About Our Practice & Team

The Australian Acupuncture Centre (AAC) is a multi-bed, multi-practitioner acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Geelong. We are experienced in the management of a wide variety of conditions using the diagnostic and treatment methods of Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and TCM exercise and diet therapy are all on offer.


Premier Real-World Teaching Clinic


Apart from a strong focus on patient care and treatment outcomes, AAC is also one of Australia’s premier, real-world teaching clinics. We offer high quality intern opportunities for new and established graduates of the Acupuncture and Chinese medicine profession in Australia.

At any given time there are a number of participants in this programme and AAC patients will typically meet some of them during their time with us.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that these are difficult times for everyone and that uncertainty can be stressful. We appreciate all of our patients’ support during and after the COVID pandemic, and we have been flexible with appointments to accommodate everyone’s needs.

However, due to the high number of cancellations and no-shows, we have had to implement a new cancellation policy. We hope that this will help us to be able to better serve all of our patients and provide the quality of care that they deserve.

As you know, appointment reminders are sent the day before your appointment. This is a courtesy reminder of your appointment, not a confirmation. If your appointment is scheduled, we are expecting you to attend, whether a text reply is received or not. If you cannot make your appointment, we require you to contact the clinic on 03 5298 1213.

We understand that schedule changes are sometimes unavoidable. However, we ask for your courtesy in providing at least 24 hours’ notice for cancellations or rescheduling requests. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, or do not attend a scheduled appointment, you will be charged 50% of your appointment fee. This is payable when you cancel your appointment, or will be added to your account when you come in next.

At our clinic, your health journey is always our top priority. We want to help you achieve a healthier and pain-free lifestyle, so we understand if you need to cancel an appointment. Please reschedule so you can complete your treatment and get out of pain as soon as possible. Thank you for choosing Australian Acupuncture Clinic!



Meet Our Clinician

Overseeing and directing clinical aspects of treatment at AAC is our senior consultant, Paul McLeod. A registered Chinese medicine practitioner (AHPRA) with a strong background in mixed martial arts(Goju Kai Karate, Mauy Thai, Boxing, Tai ChiMedical and Iron Shirt Qigong), Paul has more than 27 years experience as an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner.

Paul McLeod

Paul is an acupuncture specialist with  extensive clinical experience spanning 27 years. His formal qualifications in Chinese medicine and adult education are similarly extensive. In the early days, Paul served two informal apprenticeships in Classical Japanese acupuncture (one on the Gold Coast, Australia and the other in Tokyo, Japan). More recently, in his capacity as Senior Lecturer for one of Australia’s leading Chinese medicine schools, Paul spent 2 months as a visiting academic in Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in Nanning, China. During his tenure, Paul chaperoned 30 final year undergraduate students from Australia through their clinical internship in a number of busy teaching hospitals and took the opportunity to attend university lectures and hospital rotations on a daily bases.

Paul’s broad ranging local and international experience has helped him develop a balanced and considered view of the role that both traditional and Western medicine play in the maintenance of health and well-being. Paul believes that this balanced view provides him and his team with an important edge when it comes to safely guiding patients through their healthcare journey at AAC.

Paul worked in a multi-modality clinic on the Gold Coast, Queensland for a period of ten years before moving to Geelong, Victoria with his family to open the Australian Acupuncture Centre.


Professional & Caring

Professional and caring attention based on many years of clinical experience



Patient/practitioner confidentiality (your privacy is assured)



Neat, tidy and peaceful treatment rooms in central Geelong, Vic



Sterile, single use needles (guaranteed to be clean)

Safe, gentle and usually painless needling



Individualised treatment management plans


Time Tested

Diagnosis according to the time tested principles of Chinese medicine

Here to support you and your health

Open 5 days a week with hours to suit you

Call us on 03 5298 1213

Shop 3 / 153 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218

Shop 3 / 153 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218

Open 5 days a week with hours to suit you

 03 5298 1213