Frequently asked questions

Q. 1 What to expect

Your Practitioner will initially ask questions of body current health state, such as energy, emotions, sleep patterns, appetite, body functions, pain and medical history).  Dis-harmony are further diagnosed by pulse taken and tongue. Initial tender points may also be examined to establish treatment.

Q. 2 How many treatments will I need

The number of treatments is generally different for each patient and their specific condition. Factors involved in determining treatment requirements may depend on the severity, length of time and individual reactions. Chronic ailments may have extended relief after as little as three to twelve treatments. However, single treatments may give relief to various acute problems and some degenerative problems dozens. Your initial consultations will help assist in determining how you may respond to treatments.

Your practitioner will establish the number and frequency of treatments, depending on factors that may include condition severity or duration, your general health and age, response to treatment and very importantly your proactive willingness to do things to help yourself (including exercises, lifestyle changes, dietary and willingness to take patents),

Q. 3 What do Chinese medicine/acupuncturist use?

Acupuncture itself, is the practice of inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body. However Acupuncturists use a variety of other complimentary techniques in the clinic which may include: moxibustion, electro-stimulation, cupping, massage and Chinese Patents. Patents may be used in conjunction with a course of acupuncture to enhance the treatment.

• Acupuncture (the insertion of very fine needles)
• Massage (Chinese massage)
• Moxibustion (heat application to acupoints)
• Patent herbal formulas (pre-packaged powdered herbal pills)
• Cupping
• Exercise and breathing techniques
• Dietary therapy

 

Q. 4 Does acupuncture hurt

Simple answer is, it should not hurt.

Q. 5 Can I claim Private Health Fund Rebates

Rebates are available to patients for acupuncture consultations that have extras cover with their fund. Receipts are issued on payment, but claims can be made on the spot via our HiCaps facility. Currently, HCF patients are not be able to process claims via Hi Caps and need to use their receipts. Remember to check with your private health insurance provider to ensure Acupuncture treatments are covered in your policy.

• Easy access location on High Street Echuca
• EFTPOS, Credit card and HiCaps facilities
• Reminder calls or text can be available on request

The clinic is open weekdays - However appointments are available on the days of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Q. 6 How long are treatments

Treatments are generally 45 minutes. Your initial consultation will be extended as you will be asked relevant questions on your history and health.

Q. 7 How do I know if my acupuncturist is well trained

Professional Acupuncturist are listed with Ahpra (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and are members of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association).