What results do you have?
The practitioner treats all types of conditions and has very good results. if you are unsure, it may be an option to discuss with friends or family, what results they have had with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.
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 is sufficient
How long is the appointment/treatment?
The first consultation takes approximately one hour, included in this in most cases is acupuncture
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 will it cost?
First consultation is $89.00
Subsequent consultations are (Acupuncture) $69.00
Subsequent consultations are (Herbal) $54.00
Do l have to go somewhere else to pick up my pills/capsules/herbs?
No, the herbs, pills and capsules are dispensed on the premises/clinic
How do l pay?
Payment can be made via the Eftpos Machine or Cash payments (American Express, Diners Club, Personal Cheques and Amex are not accepted)
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.
I’ve never had acupuncture before will it hurt?
Acupuncture is not painful
Do you reuse the acupuncture needles?
Acupuncture needles are used only once and then disposed
What happens when l have received acupuncture?
Most patients will in general fall asleep. A side effect to the treatment is that most patients will feel relaxed during and after the treatment.
I’ve been told the needles are as thick as the needles at a GP’s surgery?
The very fine needles are used which in most cases results in little to no bleeding at all
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:
• Taste in the mouth
• Pain in the body
• Energy levels
• 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.
What results do you have?