Please contact me for other questions or to discuss how my treatments may be able to help you.
What are the clinic hours?
Clinic hours are normally Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm.
These and other times are by appointment. Please contact me to arrange an appointment
How long does a normal session last?
Your initial consultation and treatment will be about an hour and a half. Subsequent consultations are for one hour.
How many sessions will I need?
During your initial consultation we discuss roughly how many sessions and how frequently they should be to get optimal results, as this depends on your body condition.
Are these sessions covered by health funds?
I am a registered practitioner with AHPRA for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. If your health fund gives you cover for these modalities the AHPRA accreditation means you can claim according to your cover limit.
HICAPS is available for payment.
Note: Not all Australian health funds cover Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine, so please check with your fund.
Is acupuncture safe to use along with other treatments?
In most cases, yes. There are very few reports of adverse interactions between Chinese medicine and conventional medicine.
In fact, the two are frequently used to complement each other. Many doctors routinely recommend it as supplementary therapy, for example in IVF treatment.
It’s always important that you inform your practitioner of any medications you are taking so that potential interactions can be assessed.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Insertion of acupuncture needles is done with an insertion tube and is usually painless. The depth of insertion is quite shallow. Sometimes a sensation of a dull heavy feeling, or a tingle is felt around the point.
What if I’m afraid of needles?
These are very different to hypodermic needles and there is nothing to fear. But there are also other therapies including acupressure, moxibustion and cupping which may be used, and we can discuss this.
Is acupuncture safe for children?
Yes, acupuncture is safe and effective for the treatment of children. However as they sometimes can’t stay still for too long we may use quick needling techniques (where the practitioner keeps a hold of the needle) or acupressure as an alternative to needling.