Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Generally no. Often patient’s report they don’t even feel the needles, and if they do it is a very small sensation. Acupuncture can often create a dull feeling around the needle and this is often encouraged in Chinese Medicine as it relates to the arrival of qi.

Our Acupuncturist Amie, practices a very gentle Japanese style of acupuncture that usually means patients don’t feel the needles. The needle gauge is also much smaller than many other styles of acupuncture.

How many treatments will I need?

This is highly determined on an individual basis and what you are receiving acupuncture for. Generally, the longer you have had the condition, the more treatments you may require.

If attending acupuncture for natural fertility support or any women’s health condition, it is recommended to receive acupuncture weekly for at least three cycles. (This can vary as each treatment plan is unique to the individual).

How much does it cost?

Please see our price list on the booking page.

Can I claim Acupuncture through my private health insurance?

Yes. At the end of your treatment you will be e-mailed or given a printed receipt whereby it can be presented to your private health insurer and claimed through them.

Do Acupuncturists in Australia need to be Registered or Licensed?

Yes. Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists are highly regulated in Australia and are required to complete a minimum 4 year Bachelor Degree in Health (Acupuncture). The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) are the regulatory authority for Chinese Medicine Practitioners, which are supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All Chinese Medicine Practitioners must be registered nationally with the CMBA and AHPRA.

Additionally, there are minimum requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that must be met each year to maintain registration.

Our acupuncturist, Amie Akehurst’s AHPRA registration number is CMR0002102697.

When receiving acupuncture, always make sure it is by a qualified and registered Chinese medicine practitioner. You can check practitioner registration on this link http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

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