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Your Practitioner – Victoria Bennett

Hello, and welcome to Sydenham Acupuncture (now located in Petersham)! My Name is Victoria, and I look forward to meeting you when you come to my treatment room. I established Sydenham Acupuncture in 2012 within the Sydney Self Defence Centre. As a sole trader it was amazing to be surrounded by students and instructors that all had a basic understanding of 5 Element theory as part of their Kung Fu and/or Qi Gong training.

This year, when the government announced that gyms could re-open if they adhered to Covid19 safe distancing, I decided to move the clinic (and myself and an adorable cat called Norman) into an art deco residential duplex in Petersham. The treatment room is closed off to the rest of the house, and the cat is not allowed inside, however if you have a severe cat allergy, it would be best to consider another practitioner as he does like to come say hello after the session on your way to the exit.

5 element theory is the fundamental principle underlying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As a TCM Practitioner, I believe that the health of your internal organs can greatly effect the health of your emotional wellbeing. At Sydenham Acupuncture my goal is to look at every person as a whole, to improve health and do so in a relaxed and uplifting environment with the total ‘feel good’ factor. My treatments usually go from 60-90 minutes, and incorporate a range of techniques including massage, Japanese style acupuncture, traditional moxibustion, cupping and favourite technique of all time – gua sha. 

If you are a potential client, feeling confused about the best course of treatment, or a health care provider looking at expanding your referral network, I would love to hear from you.

Call 0450 965 811 to book your appointment or take advantage now of Victoria’s online appointment calendar


2/1a McRae St, Petersham 2044

Plenty of available street parking. Located about 10 minutes walk from Petersham station.

I am currently available for treatments from:

  • Mon: 11am – 5pm
  • Tues: 8am-8pm
  • Wed: 8am-8pm
  • Thurs: 11am-8pm
  • Fri: 8am-8pm
  • Sat: 8am-12pm
  • Sun: 8am-12pm

Towards Recovery

Using the pulse, and by palpating areas of the body, including the stomach and distal points mostly around the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands, the acupuncturist will decide which points to use to balance the energy in your body and direct your body to heal itself. The practitioner will be able to feel the effectiveness of these points, through instant changes in the pulse, and you too, will be able to feel the changes occurring during the treatment. It is common to go into a deep state of relaxation for around 10-15 minutes once the points are chosen.