Contact 2018-09-04T23:47:22+00:00

Contact us to make your appointment

Using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, massage & cupping, our holistic approach offers you and your body a great chance to heal itself.

We are conveniently located in Stafford, with easy street parking available to all patients.

You can contact us on our clinic number 3357 3205, or contact us through the contact form below.

Acupuncture had been identified as a useful treatment for over 100 conditions according to a recent research paper (1). This paper is somewhat of a watershed for acupuncture. It looked at all available gold-standard research available to us and found that acupuncture was effective or had the potential to positively effect over 100 conditions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see if we are able to help you on your road to health.


Ginseng Clinic is a place where you, your story, your fears and your instincts are the most important words in the room. To ensure that initial diagnosis and treatment is not rushed, 90 minutes are allowed for the first appointment.

This is where the getting to know you process starts. Nothing intimidating, just some question and answer time regarding your current and past health issues, along with what you’d like to achieve from your experience with us.

We’ll give you honest answers, helping where we can, and suggesting complementary therapists or medical professionals (for x-rays, ultrasounds etc) when required.

If you’re just wanting some body-mechanics, then we can spend less time talking and more time working on your body.

You will receive acupuncture and perhaps some cupping and massage. An important aspect of our treatment is sustaining your acupuncture treatments over the course of weeks to months to years through the use of Chinese herbal medicines. We use both pill and granule forms of Chinese herbs.

Most people leave feeling very relaxed and appreciate the time out

Generally just bring yourself, and any relevant tests.

Try to make sure that you’ve had a bite to eat within the past few hours. Don’t come in with a completely empty stomach.

Follow-up consultations can take from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the treatment.
There are a number of sensations associated with needling in acupuncture. Some patients may describe these as heavy, spreading, deep, tingling, warming. Pain is not an aspect of treatment we are looking for.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. All needles are single use only and disposable. We are careful to swab each point before needling. We also undergo many hours of theoretical and clinical training as part of our initial study, so we are well educated in conditions where acupuncture may be contra-indicated.
Yes. Paediatrics has been established as an important part of our acupuncture industry. There are many conditions which children respond well to. We use a combination of massage, acupuncture (if appropriate) and Chinese herbs. Herbs can be taken in a teaspoon of honey or as tiny little pills (very easy to swallow), depending on the age and condition of the child.
Absolutely. John works alongside your health practitioner. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident enough to share your health information.
John is registered with most private health funds. Acupuncture is currently offered by most of Australia’s health fund providers. Please check with your own provider for confirmation.
John is registered with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is a requirement for registration and all registered practitioners must have this as a minimum qualification.

Importantly, John is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency in the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture categories. This means that he is qualified to prescribe and mix Chinese herbal medicine, as well as practise acupuncture.

Ginseng Clinic has EFTPOS facilities and HICAPS – just swipe your health fund membership card and you only pay the gap.

Where are we?

Level 1, 259 Stafford rd ( Cnr. Clifford St )
Stafford QLD

Phone: 07 3357 3205