FAQs

Frequently asked Questions …

Some of our more common questions and answers have been documents and are now listed here.  If you are looking for something that is not here please do not hesitate to contact me.

What conditions can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?

TCM can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to pain, digestive disorders, respiratory disorders, menstrual and reproductive disorders, anxiety and depression, and skin conditions. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a
personalised treatment plan based on your individual needs.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. It is to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promoting circulation, and restoring balance in the body’s energy (qi) flow. Fore more information click here.

Does acupuncture hurt?

People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted and find the treatments deeply relaxing and fall asleep during treatment. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible. It can be normal to feel a light prick or pinch followed by a dull ache or tingle. However many people are surprised that they don’t feel much at all when the needles are inserted.

Where are the acupuncture needles inserted?

Your acupuncture treatment might include points on your arms, hands, legs, feet, back, stomach, head and neck. Acupuncture channels flow across the entire body. It is therefore possible to treat back problems, with points on the hands and feet.

What should I expect for my Initial appointment?

In your first appointment we discuss your health history, your main health concerns, lifestyle, and current symptoms. After your practitioner may check your pulse, look at your tongue and feel specific areas of your body for tenderness or pain. Gathering all this
information helps your practitioner to determine which areas of your body may be out of balance. After your consultation it is time for your treatment which may include acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, guasha, dietary therapy, and/or other
forms of TCM. Your practitioner will develop a personalised treatment plan and may also provide you with recommendations for lifestyle changes that may support your healing process.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your reason for visit, your practitioner will suggest a course of treatment that will benefit you the most. This may be an intensive course of treatment, e.g., for an acute problem, a couple of treatments close together over one or two weeks OR for a
chronic imbalance, a longer course of treatment weekly for six weeks or longer. This suggestion is based on experience with treating different kinds of conditions.

How can I prepare for my appointment?

– Please eat something light in the several hours before treatment.
– Please don’t wear any perfume or heavy scents.
– If possible please wear loose clothing that can comfortably roll up to your elbows and knees.

Do you reuse the acupuncture needles?

No! All our needles are sterile, single use and are disposed of after use.

I have a fear of needles, can I still have treatment?

Yes! If you have a fear of needles, it’s understandable that you may be hesitant to try acupuncture. Many people who are initially afraid of needles find that they are able to tolerate acupuncture treatment without much discomfort. If you’re still concerned about receiving acupuncture, let your practitioner know about your fear of needles before the treatment begins. Other techniques can be used to help reduce any discomfort or anxiety you may feel. There are also other TCM treatments such as acupressure, cupping therapy, guasha, moxibustion or chinese herbs, that may be effective for your condition and do
not involve needles.

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

Acupuncture and dry needling are similar in that they both involve the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. However, there are some important differences between the two.

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practised for over 2,500 years. It is based on the principles of balancing the body’s energy flow (qi) and promoting natural healing. Acupuncture needles are typically inserted into specific points along meridians (energy channels) in the body.

Dry needling, on the other hand, only involves the insertion of needles into tight muscle bands, with the aim of releasing tension and reducing pain. Dry needling does not involve the use of meridians or energy flow, as in acupuncture.

How long does a session go for and how much does it cost?

Initial consultation and treatment = 60 minutes, $105
Initial fertility consultation and treatment = 90 minutes, $140
All follow up consultations = 60 minutes, $95

Can I claim on private health insurance?

Yes, depending on your level of cover we are registered with major health funds for Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. You will receive a receipt to claim with your health fund either in person or online.

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