Acupuncture - Initial Consultation (90 minutes)
Acupuncture - Follow up Consultation (60 minutes)
Chinese Herbal Medicine - patent formulas that are 'ready made'
Chinese Herbal Medicine - personalised prescription made just for you
$65 or $50 concession
$50 or $35 concession
$30 for a 2 week supply
$30 for a 1 week supply
Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems. For more extensive information, there are a number of helpful pages under the "What is acupuncture" tab at the top of the page. An acupuncture treatment may also include electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, or infra-red heat therapy.
Electro-acupuncture is a form of treatment whereby a mild electrical current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles once they are in place in your body. You may feel gentle vibrations and pulsations in either a regular or random pattern, and you are in control of how strong the sensations are. Electro-acupuncture can increase the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture for some conditions, for example muscular pain and neurological disorders. It has specific effects on pain, relaxation, circulation and muscle contractility that are different from those of traditional acupuncture.
Moxibustion is yet another traditional Chinese technique that involves the burning of the herb artemesia vulgaris, or mugwort, to bring about therapeutic effect. Moxibustion creates a comfortable sensation of heat that penetrates very deeply into the tissues to stimulate the flow of qi through the body, improve the circulation and alleviate pain. In Western medicine, moxibustion has been used to turn breech babies prior to childbirth, and has been proven to improve immunity by increasing the count of white blood cells. In my clinic, this therapy is applied by lighting a ‘moxa stick’ and holding it about an inch or two above the surface of the skin.
Infra-red Heat Therapy
Infrared Heat Therapy is applied by placing a specially engineered infrared therapeutic device, also known as 'the heat lamp', above or next to a particular part of your body to warm the area. It emits a range of infrared energy that penetrates deeply into the body and is also absorbed more efficiently than ordinary infrared lamps. If offers effective relief of localised pain, reduces inflammation and is wonderfully relaxing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine takes a holistic approach to treating illness in the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The signs and symptoms of your condition will be considered in conjunction with your unique constitution to ensure the prescription of a personalised herbal remedy that is right for you. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, so too the prescription is continually modified until you achieve your desired outcome. Alternatively, classical formulas in ready to take form can also be arranged for you. These patent formulas, although not as specific as personalised prescriptions, are ‘tried and true’ and also more cost effective.