Australia's #1 Natural Health Site

Get started on your health and wellness journey
Book your next health session now!

OR Online consultations now available! Search
Member since
Jun 2009

Robert Gentile

Contact Name Robert Gentile, OMD
Phone 03 9337 8536
Address 187 Buckley Street
187 Buckley St
Servicing Areas Essendon and the inner north west


Essendon Acupuncture & Natural Health


True Health is more than an absence of disease, it is a state of physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

With a unique and individualised approach, you will be treated holistically with a treatment plan made just for you. Robert’s passion for healing is combined with a professional, warm and safe environment to help you achieve your health goals. Robert strongly believes in the integration of natural and medical approaches where required to achieve the best outcome possible.

Robert utilises a versatile approach to encourage self healing that explores both the East Asian and western traditions of medicine. This involves acupuncture, both traditional Chinese and very gentle Japanese styles of practice, moxibustion (heat therapy), Cupping therapy, soft tissue release techniques (including dry needling), dietary and lifestyle modifications, Herbal medicine (Chinese and Western), and integrative natural medicines.

Robert has a clinical focus on working with patients who have fertility, IVF, pregnancy and women's health related concerns. He is renowned in the inner north west for his knowledge and experience with in this area. He has good relationships with particular reproductive specialists, midwives, gynaecologists and obstetricians in Melbourne.

Robert has over a decades experience in managing many common disorders and complaints too. Robert is renowned for being extremely thorough by patient's and fellow practitioners alike. Please feel free to email or call Robert if you would like to know if he can help you or simply if you would like to ask a few questions.

Robert is the Clinical Director of Essendon Natural Health - offering naturopathy, osteopathy, hypnotherapy, myotherapy, massage, and general acupuncture. For more information, please visit or visit the clinic website at

Clinical Focus

Robert has over a decades experience working with patients who have fertility, IVF, pregnancy or women's health related concerns. Robert incorporates the latest scientific research into his treatments and combines these with traditional, holistic approaches. He commonly works with gynaecologists, obstetricians, and reproductive specialists and firmly believes in the integration of medicine, combining the best of East and West. Robert completed his clinical internship in the Gynaecology department of Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital and went on to complete further training in natural fertility and IVF support.

Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult Robert on how acupuncture may be able to help you.

For more detailed information about these topics, please visit or visit the clinic website at


Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Consultations:
Initial Consultation 1 hour $120.00
Ongoing Consultation 1 hour $85.00
Concession rates available for health care card holders and students.

Private health rebates available with HICAPS onsite. If prescribed, Chinese herbal medicine or supplements are an additional cost.

Tuesday 9am-9pm
Wednesdays 8am-2pm
Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 12pm-9pm
Saturday 8am-5pm

Your practitioner

Robert Gentile O.M.D
Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Natural Medicine Practitioner

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, fitness and sustainable living. He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, with the highest honours. He completed his clinical internship at Shanghai’s famous Shu Guang Hospital, working in the Oncology, Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, and Acupuncture departments. Robert is the recipient of the Victoria University Dean’s Scholar award for the faculty of health, science and engineering and the University Medal of Academic Excellence for academic achievements in Chinese Medicine. He was also awarded the Sun Ten award for Chinese Medicine in 2009. He is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). Robert has gone on to complete further study in Cosmetic Acupuncture, Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapy (Japanese Acupuncture), Natural Fertility and IVF Support. He is the Clinical Director of Essendon Natural Health and leads a passionate team of natural health professionals.

Location and parking
Robert Gentile O.M.D is located at Essendon Natural Health, 187 Buckley St, Essendon, VIC. Essendon Natural Health is a large natural medicine clinic that also offers naturopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, clinical hypnotherapy, and massage. There is free carparking on the street on Buckley St, Clarinda Rd, and Washington St. The closest train station is Essendon, and it is a 10-minute walk from there. Essendon Natural Health is centrally located and close to many suburbs such as: Essendon North, Essendon West, Aberfeldie, Mooney Ponds, Ascot Vale, Keilor East, Keilor West, Avondale Heights, Strathmore, Niddrie, Maribyrnong, Brunswick West, and Pascoe Vale.

Qualification Details

  • Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbs) - Honours

  • Certificate of Clinical Practice (Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital, China)

  • Certificate of Toyohari Meridian Therapy (Japanese Acupuncture)

  • University Medal of Academic Excellence (VU)

  • Dean's Scholar Award (VU)

  • Sun Ten Chinese Medicine Award 2009

  • Certificate of Cosmetic Acupuncture (White Lotus)

  • CMBA Registered

  • AACMA Member


Service Categories