“Five guests are checking into a wellbeing retreat, surrounded by lush green paddocks growing hazy in the settling dusk, 10 minutes’ brisk stroll from nearby Macmasters Beach in the New South Wales’s Central Coast. Their week ahead: a seven-day stint of potent herb concoctions, massages, tai chi and acupuncture. All of this will set them back the princely sum of $8899. And that doesn’t include food, because there is none.
This 101 Wellbeing Program, regularly booked out up to six months in advance by Dr Shuquan Liu’s most loyal patients and regular visitors to his three Sydney TCM Australia clinics, is how high-rollers are shedding weight, Like Point Piper politician Malcolm Turnbull, who earlier this year personally attested to dropping 14 kilos within weeks. But this is no simple calories-in-calories-out scenario.”