About Chinese Treatment Centre

The Chinese Treatment Centre has been helping patients in Canberra since 1999. At the Chinese Treatment Centre, you can expect honest, accurate and professional medical treatment and advice to help you solve your medical issues.

Dr Charles Y Cai

AHPRA CMR0001730903 Registered as acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. AACMA membership NO: 1525

The director, Dr Charles Y Cai, is a highly qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner with over 36 years clinical experience and a sound knowledge of Chinese medicine that was passed to him from his father and grandfather.

By taking the time to properly diagnose ailments and prepare an effective treatment, Charles has helped many people to recover from a wide variety of painful and distressing conditions. Dr Cai has carried out successful research on the treatment of chronic condition and acute pain. The findings have been published in over 10 different journals and books. Charles got special training in posture assessment and pause diagnosis to understand where the source of health issues is from. Charles cai could pick up very difficult or complicated health problem.

Charles is a registered doctor in China and a full practicing member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

Dr Ming M. Chen

AHPRA CMR0001734376 Registered as acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. AACMA membership NO: 2491

Dr Ming Chen was awarded the bachelor degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Liaoning University of TCM in China in 1999. Then she went on to further study on Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and graduated with Master and Ph.D degree in 2002 and 2006 from Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical University, China.

She had been practicing as a registered Chinese medical doctor in China. She continued practice after coming to Australia, at the meantime she had also been involved in some research projects at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in ANU.

Ming acquires a wide range of knowledge and excellent practicing skills in Chinese medicine. She integrated Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, Chinese massage, cupping, guasha techniques with diet, exercises and life style consultation in a holistic approach for helping many chronic and complex conditions in internal medicine, muscular skeleton system and pain management.


  • Master of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture (Liaoning, China)
  • Ph.D of acupuncture (Shanghai, China)

Dr (Matthew) Hui Lan

AHPRA CMR0001976914 Registered as acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. ATMS Membership NO: 25617

Mr (Matthew) Hui Lan is a professional Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. He completed his study of bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in SITCM (Sydney institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine); Diploma course of Remedial Massage in the Australian College of Eastern Medicine; 6 months of Internship in Guangzhou Chinese Medicine Hospital acupuncture and Massage department and internal medicine department.

Mr (Matthew) Hui Lan understands that the human body as a holistic system similar to the nature environment, which requires extra cares and helps from time to time by guiding, strengthening, balancing and soothing the energy to provide a suitable living environment. After more than 10 years in practical clinic experience, focusing on emotional discomfort and physical blockage and damage from life stress, excessive work load, diet issue and sport injury etc. He specialized on Gentle Acupuncture skills, Remedial Massage (including Meridian Massage, trigger point massage, Swedish massage), Cupping, Herbal Medicine, which helps to relieve the discomfort and restore balance of the body, benefiting the person from restoring a mentally and physically healthy life.


  • Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (The Australian college of Eastern Medicine)

Dr Sali Tesseyman

AHPRA CMR0001730071 Registered as acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. AACMA membership NO: 1188

Dr Sali Tesseyman returned to Australia after five years of living, working and training in Japan. She does Japanese acupuncture, which use smaller and thinner needles, and very relaxing and cause minimal discomfort treatment. This form of acupuncture can be used to resolve complex or long standing conditions, by addressing the cause of the problem. After acupuncture, the bodies self healing abilities become activated helping the body to heal itself.

Her massage style is called Shiatsu, providing a therapeutic and intensified treatment, is very helpful for stress mind and tight whole body muscle treatment.


  • Adv.Dip Med (Japanese Acu)
  • Diploma of Shiatsu