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At Chinan TCM & Health Centre...

Health of the Body, Mind and Soul is our Top Priority

Dr. George Lin has been seeing patients at our Northcote based clinic for more than 25 years, specialising in acupuncture and cupping therapy, herbal detoxification and range of other specialist services. 


At Chinan TCM & Health Centre, we consider ourselves experts in the long-term maintenance of great health, both physically and spiritually. We would love to share our understanding of health and wellbeing with you, and to help you achieve your health goals.


For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has been about the long-term maintenance of our bodies, using natural remedies coupled with the right mental state of mind to engage the bodies own healing mechanisms. At Chinan, we take this a step further, Dr. George applies the science to the age old practice of Chinese medicine, in addition to meditation and other techniques to cultivate the mind and body. 

Opening hours:

Monday 10:00 - 18:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday Closed

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About Us

Chinan Chinese Medical Centre has been in Northcote for 30 years, and has seen thousands of customers, with as many positive stories to tell. The clinic was founded in 1993 by Doctor George Lin, who wanted to bring his years of experience practicing Chinese medicine to a Western audience.

Today, Dr. George is a fixture along High Street Northcote, and is well regarded for his expertise in acupuncture and cupping. He is also well known for his ability to fix back and muscle pains, treat stress and anxiety issues, provide relief of seasonal allergies, among a host of others. Please inquire with us to see if Dr. George would have a solution to your health concern!

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All initial visits are charged at the initial consultation plus treatment rate. Prices of subsequent visits depend on the treat schedule and follow the rates below:

Initial consultation treatment:

Includes diagnosis, discussion and treatment. Whereby treatment could include acupuncture, moxibustion and/or cupping.


Approx. 60-90 minutes

$125 incl. GST

General treatment:

General treatments will follow your initial visit and can include acupuncture, cupping and/or moxibustion.


Approx. 30-60 minutes

From $95 incl. GST

​(Please note that pricing will vary depending on individual circumstances and treatment needs)

Herbal medicine:

Depending on your conditions and goals, herbal medication may or may not be necessary to complement general treatment. In certain circumstances only herbal medicine may be required.

Pricing varies depending on dosage and ingredients.

Clinic Etiquette

We understand that life can get hectic and stressful at times, and that is okay. Unexpected delays or unforeseen circumstances can happen to anyone. If you find yourself running late or cannot make an appointment, we kindly ask you to give us a call so we can make necessary adjustments and accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.
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Treatments and Services

All of our individualized treatments are carefully tailored by Dr. George according to the specific conditions and circumstances of the patient. We focus on our patient’s body's structure, physiological systems, diet and nutrition, and the emotional and psychological state of the individual. Please take a look at our list of service offerings below to learn more about what we can do.

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Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy

Back and muscle pain? Trouble sleeping? Nervous tension? These are all ailments that can be relieved through acupuncture therapy combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Using traditional Chinese medicine techniques, Dr. George is widely recognised around the Northern Melbourne suburbs as one of the leading acupuncturists in the field of TCM.

Our services typically combine acupuncture with moxibustion, and depending on circumstances, cupping therapy as well. Please enquire to find the most suitable treatment for you.


Herbal Remedies and Detoxification

Every individual body is different, as are the sicknesses and ailments that affect us. Look no further if you are seeking a natural side-affect-free remedy to help combat the blues!

Using a combination of traditional TCM methodology, and close examination of the elements of a patient, Dr. George can help concoct a ready-to-mix blend of herbal remedies specifically designed to help. All you have to do is add boiling water.


Cultivating the mind and body

For a healthy body, the mind and the soul also need nourishment. During every consultation with a new visitor, we will also seek to learn more about your body and various habits, and aim to provide a holistic commentary on the principles of cultivating the mind and the soul that is most relevant to you.

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Contact Us

Call us now or leave us a message using the form to enquire about your concerns or book an appointment.

Our clinic is conveniently located at the heart of Northcote

297 High Street
Northcote, 3070
VIC, Australia

Accessible by

  • Street parking

  • By tram (86 Route Tram, Stop 32 - Mitchell St/High St) - 1 minute walk

  • By train (Mernda Line - Northcote Station) - 5 minute walk

  • By bus (567 Route Bus - High St/Mitchell St) - 1 minute walk

Contact Us at

03 9481 3467

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