Saturday, January 8, 2011


In Sydney did you know there is a warehouse tucked away in Chippendale stocked with electrostatic ion absorbers made by NASA? You can buy acupuncture needles not coated in silicone and you can purchase liquid moxa?

Welcome to my visit to Helio. If you do acupuncture or have studied in NSW you will have heard of this place.

So lets tell you a bit about what Helio is, why it’s so popular for Chinese medicine supplies, where exactly it is and show you an inside look!

Firstly they are at 93 Shepherd Street, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW 2008. It’s easy to find, but a little tucked away. Also they don’t have a website, I don’t think, but they are affiliated to the main company in America:  however all the supplies are here. 

Tony, who runs it in Sydney, is  more than happy to help and he tells me “he will match any price”!

This is a friend Peter showing me around the awesomeness.

 They have all sorts of cool products. From your everyday needles to the brand that doesn't have silicone on the tip, for smoother insertion!

They have Chinese style needles, cluster packs, with and without guide tubes and all sorts of other different styles. In fact they have walls of needles ready for you.
And they have walls of herb stock too, Pills and granules
Finally this was my favourite product: no smoke moxa. Here we have a tincture mainly made of Ai Ye (Mugwart) that you drop on the body. Instead of using burning moxa. No smoke moxa. Pretty clever. 
Rock up and say hi and they will be more than happy to show you around or call them 1800 026 161

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