Home – Essence of health, a Chinese medicine clinic in Phnom Penh2018-12-11T14:34:23+00:00

Holistic healing

Chinese medicine is an ancient and powerful medicine, based on natural treatments. At essence of health we propose treatments by Chinese medicine. The first consultation includes a diagnosis and a treatments by acupuncture, massages, and/or herbal remedies and other techniques. After a diagnostic each patient receives a customized treatment required by its state. In a holistic approach, we also provide classes to help our patients to learn how to keep health.

Frequently asked questions

About organization

Do you accept payment by visa card?2018-12-11T14:43:01+00:00

No we don’t accept any card. So please make sure you have cash before coming!

Can I consult only for diagnosis?2018-12-11T14:43:52+00:00

Yes. We now offer a possibility to consult only for a Chinese medicine diagnosis. This will last maximum 30′ and cost you only 17 $.

Do I need to make an appointment before coming?2018-12-11T14:45:15+00:00

Yes we receive by prior appointment. If you come to our clinic without appointment you take the risk that we are busy. Then you may have to wait or come back.

How much does a consultation cost?2018-12-11T14:46:26+00:00

The first consultation always includes a diagnosis which costs 17 $. Then you can go on with treatment:  acupuncture and/or tuina massage and/or herbal remedies…

The price depends on which treatment you receive. Please check our prices page.

About patient

Shall I bring my medical file?2018-12-11T14:47:47+00:00

Sure.  If you had some blood tests, X -Rays or MRI – depending your condition – the best is to come direct with them for your first consultation.

I feel bad between two sessions. How can you help me?2018-12-11T14:48:58+00:00

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you worry or feel bad after your session. If necessary we can make an appointment for a Skype consultation (20 $/30′). It is always better to get reassured!

Is it normal to have reactions after a treatment?2018-12-10T11:25:08+00:00

Yes, it is commun to have overreaction or extreme tiredness after a treatment. It normally vanishes and comes back to normal after one day. Anyway if you have any question or worry, the best is to contact us.

Is acupuncture painful?2018-12-10T11:25:53+00:00

The needles used in acupuncture are so thin that some patients barely feel them enter the skin. The pain some patients may feel is not related to the needle but is related to the state and the localisation of the acupuncture point. Anyway the pain usually vanishes once the needle is in place.

About treatment

May I consult without being sick?2018-12-10T11:24:11+00:00

Of course! This is the first purpose of Chinese medicine: keep you healthy. By its nature, Chinese medicine can detect imbalances before they become what occidental medicine calls disease. So there is always some rebalancing to do in the healthier person. By regularly consult your Chinese doctor, you will increase your immunity and avoid to get sick.

Is cupping used in Chinese medicine?2018-12-11T14:50:37+00:00

Yes cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that is totally included in Chinese medicine. Cupping is used to release blood stagnation and increase the flow of qi and blood in the body. We usually use cupping combined with acupuncture.

How many acupuncture sessions do I need to recover?2018-12-10T11:28:14+00:00

Each case is unique. To understand better how it works there are some general rules:

  1. The longer you have the disorder, the longer it takes to cure. So an acute trouble can be solved in one to 3 sessions when a chronic disease may require treatments once or twice a week for several months to get desired results.
  2. Each people is unique and responds to treatment its own way. The results will depend as well on the patient’s commitment to make the necessary adjustments in its life habits in parallel with treatment.
Do you use moxa ?2018-12-11T14:51:51+00:00

Yes we sometimes use moxa to increase the action of the needle.  Moxibustion (use of moxa) is a tool of Chinese medicine which consists of burning dried mugwort. We mainly use the cigar-shaped stick applied with a needle.

What is the difference between acupuncture & Chinese medicine2018-12-10T11:26:47+00:00

Traditional chinese medicine is a complete healing system including its own specific diagnosis and its treatments methods. Acupuncture is one of these methods among others: herbal remedies, tui na (therapeutic) massage, dietary therapy, qi gong…

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+855 889  235 306
Street 112, house 8A
Opening hours    
Monday  14:00 -1700 17:00 – 19:00
Thuesday8:00 -11:30 14:00 -1700  
Wednesday8:00 -11:30 14:00 -1700  
Thursday8:00 -11:30 14:00 -1700  
Friday8:00 -11:30    
Saturday8:00 -11:00    

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Health check - 17 $
* Consultation for a simple diagnosis - 20 to 30' - no treatment included