Can I have Acupuncture during pregnancy?

Acupuncture is great during the second and third trimester. If there are any problems during the first trimester, then Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicines are effective as well.

Do I need to take herbal medicines for a long time?

Thankfully, herbal medicine is usually pretty powerful and effective in assisting the body to bounce back into balance. However, some conditions require a longer treatment time and it can be up to 12 months.

Does Acupuncture have any side effects?

After a session of Acupuncture, you will normally feel relaxed and refreshed, but specific responses depend on each person. For instance, some people feel energised, while others feel sleepy. Occasionally, the symptoms get a little worse before they improve but overall a greater sense of well being and balance is often experienced.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture doesn’t cause pain. The needles have a very small diameter. They don’t puncture tissue, they actually put it aside as they are inserted. As Acupuncture is an energetic treatment modality, it will often cause a Qi (energy) sensation which is described as buzzing, tingling aching or similar.

How frequently do I have Acupuncture?

The frequency is based on both your resources and the condition that you are seeking treatment for. It can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or more.

How many Acupuncture treatments do I need?

It’s hard to say in general and will depend on the condition you are seeking treatment for and how long it has been there. Often after 3 treatments you will get a good idea on how much improvement can be expected.

Is Acupuncture covered under the Medicare scheme?

No, unfortunately not. If you have private health care, your provider will contribute to the treatments between $15.80 and $35.00 per session. Please check with your health fund for details.

Is Acupuncture the same as Dry Needling?

The actual part of inserting a needle into the body is the same. Even the same needles are used. We have published a short article about this.

What is Moxibustion?

A burning herb (mugwort) will be applied directly or indirectly to Acupuncture points, Acupuncture meridians (lines) or painful areas of the body. It re-arranges soft tissue and relieves pain.

What specific illnesses or conditions can be treated?

There is no limitation but the WHO (World Health Organization) publishes a list of conditions that have earned their tick. As more research (according to Western standards) is conducted, more conditions will make it to the list. As Acupuncture is an ‘energetic’ modality, it has the potential to re-balance all physical ailments.

Where do the herbs come from?

We have an on-site dispensary and only dispense liquid and granulated extracts that have been certified. Which means that we know exactly what’s in them. All Chinese herbs traditionally come from various parts in China.

Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Most people can, even the ones who fear needles. Treatments for newborns start at 3 months, if they are needed. All ages, genders and types of humans can receive Acupuncture. Animals can receive Acupuncture from a qualified Vet.

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