Welcome to Chi Temple Natural Therapies

Chi Temple Natural Therapies will move from Balanced Healthcare at 24 Ascot Vale Rd Flemington to Leonard Crescent Ascot Vale as of 8th January 2020. Silvia also practises acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine in Bittern near Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  You can book appointments online using the link above for both locations or call/SMS Silvia on 0425 818 966.  If you are wanting after hour appointments, please call Silvia.

Chi Temple Natural Therapies has built an excellent reputation for specialising in acupuncture, Western and Chinese herbal medicine with highly qualified Chinese medicine practitioner and herbalist Silvia Russo having over 25 years of study and experience in Australia and China.

Silvia has had experience treating some past players of the Richmond Football Club including Matthew Richardson and athletes from other sports codes as well as being part of the medical team as an acupuncturist for the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 3 years from 2011 to 2014 helping achieve a low injury rate.  


Silvia provides in depth experience and knowledge treating pain related conditions especially chronic neck, shoulder and lower back pain as well as treating general well being including digestion issues, hay fever, women's health conditions as well as stress and anxiety management.


Having completed an Honours degree in biochemistry, she is also very passionate about current herbal medicine research and treating various conditions with herbal medicine based on both traditional knowledge and evidence based research (please read blog for further info).  Silvia will offer you simple yet effective ways to empower yourself to fully take care of your health, spending quality time to guide you in the right direction with personalised service and support . Note only TGA approved practitioner only herbal medicine is used which has been tested free of contaminants and is allergy friendly.

With the smell of essential oils and calming music filtering through the clinic, you will be relaxed the moment you step in.


Silvia has been servicing the Moonee Valley area for 17 years including Ascot Vale, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Flemington, Kensington and Maribyrnong and is just a 10 minute drive from Melbourne CBD. Treatments are now available in Bittern on the Mornington peninsula on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Servicing also Balnarring, Somers, Red Hill, Merricks, Pt Leo and Flinders. Silvia is also fully insured and qualified in equine acupuncture, including racehorses, please see under services page for more information.


HICAPS for private health rebates claiming on the spot & EFTPOS is available.












acupuncture moonee ponds, acupuncture essendon, acupuncture maribyrnong

Dr Silvia Russo (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) & Herbalist

B.App.Sc (Chinese medicine) RMIT

Clinical Internship Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, China

B.Sc (hons-biochemistry) Melb

GradDipHSc (Western herbal medicine) UNE

Dip Equine Therapy/Acupuncture (International College of Equine Therapies)


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