Mei Deng M(HM), M(.Ac), Dip.(TCM)
Acupuncture, Herbal & Chinese Medicine
My name is Mei Deng and I was born in Beijing. I have studied in both Beijing and in Sydney. In Beijing, I majored in Chinese medicine and in Australia I completed a Master of Herbal Medicine at the University of Sydney. I completed a Masters of Acupuncture at the University of Western Sydney.
I have been practicing Chinese Medicine for more than twenty years. On sunny days I enjoy walking along the beach and in the bush. I also love the piano, opera, movies and fine food.
When I was sixteen years old I joined the Chinese Red Army working as a nurse in a military hospital. I really enjoyed helping and taking care of people.
As long as I can remember my mother was always unwell, so I decided to pursue a healing profession because I wanted to do more for my mother and for other people. I began to study Chinese medicine and I was very excited about acupuncture. I was inspired to learn more when I saw the impact that it had after just a few sessions. Since then I haven’t looked back.
I am grateful that I chose to study Chinese medicine, as I have really enjoyed helping to improve the quality of life of people suffering from illness and discomfort. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
My experience of my mother’s poor health led me to develop a strong belief in acupuncture. This also inspired my passion for understanding and working with my patients holistically and not just treating their symptoms. I believe with all my heart in how I practice and I always strive to improve.
I want to help people and am passionate about getting results and caring for my patients.
Some of the conditions that Mei has treated succcessfully
Respiratory conditions: such as bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold
Women’s health: such as fertility problems, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, amenorrhea, premenstrual tension period problems, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness
Infertility: more about Mei's acupuncture treatment of fertility problems
Musculoskeletal disorders: such as arthritis, sciatica, low back pain, neck, shoulder and knee pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and heel spur.
Sporting injuries: such as sprained ankles and knee, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises
Neurological disorders: such as headache, migraines, stroke, difficulty sleeping, bell's palsy
Psychological conditions: such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks. Nervousness and addictions such as smoking and aAlcohol addiction.
'Chinese medicine is a holistic approach to wellness.
Disease never happens suddenly to our body, disease forms over a long period of time.
As our body goes out of balance, we are more subject to disease forming.
An important principle of Chinese Medicine is to balance the body on a regular basis as this helps to prevent disease manifesting. When disease does manifest - in Chinese Medicine, by rebalancing the whole body, disease can reduce.'
Mei has played a major role in conceiving our beautiful son. My husband and I have struggled to have a baby for a few years. After several unsuccessful cycles of IVF we decided to have one last attempt in combination with Mei's acupuncture treatment. Both my husband and I enjoyed Mei's session as they were always uplifting and totally relaxing. Mei was very encouraging throughout the treatment and she conveyed a sense of hope and optimism. We felt 'safe' in her hands and believe Mei's profound knowledge in Chinese medicine and her intuition were important contributors to a successful round of IVF.
We're very grateful for Mei's wonderful and compassionate support!
Susanne, Neutral Bay 2013
My husband and I had been trying to conceive for more than two years, when we went to see Mei. Our issue was low sperm concentration, low total sperm count, very poor sperm morphology and also I am a very anxious person, I feel tired all the time and I have chronic low back pain. We had tried many things, including a variety of vitamins and herbs, diet changes and the elimination of alcohol and caffeine to try and improve our chances of falling pregnant, but nothing worked. We had decided that we would try one more thing, acupuncture, before moving onto IVF. We were beginning to believe IVF was our only hope. We only wish we had come to Mei sooner.From our very first visit, Mei was professional and so understanding and positive, instilling renewed confidence in our ability to get pregnant naturally.
At each appointment Mei always gave us a thorough assessment before each acupuncture session, which made us feel like she was treating us on a holistic level.We can’t thank Mei enough for helping us realise our dream, while keeping us positive throughout the whole process. She is just as excited as we are about meeting our little baby. We will definitely be back for baby number two!
Claire, Manly 2013
I have been seeing Mei for acupuncture regularly for almost a year. I came to Mei because my husband and I had been trying to fall pregnant for a few years. We had been through a few unsuccessful IVF cycles & I had heard that some women were having positive results with IVF treatment combined with acupuncture. Mei treated me and during the next IVF cycle I really felt much more receptive. However I still ended up with no pregnancy. Mei suggested I spend more time with her as she knew she could bring my body back into balance. She was fantastic, as well as providing ongoing acupuncture for fertility, she really helped me to think about the other dietary and lifestyle factors that can impact a couple trying to conceive.
I really believe that having regular acupuncture treatment, combined with Mei’s herbal treatments, not only made me feel physically better, but it played an important part in helping me conceive naturally.
Kate, Cremorne Point, March 2011
I first went to Mei with several problems including indigestion, headaches, lethargy, insomnia and consistent low back pain. I had also been on the pill for about 15 years and each time I tried to go off the pill I would get terrible acne and my period would not return for about a year. I did try three times because we so wanted to have a baby. Within a few sessions of seeing Mei my sleep improved and my digestion settled down to normal, I also had more energy. After taking Mei’s advice and stopping the pill, my skin was fine and my periods became regular and normal. I fell pregnant easily, at the time I was 38 years old! We now have a beautiful little girl, thank you Mei for enabling me to fall pregnant so easily.
Michaela, Mosman NSW, April 2011
For 4 months I was struggling with symptoms of fatigue, heaviness and whole body exhaustion. It was a horrible time as I had just started a new job and had used up all my sick leave within the first 3 months. I had to limit my social life enormously as I needed to be in bed by 8pm and wasn't able to do normal exercise. I also developed anxiety due to the worry that I would never be well again and not able to lead a normal life. My GP wasn't able to help me so I decided to see Mei. In December 2009, I started seeing Mei twice a week and complimented her treatment by following her suggestion to spend time swimming and sitting with the sun on my back to bring natural energy in.
Mei's treatment was very gentle and gradual due to my sensitive system. Mei knew exactly what was needed to balance my system and has gradually upgraded her treatment. After a month of treatment, I could definitely see and feel an improvement. After 3 months of treatment, I was feeling more energised, was coping better with work, and was able to do more socially. I then reduced the treatment to once a week and then once every 2 weeks. Eventually Mei started a treatment called cupping. This has really made a huge difference not only to my energy levels but also to my skin. (Acne) This treatment in combination with the needles has helped me so much more than I could have hoped for!
After about 5 months I was able to reduce the treatment to once per month. I am now feeling absolutely fantastic! I have wonderful energy levels which I appreciate every day. I am so thankful to Mei. All the way through, she has been 100% reassuring and incredibly caring. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable but also extremely encouraging and positive. I will be ever grateful as I now am able to live life to the full again.
Jo, Northbridge NSW 2010
I have been seeing Mei for regular treatments for a year, in which time my health has improved enormously. I first started seeing Mei because I had persistent, strong pain in my right shoulder. That pain went within 24 hours of my first treatment and has not returned.
I have been unwell for many years and have a variety of diagnosed and trackable conditions, including adrenal collapse, malabsorption of various vitamins and minerals, and other hormonal problems. Mei has treated me holistically. Since seeing her I have experienced better sleep, regular menstrual cycles, increased energy, much needed weight
loss, better skin, freedom from depression and anxiety, few muscle spasms in my back and a better functioning digestive system.
I consider Mei's treatments as a fundamental contribution to my recovery to full health and an investment in my own future. I am now able to see her less frequently, but I intend to continue treatment on a monthly basis to maintain optimum wellness for my age.
Toni, Chatswood NSW 2010
Mei Deng unilaterally saved my Father’s life!
His history is that at 78 he had become unexpectedly unwell.. He lost his energy and there appeared to be no obvious cause for his lack of health. I took him to see Mei.
Soon thereafter he had his gall bladder out and during his recovery he said to me, “ take me to Mei.” I did.
Sadly he was diagnosed with Cancer and had to undergo a Whipple’s procedure.
He was then 79 years old.
He was admitted to ICU many times with pneumonia and infections.
He was in hospital for 6 months and I stayed with him during those months. During the last month he was in hospital he was thin and had lost his will to live. He had not been expected to live.I started to take him on day leave. It was really,”Mei leave.”
Mei treated my father twice per week and sometimes more. After about a month I took my Father home to my Mother. I continued to take him to Mei and soon thereafter he took himself. His treatment continued for some time.
He progressively became better. My Father turned 82 on the 5th of April 2011. He is upright and well. He is an engaging father and grandfather. He enjoys a full diet and continues to live independently with my Mother.
Whilst his cancer and the operations have left him a lesser man than he was, he is alive and well.
His surgeons and carers will always have a place in his recovery but the single treatment which brought him back to health was that administered by Mei Deng.
Last week I watched my Father ( 82 years) walk up the street talking to my Son (10 years ) who was skateboarding next to him.
Suzanne, Mosman NSW May 2011
I first started seeing Mei in March 2009 when I was suffering from severe back pain. I had recently emigrated and had started a new job when I tripped and fell and aggravated a back problem. I needed to be able to get back to work fast. My Chiropractor said that my back was too inflamed to be manipulated and suggested that I see an acupuncturist to see if they could help. Luckily I found Mei that day as she has certainly had a very positive effect on my life.
After one treatment my back was about 90% better and I was amazed and hooked on the benefits of acupuncture. I continued to see Mei regularly from that day on, realising that her treatments were an investment in my future health. Over the last 2 years Mei has also helped me with a sleep problem that I have had since I was a little girl, the feeling of finally being able to get a good night’s sleep and awake rested is awesome. I love going to see Mei as I always feel so relaxed after her treatments. I sang Mei’s praises so much that I even managed to get my husband (who isn’t fond of needles!) to see Mei for a knee problem, he is now back playing football and very happy!
At the age of 37 myself and my husband decided it was time to start trying for a family, within a few short months we achieved our dream and I am happy to say that I am currently 17 weeks pregnant. I believe a combination of Mei’s regular acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs helped play a key part in me conceiving naturally.
Thank you Mei for the difference that you have made to our lives!
Wendy, Ermington, May 2011
The first time I went to see Mei was for a persistent sore throat I had acquired while travelling overseas. Contemporary medicine had offered only temporary relief and proved to be ineffectual in addressing the condition which quickly became so debilitating it resulted in 4 months of missing long periods of work not to mention catching up with friends! Mei discovered I had been on the contraceptive pill for 27 years, without a break and decided it was time to give my body a rest. However I was nervous as since my late thirties my periods had become increasingly painful, half my body was aching and severe headaches so I skipped many a period, which was a luxury afforded me by being on the Pill. I had always been a restless sleeper for as long as I can remember.
Over the next couple of months she got me back on my feet through a highly tailored treatment of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Within a few sessions my energy levels were the best they’d been in years and all sore throat symptoms had gone. Within two cycles Mei managed to reduce my period pain by around 70% and 4 months down the track my periods are almost pain-free. I am now a much better sleeper, sleeping right through and waking up fully rested. Also, my headaches, half my body aching have gone!
Lisa, Cammeray NSW, 2012