All about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Your questions about acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal treatments
and bookings with Rachael answered.
Questions about Chinese medicine treatments
We are trying to conceive. Can Rachael help?
I’m rundown. Can Chinese medicine help?
Can Chinese medicine help with pain?
Questions about acupuncture
Does acupuncture hurt?
Not usually. Most people find it relaxing. The needles used are super fine and you will feel a gentle tap as they go in.
Is acupuncture safe?
What type of needles are used in acupuncture?
Acupuncture needles are very fine, single-use, sterile needles.
How often should I have acupuncture?
Can I have acupuncture if I’m not sick?
How long are acupuncture needles left in?
I’m nervous. Can I still try acupuncture?
What is dry needling?
Can acupuncture help with women’s health issues?
Yes. Acupuncture can be used to treat many women’s health issues like endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, menopause and more.
Can I have acupuncture while I am pregnant?
Yes. Acupuncture during pregnancy is completely safe and can help with managing morning sickness, anxiety and preparing your body for labour.
Can I have acupuncture while undergoing IVF treatment?
Yes. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help support you through the IVF cycle by managing stress and optimising your health.
Questions about Traditional Chinese medicine
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Do you have to be qualified to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Yes. Rachael has a Bachelor Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (UWS) and as part of that training did a 10 week certificate in Clinical Training at JiangSu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Nanjing, China). She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA Registration no: CMR0001708516) and is an accredited member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion, or moxa, stimulates an acupuncture point by burning a Chinese Herb Mugwort leaf (Ai Ye) over the point. There are several ways this can be done.
What is Cupping?
Cupping involves placing glass cups on the skin to draw pathogenic qi out of the body. It is often used to treat colds and flu, coughs, muscle tension and pain.
What is Guasha?
Questions about Chinese herbal treatments
What type of issues is Chinese herbal medicine used for?
Chinese herbal medicine can be used for digestive issues, skin conditions, fatigue, women’s health and fertility. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture.
How do I take the herbs?
What are the herbs made of?
Bookings, Fees and Cancellations
Can I claim from my health fund for an appointment with Rachael?
Are herbal medicines included in my consultation fee?
What if I can’t make my appointment?
Rachael has a 24 hour cancellation policy to ensure other clients don’t miss out on appointments. To change your booking, please email Rachael. If you are changing your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee will apply. If you do not show for your appointment, you incur a full consultation fee. Please understand and respect our policy.