How long is the appointment?
40mins - 1 hour
How many treatments and how often?
We suggest 1 or 2 appointments per week for the first two weeks in order to achieve the quickest response from your body. As your condition improves, treatment is reduced to 1 appointment per week or per fortnight. The duration between treatments becomes longer until your condition is resolved and you no longer require treatment.
The aim of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment is to improve your internal organ function and circulation so that your body can heal and then support itself without treatment.
Certain conditions may require treatment to be arranged around the stages and phases of the body (ie. fertility & IVF).
Things to avoid before your appointment
Within 2 hours before your appointment with us, please avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, exercise, emotional upsets. During your appointment, we check your body by Traditional Chinese diagnosis, including the pulse and the tongue (please do not brush or clear your tongue coating). The things that we ask you to avoid can disturb your circulation, the functioning of the organs and the colour of the tongue. In case you cannot avoid these things, please mention them to us when you come in so that we can take them into account and achieve the most accurate diagnosis for you.
In case your appointment is close to a meal time, we suggest you have something light to eat to support your treatment.
Methods of payment
We can accept payment by cash, EFTPOS and credit card on the day of your appointment. If your private health insurance covers acupuncture, bring your membership card and we can help you claim your rebate at the time of payment with HICAPS.
Treatments and services by Chinese medicine practitioners are not covered by Medicare.