During Christmas and new year, our clinic will be closed from Wedensday 25th December 2019 and will be re-opened on Monday 6th January 2010.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
DR Q(Susan) Li and DR W(Michael) Zhou have 25 years clinical experience. With rich experience of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practice,we proudly offer you not only affordable natural healing practice,but also preventative approach for all your general wellbeing.
The services we offer are Traditional Chinese Acupuncture , moxibustion,Acupressure,chinese massage, cupping, foot reflexology ,aromatherapy and remedial massage.
Both DR Q(Susan) Li and DR W(Michael) Zhou
1.Graduated in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine ) University of Changchun in China and gained Bachelor degree in Chinese herbals and Acupuncture.
2. Accredited ATMS(Australia Traditional Medicine Society ) and AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) in Australia.
3.Registered with CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia) under AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
2. Remedial Massage
3. Herbs (Formulas and decoction)
4. Acupressure (Tuina Massage)
5. Foot reflexology
7. TCM consultation
Conditions that acupuncture and herbs can help:
Asthma, chronic fatigue, headaches, migraine, cough,sciatica, skin issues, after stroke syndrome, sore throat, dizziness, stomachs, indigestion, allergies, facial palsy, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, muscle aches, joint pain, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, rheumatisms, fibromyalgia, pms, ibs,restless legs,dermatitis,eczema, infertility, morning sickness,malposition of fetus,men’s potency etc.
Summary on common questions asked from patients:
1. What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is claimed to be an ancient system of healing developed over thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of China. The aim of the treatment is to restore the balance of the universal energy Qi (pronounced chee) in the body, through the painless application of fine needles into strategic points on the body. Qi consists of Yin and Yang and these two opposite, but complementary, forces need to be in balance otherwise disease or illness occurs in the body.
Acupuncture needles are used in specific acupuncture points which give access to the meridians in the body through which the Qi flows so that adjustments can be made to balance the Yin and Yang thus restoring harmony and health.
2. What is the theory behind acupuncture treatment?
The principle behind illness is thought to be an imbalance or blockage of Qi (Ch'i, Chi pronounced: Chee), the natural energy of the universe which flows freely through a healthy body.
Qi, it is proposed, flows through 14 channels in the human body (although this figure is not used consistently), known as meridians, which branch to bodily organs and functions. Disease or illness is the result of a blockage or obstruction in one or more of these meridians.
Qi allegedly consists of opposing forces known as Yin and Yang. Yin and yang need to be in the right balance so that harmony is achieved. It is re-balancing the yin and yang in the body to achieve harmony that is the basis of healing.
The body's meridians are believed to be influenced by special points on the body: the acupuncture points. By stimulating the acupuncture points, which are thought to be 'holes' that give access to the meridians, the body's Qi can be adjusted, balanced, and harmonized.
3. What are the risks of acupuncture?
At Acupuncture Associates, the use of sterile, disposable needles ensures that there is no risk of disease transmission. The needles are very thin and are much smaller than the needles used in the familiar hypodermic injections. The most common complication of treatment is a small bruise or a drop of blood when the needle is removed.
Any medical technique involves some risk. Properly performed, acupuncture presents minimal hazard when compared to drug regimens or surgical techniques.
4. How should I prepare for treatment sessions?
The best general advice is to come in a calm state. Try to arrive ten or fifteen minutes before your appointment to allow yourself a chance to relax. Vigorous exercise or sexual activity in the hour before treatment is not recommended.
You should not have recently eaten a large meal, nor should you be fasting for more than 6 hours before your appointment. The use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs is also not recommended prior to or just following a treatment.
Comfortable, loose clothing should be worn, and, if possible, you should not wear any metallic jewelry, watches, or earrings. Makeup and nail polish should be minimized or eliminated. Please also avoid the use of perfumes, colognes or strongly scented cosmetics.
5. What happens during the treatment?
Depending on the areas to be treated, you may be positioned on your back, your stomach, your side, or sitting. Be certain that you can remain relaxed in this position, as you may not wish to move for the duration of the treatment, usually needles will be kept in points for 15 to 25 minutes.
It is best to practice a slow and relaxed abdominal breathing during treatment, and to avoid trying to do any mental work. Abdominal breathing means allowing your abdomen to expand as you inhale, and to contract as you exhale.
6. What sensations will I experience during treatment?
Usually, there is a pleasant state of calm, which develops during the treatment and may persist for some time. You may even fall nearly asleep during the session. Because the needles are so small and light; the sensation that occurs when the needles are placed is minimal. A sensation of heaviness, distended, soreness, or numbness is often felt around the area of effective acupuncture, that we call “Obtaining Oi”, Obtaining Qi is essential for good result, it may persist for up to an hour or so after treatment.
7. What should I do after treatment?
It is often helpful to sit quietly following a treatment, and relax. A gentle walk or very mild exercise can also be helpful. Large meals, vigorous exercise, alcohol or excessive aggravation should be avoided.
8. How many sessions do I need in order to start feeling the benefits?
That depends on the severity of the condition. For some people, the effect of acupuncture can be quite dramatic — they may feel the benefits after one session. For others, the response may be more gradual. In general, you should notice at least small changes in your condition within four to six treatments. If you are not seeing benefits, keep in mind that there is variability in the quality of acupuncturists. So before deciding whether acupuncture works for you, you could also consider trying a different practitioner.
9. what is the change after acupuncture treatment?
You may find that the pain or discomfort of the condition may be reduced by 20 or 30% or even completely eliminated. Frequently, the relief will persist, though in some situations the pain will return after a few hours or days to its former level. In certain conditions, a worsening of pain is to be expected before improvement is seen.
For some disorders, no effect is noticed immediately and the condition takes a few days or a series of treatments to respond. Be sure to tell us of the response to treatment at the next appointment so that necessary changes can be made to your treatment.
10. How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments necessary depends on the condition being treated. Recent injuries and conditions seen at an early stage will often improve immediately. Those conditions that have been present for longer periods may require more treatment, and serious derangements of structure or metabolism will require extensive therapy.
For many disorders, symptoms reflect underlying conditions that may have to be treated beyond the point at which symptoms have improved. If treatments are stopped too quickly after symptoms begin to respond, the condition may eventually return.
A course of treatments for recent problems in a healthy person may range from 2 to 5 sessions, In a person with many health problems and a chronic disease, as many as 7 to 15 sessions may be required before an initial response is seen.
11. How often do I get acupuncture treatment?
Again it depends on your health conditions currently. Most people will begin to see results from acupuncture in approximately 1--5 treatments. Treatments are generally administered3 times a week, twice per week per week for most conditions. Appointments get lesser as your health improves and subsequent appointments may range from once a week or once a month.
12. What other methods do you use?
Each acupuncture treatment may employ other Chinese Medicine techniques as they are deemed appropriate. These include acupressure, herbs, moxibustion, cupping, electro—acupuncture etc.Those techniques can be used separately also. For some person who has needle phobia, not suitable for acupuncture (blood disease or others), we choose none-needling methods alternatively.
13. How much are the acupuncture treatment and remedial massage?
Initial consultation & first session acupuncture fee is $85, subsequent acupuncture treatment is $65 per session, which may include therapeutic-magnetic apparatus(TDP) and Electronic-machines according to you need.
20 mins $35
30 mins $50
45 mins $70
60 mins $90
90 mins $130
120 mins $160
14. Do you have a health fund rebate?
Yes .We are accredited by 57 private health funds for acupuncture and remedial massage rebate. we also suggest you side to check with your health insurance if you have acupuncture and remedial massage cover,and all health fund rebate.
Above are the most popular questions, if you have other inquiries, kindly contact us (08) 81650399
Chinese Herbs Formulas name and Indications/symptoms.
1. An Sheng ning ye fang
Insomnia, light sleep with frequent waking, nervous tension that disrupts sleep.
2. Jie yu fang
Depression,mixed depression and anxiety,mood swings.
3. Jian nao yi zhi fang
Cognitive decline duo to ageing,mental fatigue duoto study or work.
4. Geng nian fang
Menopausal syndrome with weight gain and fluid retention.
5. Jia wei ba ji yin yang wan
Male infertility, male/female sexual hypo function.
6. Ba zhen tang
Severe fatigue,anxiety neurosis,irregular or delayed menstruation with scanty and pale flow,poorly healing skin lesions,debility post surgery.
7. Jian fei jiang zhi fang
Overweight,obesity,fliud retension,elevated serum triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
8. Du huo ji sheng tang----Chronic arthritic and rheumatic conditions, lumbago,sciatica.
9. Xue fu zhu yu tang----Headache,facial pain,chest pain,dark complexion.
10. Zhi bai ba wei wan----Tinnitus,urethritis,cystitis,hyperthyroidism,hypertension,fever of unknown origin.
11. Bu zhong yi qi tang
Fatigue, muscular weakness,poor muscle tone,spontaneous perspiration,poor appetite.
12. Fang tuo sheng fa jiao nang
13. Bu yang huan wu wan
Hemiplegia,facial paralysis,atrophy of the lower limbs,muscular wasting or atrophy.
14. Chai hu shu gan wan
15. Jin gui shen qi wan
Low back pain,intolerance of cold,cold hands/feet/lower abdomen,polyuria,nocturia,low libido.
16. Gan mai da zao wan
Depressed mood,anxiety disorder,uncontrollable emotions, insomnia, neurasthenia.
17. Gui pi wan
Fatigue,muscular weakness,poor appetite,palpitations,dream-disturbed sleep or insomnia,pale complexion.
18. Huai jiao di yu wan
19. Huang lian jie du wan
Fever,dry mouth and throat,general malaise.
20. Huo luo xiao ling dan
Acute pain syndromes(e.g. arthritis,rheumatism,traumatic injury,angina pectoris,endometriosis,dysmenorrhoea,neuralgia of various types)
All Chinese Herbs Formulas are dispensed by practitioner only.
Monday to Saturday:
9:00 am to 5 :30 pm
9:00 am to 7:00pm
Sunday & Public holiday closed
Health Funds Rebates
Gift Vouchers Available
Wish you and your loved ones have good health.
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine