Prices for an Acupuncture treatment and for a Tuina massage as follows. Appointment fees are payable if not cancelled more than 24 hours prior to appointment
$70 for a one hour acupuncture session
$35 with an ACC number
What to expect during an acupuncture treatment
The initial consultation will involve a thorough examination which will last approximately half an hour.
This will involve questions related to your main complaint such as questions about sleep, energy levels, or digestion and dietary habits.
Any of the following Chinese Medical diagnostic methods will also be carried out with your consent, such as examination of the tongue, pulse, abdomen and channel system. Muscle tests are also likely to be carried out when pain or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system is involved.
Information gained from these examination methods will be used to get an idea of the cause of the problem and the most effective treatment plan. A small number of very fine needles will then been inserted with some left in place for up to 30 minutes. During this time a herb called moxabustion may be burnt next to specific acupuncture points to warm the area.
After removal of the needles suction cups or massage may be used if appropriate to enhance the effects of the treatment.