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Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is not painful since the needles are very thin and delicate. Having had over 30 years of experience, Dr Miranda has mastered the skill of needle insertion with minimal discomfort. Following treatment, patients will feel re-energised and relaxed. 

How long will it take and when can I get back to work? 

Each session usually take around 30-45 minutes. After the session, patients can immediately return to work or their normal routine. Treatments will also have no effect on your ability to drive. 

Is Chinese Medicine covered by Medicare?

While Chinese Medicine is currently not covered by Medicare, patients can claim rebate from their private health insurers.

How can traditional Chinese medicine help treat infertility?

Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with infertility and IVF treatments. By combining the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine, using acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help improve the function of ovaries and naturally regulate your own hormone lever to increase the chance for conception. To read more, visit our Gynaecological treatments page.

Why should I use traditional Chinese medicine to support IVF treatment?

Approximately three months prior to the IVF procedure, it is recommended that the patient receive acupuncture and herbal treatment to help regulate the body’s functions. This will help make IVF treatment more successful. During the IVF stage, when western and Chinese medicine are used in conjunction, the results are greatly improved. Some research has shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. Combined with Chinese herbal medicine, this increase can be further doubled. To read more, visit our Gynaecological treatments page.

Do Chinese herbs have to be self-brewed? 

Not anymore! Ancient Chinese herbs previously required self-brewing. However, modern day advancements mean that most herbs are now in capsule or tablet form. Other loose herbs are now pre-cooked powder extracts which simply need hot water added. The use of herbs has become easy and hassle-free.

Payment options?

Payment is due on the day of the appointment. HICAPS is available at the clinic. Payment can be accepted in cash, EFTPOS or by credit card.