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?
Rachael can support your health through acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies and lifestyle advice to
I’m rundown. Can Chinese medicine help?
Rachael can help you explore what’s keeping you from having more energy and causing your fatigue and lethargy. Acupuncture and/ Chinese herbal medicine and lifestyle advice can support the body, enabling a speedier recovery and more balanced future.
Can Chinese medicine help with pain?
Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, cupping and supportive treatments can help relieve 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. Rachael practices mostly a Japanese style acupuncture which use finer than average needles and more shallow insertion.
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?
Yes. Acupuncture can be used as a preventative medicine. You can visit monthly to stay in balance and preserve good health.
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?
Herbs will usually be prescribed in granule (dissolved in hot water), tablet, capsule or liquid form.
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 call the clinic or email Rachael if out of office hours. 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.