Dr. Paul Rockliff (TCM)

Registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist

Dr. Paul Rockliff (TCM)

Dr. Paul Rockliff (TCM)


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Health fund rebates are available on site with HiCAPS


Opening Hours

Reception Hours
Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm

Practitioner Appointments
8am – 6pm

Therapy Works
Suite 3b/367 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport NSW 2106

(02) 9999 5544

Meet Dr. Paul Rockliff (TCM)


Dr. Paul can help you with a range of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments including Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and more.

Paul completed his Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he received the UTS Faculty of Science Dean’s Merit Award for Academic Excellence.

Having successfully completed hundreds of hours of clinical practice at the UTS TCM clinic, he has extensive experience in addressing a wide variety of health complaints and has developed a special interest in Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture, a natural and safe approach to cosmetic enhancement.

As part of his studies at UTS, Paul conducted research in the fields of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture and Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD). He has undertaken additional TCM studies at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne and has studied Biological Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Paul regularly enhances his learning by attending a broad range of seminars and workshops to deepen his theoretical knowledge and hone his practical skills as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

Paul’s Treatment Modalities

Paul practices a gentle yet effective style of Acupuncture and depending on your presenting health complaints, he may include one or a number of treatment modalities:

  • Acupuncture
  • Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point & Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Tui Na (TCM Remedial Massage)
  • Moxibustion
  • TCM Dietetics (Food Therapy)
  • Qi Gong and Lifestyle Advice

Nationally Accredited & Registered Practitioner


Paul is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board  (CMBA) of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency  (AHPRA) as an:

    • Acupuncturist
    • Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
    • Chinese Herbal Dispenser


He is also a member of the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association  (AACMA).


Paul is fully approved by the Health Industry Claims and Payments Service (HICAPS) allowing Private Health Fund rebates.

Commonly Helped Conditions

  • Acute and Chronic Pain Relief including neck, shoulder, back and knee pain, golfers or tennis elbow, sports injury recovery and post-operative recovery
  • Acute and Chronic Respiratory issues including asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), sinusitis, bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sore throat, cough, colds & flu, COVID-19 including Long-COVID Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bell’s Palsy and facial paralysis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue including Adrenal Fatigue
  • Chronic Stress and associated concerns
  • Cosmetic concerns including acne, pigmentation, discolouration, melasma, wrinkles and fine lines, drooping eyelids, sagging skin
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Digestive issues including IBS, bloating, nausea, reflux, heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Endocrine (hormone) disorders
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gall Bladder conditions
  • Gynaecological including irregular or painful menstruation, PMS, cramps, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Menopause, hot flushes, candida overgrowth (Thrush)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (High Cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Impotence
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Low libido
  • Mental Health issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Emotional concerns including brain fog, cognitive decline
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Oedema and Lymphoedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-viral conditions such as Post herpetic neuralgia, Epstein-Barr, Chronic Fatigue, COVID-19
  • Prostatitis
  • Sciatica
  • Skin conditions including hives, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
  • Sports Injuries
  • Temporo-Mandibular joint Disorders (TMJ) including teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Tinnitus, hearing loss
  • Thyroid issues including hypo- or hyper-thyroidism, Hashimotos
  • Urinary issues including incontinence or retention
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Cystitis
  • Vertigo, dizziness and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Vision issues including floaters, blurred vision, irritated or itchy eyes
  • Weight issues including gaining or losing weight

Paul’s TCM Journey

After seeing a variety of healthcare practitioners and being sent in circles, he turned, as many do in last resort, to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Having experienced first-hand the profound healing capabilities of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Paul began to devour any book or resource on the subject in an effort to understand the deep wisdom contained in this ancient medical system.

Following his long-standing passion for Eastern philosophies and their unique application to health care, Paul decided to embark on a lifelong learning journey, dedicating himself to the study of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Throughout his learning and research, Paul soon came to realise that TCM was not mystical or ephemeral but is instead a coherent and internally consistent approach to reinstating and maintaining health using concepts and wisdom based on thousands of years of practice.

Many of the central tenets of TCM developed from a naturalistic philosophy in which the human organism represents a microcosm of the surrounding environment and the greater universe. It is from this perspective that TCM is uniquely positioned to treat each individual holistically by addressing imbalances in their internal physiological and mental states and helping them adapt to changes in the external environment. As we are all unique, we require individualised treatment strategies in order to balance our fundamental biological systems to regain and maintain health.

What’s important to Paul:

  • Relationship

    First and foremost, the relationship with his clients is what drives Paul. Understanding your health complaints in the context of your broader physical, mental, emotional and spiritual landscape is at the foundation of every clinical interaction.

  • Safety

    Paul has undertaken over 7 years of accredited training in Acupuncture point location based on a comprehensive understanding of biomedical anatomy to ensure safe Acupuncture treatments and needling techniques. As an AHPRA registered practitioner, Paul is nationally accredited as a safe, competent and ethical healthcare provider bound by strict professional standards.

  • Efficacy

    Paul’s extensive training combined with his clinical experience ensures that treatment outcomes are achieved. Relying on a range of diagnostic methods, including tongue and pulse diagnosis, Paul comprehensively addresses all aspects of your unique health concerns.

    At the core of his treatment philosophy lies the TCM concept of ‘Ben & Biao’ or Root and Branch, in which not only the manifesting symptoms are treated (Branch) but also the deeper underlying disharmonies (Root) that gave rise to those symptoms. This combination brings about lasting health outcomes for his clients.

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