The Shen Ting Story
Shen Ting Community Acupuncture was founded by the late Dr David Benn, Head of Chinese Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies; and Anna McMullen with the goal of making acupuncture accessible to everyone.
Shen Ting grand opening 2010
Shen Ting grand opening 2010

Dr David Benn and Anna McMullen, founders of Shen Ting

Multi bed clinic
Multi bed clinic

Shen Ting treatment area

Shen Ting treatment area
Shen Ting treatment area

Shen Ting grand opening 2010
Shen Ting grand opening 2010

Dr David Benn and Anna McMullen, founders of Shen Ting

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David and Anna created Shen Ting after seeing a need for acupuncture to be more accessible. Throughout his many years of practice David felt acupuncture was often too expensive here in Australia.
 
The high cost of treatment meant it was simply out of reach for many patients, and some patients were not able to continue a treatment course and get the most benefit from their acupuncture treatments.
 
The multi bed clinic style is very similar to how acupuncture is practised in China, and it is growing in popularity in the US, the UK and now here in Australia.
 
When completing her Bachelor Degree, Anna was inspired by the work being done in community and multi bed acupuncture clinics in the US and UK.
 
The idea of making acupuncture accessible to those who need it most resonated with her, and when the opportunity arose to work with David in setting up a clinic she jumped at the opportunity.
Dr David Benn sadly passed away in 2011. His contribution to the Chinese medicine and acupuncture community will not be forgotten. Anna will always  be grateful for the time she spent working with David and creating Shen Ting.
 
The Studio at Natural Pathways provides the perfect setting for Shen Ting Community Acupuncture, modern, light and airy with warm bamboo flooring and gorgeous views towards the Dandenong Mountains.
Shen Ting Community Acupuncture has been in operation for nearly a decade. Throughout that time we have provided acupuncture treatments to thousands of patients.
 
We provide services to many patients within the local community and within the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and we also have many patients who travel from afar seeking treatment in the clinic.