Q. Does Acupuncture hurt?

A. No. People are consistently surprised that acupuncture is usually painless when done by an experienced, gentle practitioner. If there is a sensation felt, it may be like a mosquito bite. Usually people find the treatment very relaxing, and most people fall asleep during the session. We also provide needle-free treatment using a low-level medical laser & finger pressure. These are also painless.

Q. What if that is too expensive for me?

A.

  • We charge by the time spent, so the time spent can be minimised as much as possible at the discretion of the practitioner.
  • Are you concession eligible?
  • Do you have private health extras cover? We have HICAPS so only the gap is payable.
  • Chinese herbs are very inexpensive so may be a good option; the practitioner will let you know if so.
  • Have a 15 minute Health Assessment Consultation with Dr. Elaine Hickman. She will answer your questions, briefly assess your health and give advice on your health care options.
Update 6/8/20 Stage 4 lockdown Melbourne Metro- We remain open & here for you, however..
Chinese medicine is considered an essential service as a registered profession and we are able to remain open. However, we are now ONLY permitted to provide face to face care “if the absence of, or delay of this care, would result in a significant deterioration in the patient's functional independence necessitating escalation of care.”
ie.- To avoid a requirement for specialist input/review
- To avoid an increase in care needs and/or alternate accommodation
- To avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation
If you feel you meet this criteria & would like to book a F2F appointment please contact us via reception@freedomchinesemedicine.com. 
We are otherwise available for Telehealth consults in which we can assess, connect, prescribe herbs/ acupressure, post herbs/ supplements etc
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