pain killers and reduces stress.


The Main benefits of Acupuncture? 


  • Reduce inflammation by releasing vascular and immunomodulatory factors (2) (3)
  • Aids in the bodies release of it’s own natural pain killers (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
  • Reduces swelling and increases mobility while reducing stiffness (9) 


For more information on Acupuncture and How it Works see the following links:


FAQ’s about Acupuncture

FAQ’s about Chinese Herbal Medicine 

Your Experience at Ferntree Gully Acupuncture 


Ferntree Gully Acupuncture is located in the newly established, modern clinic, Balanced Life Health Care located in the heart of Ferntree Gully, at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges Victoria.


At Ferntree Gully Acupuncture our Chinese Medicine practitioner’s utilise the following treatment methods;


  • Distal (Balance method) Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Motor Point Acupuncture
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine (Including Raw, Granules, Pills, Tinctures)
  • Supplemental therapy
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Tui Na


Our Practitioners 


Our aim is to get you back to peak physical and emotional fitness through Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Supplements. Your practitioner might also offer you some simple dietary changes or exercises to help you in getting better quicker. To find out more about our team and expertise please see our practitioner’s individual pages:


Dr Lauren Surridge

Acupuncture / Chinese Herbal Medicine / Motor Point Acupuncture / Cupping Therapy

(click on link to find out more about each Practitioner)


Dr Jo Carpenter

Acupuncture / Chinese Herbal Medicine / Cupping Therapy / TuiNa Massage

(click on link to find out more about each Practitioner)


Dr Tim Koo

Acupuncture / Chinese Herbal Medicine / Motor Point Acupuncture / Cupping Therapy / TuiNa Massage

(click on link to find out more about each Practitioner)

For Appointments

Call 8719 7373 or Book Online


We Look forward to seeing you at Ferntree Gully Acupuncture!

Balanced Life Health Care | Ferntree Gully Acupuncture serving Berwick and Melbourne’s South East including Ferntree Gully, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upway, Tecoma, Boronia, Rowville, Scoresby, Bayswater, The Basin, Croydon, Belgrave, Lysterfield, Knoxfield, Glen Waverley, Wheeler’s Hill, Ringwood, Wantirna South



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  2. Kavoussi B, Ross BE. (2007) The neuroimmune basis of anti-inflammatory acupuncture. Integr Cancer Ther;  6:  251-7.
  3. Zijlstra FJ et al. (2003) Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture. Mediators Inflamm; 12: 59-69.
  4. Stux G, Pomeranz B, eds. (1987) Acupuncture Textbook and Atlas. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 1-18.
  5. Zhao ZQ.  (2008) Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. Prog Neurobiol.;  85: 355-75.
  6. Zhou Q et al. (2008) The effect of electro-acupuncture on the imbalance between monoamine neurotransmitters and GABA in the CNS of rats with chronic emotional stress-induced anxiety. Int J Clin Acupunct;17: 79-84.
  7. Lee B et al. (2009) Effects of acupuncture on chronic corticosterone-induced depression-like behavior and expression of neuropeptide Y in the rats. Neuroscience Letters; 453: 151-6.
  8. Cheng CH et al. (2009) Endogenous Opiates in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius Mediate Electroacupuncture-induced Sleep Activities in Rats. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med; Sep 3.
  9.  Goldman N  et al. (2010) Adenosine A1 receptors mediate local anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture. Nat Neurosci; May 30.
    Han JS. Acupuncture and endorphins. Neurosci Lett 2004; 361: 258-61.