Acupuncture

“ The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
—  Thomas Alva Edison

What  is acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed over 60 conditions which acupuncture has been shown to have a therapeutic effect.

Acupuncture is in the insertion of fine needles into a variety of points located on the body surface. The needles are inserted at various depths, from just under the skins surface, up to 60cm depending on the local anatomy. Needles are retained from 10 minutes to 30minutes.

Acupuncture works on the concept of meridians, pathways that traverse the interior and exterior of the body. Within the meridians flows Qi (pronounces ‘chee’), energy or vital force. When there is an imbalance of the Qi illness occurs. Acupuncture works to restore and maintain the balance and flow of Qi.

Research has shown that acupuncture works to stimulate one of several responses, working on the peripheral and central nervous systems, triggering a cascade of events to release peptides and hormones, to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities. 

Specific Conditions

Neurological conditions: stroke, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia.

Respiratory health and restoration: Common cold, bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever/allergies, chronic cough.

Digestive health: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting.

Gynaecological health and pregnancy care: Pre-menstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular periods, absence of periods, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, infertility, morning sickness, correcting malposition of foetus.

Skin conditions: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster (shingles), acne, scar tissue, hair loss and dandruff.

Pain management: Osteoarthritis, sciatica, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, neck pain, tennis elbow, post-operative pain, sports injuries
Emotional Support & Balance: Depression, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking, insomnia, stress, irritability, mood swings.

Energy revitalisation & Support: Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue. 

Prices

Initial Consultation - $85
Allow up to 1 hour. You will be asked questions about your condition, medical history and lifestyle. Acupuncture is included, and if time allows or is required you may also receive; massage, cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, bowen therapy and/or gua sha.

Long Initial - $115
This is a 90min consultation. You will be asked questions about your condition, medical history and lifestyle. Acupuncture is included, and if time allows or is required you may also receive; massage, cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, bowen therapy and/or gua sha.

Standard Consultation
30 minutes - $55. Designed for returning clients, the short consultation is for those who just want have acupuncture. Moxabustion, cupping therapy, and electro-acupuncture may be used if required.

60 minutes - $75. This includes acupuncture with one or more of the following based one time and what is felt is required for you that day; massage, cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, bowen therapy and/or gua sha.

90 minutes - $115. This includes acupuncture with one or more of the following based one time and what is felt is required for you that day; massage, cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, bowen therapy and/or gua sha. More time is given to allow for more massage or cupping if a larger area is to be covered

HICAPS for health fund rebates are available. Please check with your fund to find out if you are covered.

Treatment for

Ailments include but are not limited to:
  • Neurological
  • Respiritory
  • Gynaecological
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin Conditions
  • Energy