Traditionally, the village doctor was paid as long as people stayed well. When they became ill, the doctor would not get paid. Therefore, the goal in Chinese medicine has always been to address any presenting health issues proactively to ultimately help you stay well and healthy.
The skill lies in identifying small imbalances early, so they can be addressed before they become bigger problems creating serious illness. A minimum seasonal visit to your Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner helps to identify any imbalances — catching them early so you can maintain your health.
Our practitioners’ treatment focus is acupuncture (where treatment involves stimulating specific points in your body) and may also include moxa, cupping, diet and lifestyle recommendations as well as Chinese herbal medicines.
Our acupuncturists use a combination of techniques to address your specific needs, including needling (fine, disposable, sterile, single-use needles are used), herbal medicine, moxibustion and cupping.
Many people think of traditional Chinese medicine, particularly acupuncture, as a physical therapy indicated for musculoskeletal or pain conditions. Acupuncture is truly brilliant for this. TCM’s sophisticated understanding of internal conditions means acupuncture can be successfully used as part of treatment for a range of conditions, including digestive, emotional, reproductive, respiratory, immune and other health problems.
There is a growing body of accepted evidence about acupuncture for fertility and acupuncture for IVF support and many women enjoy the evidenced-based benefits of regular acupuncture through pregnancy too.
Acupuncture is a safe, natural way to promote overall wellness and boost your fertility. If you’re looking for a way to get back on track with your health and wellness, book a session today or contact us for more information.
Our acupuncturists have a double degree in health science for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine along with many years of postgraduate study and experience in the field. Many doctors practice and advocate acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine, and we have active referral relationships with many GPs, midwives, fertility specialists, obstetricians and other specialist doctors.
With Chinese medicine and acupuncture, healing time can vary from person to person. In acute cases, improvement may happen immediately. It might take longer to achieve results for chronic conditions. You should notice a difference within 2-3 consultations if not immediately.
Acupuncture treatments are usually scheduled once a week (occasionally twice for acute or painful conditions) for 4-8 weeks or as directed for your specific needs by your traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. You will be reassessed for an effective response every session.
Acupuncture is generally not painful. The needles used are very fine; the most common sensation you’ll feel is a slight tingling or dull ache – indicating they have found your qi/chi in the intended point.
No. We guarantee all our needles to be single-use and sterile.
Yes. You may specify to our practitioners if you wish to be cupped.
Yes. You may ask for moxa to be included in your treatment.
Our traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will evaluate your tongue, wrist pulse, abdominal pain, breathing and other physical presentations. Please do not scrape or clean your tongue before your appointment. They will also inquire about your health history such as current and historical pain, sleep, energy levels and other symptoms as well as your diet. You do not need to prepare information about this – your practitioner will guide you. We will send you a brief form prior to your first appointment so you can detail what you are coming in for and hoping to achieve from your treatment. Please bring any relevant medical blood test results, pathology reports or letters from your GP or specialist doctor.