FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is your appointment policy?

  • How do I get a refill on my prescription?

  • What should I do if I miss my appointment?

  • What can I expect at the first appointment?

  • Do I need to bring anything special to my first visit?

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is your success rate? (If you could change to the following below please)

We have not measured our success rate as it is both time consuming, expensive and difficult to do so accurately. If you are unsure it might be an option to speak to family or friends and ask what results they have had at the clinic.


Do l need to bring anything with me in the consultation?

If you have any x-rays, ultrasounds, ct-scans, blood tests etc. they can be brought in, alternatively a report based on the scans/blood tests are sufficient.

How long is the appointment/treatment?

First Consultation:
The first consultation takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes, included in this in most cases is acupuncture
Subsequent Consultation:
The subsequent consultation (depending on the nature of the condition) can take 10-15 minutes, plus a 30-40 minute acupuncture session.

Does the practitioner treat infertility in conjunction with IVF?

The practitioner treats all types of infertility via natural fertility methods that are non IVF.

How much does it cost?

First consultation is $93.00
Subsequent consultations are (Acupuncture) $71.00
Subsequent consultations are (Herbal) $57.00

Will l get anything back from my health fund and are you covered by Medicare?

If you have the appropriate cover you will get some money back from your nominated health fund, it is always best to check with your fund to make sure you are covered. Unfortunately Medicare does not cover acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine.

What herbs, pills, capsules will be prescribed?

The practitioner will discuss this with you during the consultation. In most cases pills and capsules will be prescribed, but in cases where appropriate and necessary raw herbs will be prescribed

Do any of the formulas contain illegal substances?

All herbal formulas are approved for use in Australia by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) containing no illegal substances.

How many visits/treatments will l need?

This varies from patient to patient and the practitioner will discuss with you how many visits/treatments you will require. In most cases 6-8 treatments are required, but if a condition is chronic or is gynaecological more treatments may be necessary

Do l get a prescription/script?

When you are prescribed, herbs, pills, capsules or granules you will be given a script explaining the dosage and frequency of taking them.

How do you diagnose?

When diagnosing a patient, the practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine will note all of the signs and symptoms the patient presents, in order to build a picture of the disharmony within the patient.
Typically the questioning will revolve around the:
• Appetite
• Bowels
• Taste in the mouth
• Pain in the body
• Thirst
• Sleep
• Urination
• Energy levels
• Complexion
• Eyes
• Tongue & Pulse

What treatments do you prescribe?

The treatment of patients consists of Acupuncture and the prescribing of Chinese herbal medicines mainly in the form of pills, capsules or granules.
The length of treatment is approximately 30-40 minutes per session. Some patients may only require 1-2 weeks worth of treatments whist others may require (for chronic conditions) several treatments over a number of weeks or months.

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44 Clyde Road, Berwick 3806, Victoria

(03) 9707-0056