frequently asked questions

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted on the body. Mostly it is aimed to treat pain, improve one’s wellness like managing stress.

According to Chinese medicine theory, it aims to balance the energy in the body that flows through a channel (meridians) like water runs through underground pipe.

From Western medicine perspective, it believes that needles are used to stimulate muscles, nerves, connective tissues like fascia or activate your body’s own immune system.

How it’s done? Is it safe?

During acupuncture session, a single or multiple needles with various sizes are inserted into specific point throughout the body according to your diagnosis. Each practitioners have its own unique style according to their trainings and clinical experiences. Some approaches from both Eastern and or Western medicine perspectives.

Needles are inserted into the body at different depth. As an example, needles around the hip area differs to the ones on the forearm.

In Australia, acupuncturists are regulated by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and requires meeting its criteria with professional indemnity insurance. It is same agency regulates physiotherapists, chiropractors, registered nurse etc.

All needles are sterile, disposable, single use to prevent cross infection and Health Acupuncture adhere to strict OH&S guidelines.

I’m still worried. Is there any side-effects?

Rest assured, it is safe when performed with certified acupuncturist. However, you may still experience low chances of side effects including soreness, mild bleeding, bruising, itchiness, swelling, slight pain as needles is inserted, skin rash (rare), dizziness, tiredness or fatigued (more of relaxation) during or after a session. Usually, they should disappear 24 to 72 hours.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are thinner than medical needles. However, rarely patients feel little prick as needle goes in, or sharp shooting nervy stimulation which is completely normal. Yet, Health Acupuncture aims to provide as much pain free as possible with Traditional Korean/ Japanese acupuncture technique. Having sensation or not during the session does not mean its effective to the body either way.

How many sessions do I need to come for my condition and how frequent?

It varies from person to person and contributing factors causing illnesses. Some people gets better with only one session, where some person took one year !!! Frequency depends on your condition, I had a patients needed to come everyday for two weeks or every second days.

Do you prescribe Chinese herb?

Yes, I do !!! I’m a registered Chinese herbal medicine practitioner AND Dispenser. Combining both Acupuncture and Herbs works synergistically and can guide your better health goal even quicker. When it comes to herbs, further questions may be asked to understand your body greater and in depth from different approaches. Herbs can be given in raw herbs, powdered or liquid form. *Prices may vary in different forms but works equally same.

Your photo seems young… Are you qualified practitioner? How long have you been practicing?

Don’t worry, I get all the time. I studied Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese medicine from Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese medicine (SITCM) one of the oldest colleges in NSW that teaches TCM and its government approved course from AHPRA. Then completed Master of Health Science in Traditional Chinese medicine from Western Sydney Universit.