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Acupuncture Tools

Restoration and balancing vital energy to harmonise your body's opposing forces

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture + 
Cupping

Balancing Wellness

Book a 1:1 Session with Fraser
 

Acupuncture

60 minutes Initial Session

 

Includes pre-intake questionnaire, consultation + treatment.  Also includes cupping, herbal medicine consultation and/or Chinese medicine nutrition advice for suitable cases. Cost of herbs is additional to the consultation fee.

 $140

Acupuncture

60 minutes Follow up Session

 

Includes follow-up consultation + treatment.

$98

Chinese Herbal Medicine

30 minutes Initial Consultation

 

Includes pre-intake questionnaire, 30min consultation + herbal prescription.  Cost of herbs is additional.

$90

Chinese Herbal Medicine

30 minutes Follow Up

Includes follow up consultation + herbal prescription.  Cost of herbs is additional.

$75

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Herbal Prescription Fees

 

42g - $50

84g - $70

126g - $90

168g - $115


Health fund rebates apply for consultation + treatments (excludes Chinese herbal prescriptions). Patient to check if they are covered for acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine consultation.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of oriental medicine which originated in China at least 2000 years ago. It involves the use of fine sterile and single-use needles which are gently inserted into specific locations on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. The basis of acupuncture is to restore homeostasis or balance in the body by stimulating the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”) and blood through the acupuncture channels.

 

Each acupuncture point is carefully selected based on the Chinese medicine diagnosis and your individual symptoms. A typical acupuncture session can last 30-45mins, ensuring that you remain comfortable and relaxed for the duration of your treatment.

 

Upon insertion of the needles, patients may report feelings of warmth, buzzing, referral into other areas of the body or a momentary dull-heavy sensation. However, many patients will report they do not feel anything other than a deep sense of relaxation and stillness.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

Chinese herbal medicine is the use of herbal formulas which are typically taken internally or sometimes applied to the skin in order to address various health concerns. Similar to acupuncture, Chinese herbs are prescribed after careful assessment of your individual symptoms in combination with your pulse, tongue and/or abdominal diagnosis.

 

A typical Chinese herbal formula often contains between 3-15 herbs which work synergistically together. The core emphasis of Chinese herbal formulas is to restore the body’s “normal” physiology and correct imbalances between the internal organs and Yin Yang axis, according to Chinese medicine principles.

 

Although traditionally Chinese herbs were boiled in hot water for 1 hour, Fraser only  prescribes granulated herbs. These are very easy to prepare by simply dissolving the herbs into hot water and consuming as a tea. Typically patients consume their herbal formulation twice daily.

 

All Chinese herbs used in the clinic are routinely tested for quality and safety, which includes testing for heavy metal, pesticides, herbicides, yeasts, moulds or other microbial contaminants.

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Cupping Treatment

Cupping 

Cupping therapy is the use of sterile glass cups which are applied to the body through a suctioning effect. Cupping is commonly used to assist in muscle recovery or alleviate symptoms of chronic pain and stiffness. Cupping is often incorporated into an acupuncture treatment to address larger areas of the body such as the shoulders, arms, back or legs.

 

According to Chinese medicine principles, cupping works by pulling blood into the applied area through its suctioning effect. The focus is to increase the local blood and qi circulation into the muscles and tissues and move stagnant blood, which is seen as one of the factors involved in acute or chronic pain. Aside from its use in musculoskeletal conditions, cupping is also commonly used to help ease symptoms of the cold and flu.

 

Some patients may feel concerned about the common and well-observed cupping marks which looks similar to a bruise. If this effect is seen after treatment, the marks usually completely resolve within 7-10 days and are not tender or painful to touch.

Yangshen – Chinese medicine dietary & Lifestyle advice

 

In Chinese medicine, there is a term called “Yangshen” which loosely translates to “nourishing life” and refers to the concept of preserving and cultivating one’s life force. The aim of yangshen is to maintain balance in the mind and body through various practices such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, meditation practice and living in harmony with nature.

 

During a Chinese medicine consultation, your practitioner will enquire into several areas relating to your diet and lifestyle. After careful consideration of your individual health needs, your practitioner will give you lifestyle suggestions which you can begin to incorporate. 

 

Such suggestions include dietary considerations based on individual body constitution, healthy eating habits, various exercises, Taichi or Qigong, yoga, good sleep hygiene, stress reduction techniques, meditation and mindfulness

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Contact Fraser: 0422 303 241

www.ancientwatersacupuncture.com.au

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