Please see below some of our customers most frequently asked questions.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is meant to be as painless as possible. Patients note either a dull sensation or slight pinch when the superfine needles used in acupuncture are inserted into points on the body. Once the needle is past the pain receptors under the skin, no pain should be felt.

After Acupuncture, are there any unpleasant side effects?

Patients may feel a bit tired or light-headed for a few moments to a few hours after a treatment as the body re-balances. This usually only happens for the first couple of treatments as your body becomes familiar with the treatment. Occasionally there may also be some residual bruising or aching of some points.

How many sessions do I need?

The number of treatments you will require depends on the type of illness involved, duration of illness, age and individual healing ability. A noticeable improvement is generally seen within three to four treatments; however, some conditions may require a longer treatment course. 

Is the practitioner qualified?

Yes. Australian acupuncturists have very strict guidelines. In order to practice acupuncture, you must be qualified with a minimum 4-year degree and be registered with AHPRA and a national professional association. Every year we are required to do additional learning to maintain registration. All needles are single-use to prevent cross-infection and we adhere to strict OH&S guidelines. When performed by a trained professional, acupuncture is extremely safe, and there is an extremely low chance of side effects.

Can I eat before a treatment?

​We would encourage you to have something to eat beforehand providing it’s not a large meal which could in itself cause you some discomfort. 

How long does a treatment take?

Generally we recommend that you allow up to one and one-half hours per treatment — more for your first visit. This allows enough time for 10-15 minutes of intake and preparation, time for needles, plus time to undress, dress, pick up your herbs and check out.