Frequently Asked Questions
For initial consultation allow 1hr (plus 15 mins to fill out the intake forms). Follow-up visits range between 30–45 mins depending on what you need.
Initial consultation - $95 (with an Associate). If concession (i.e.: children, unemployed, pensioner, students)- $85.50. If that’s too expensive for you, you can access our express acupuncture facility which is $40 ($30 concession) per session. It is recommended that you have a 30 minute consultation in a private room first though for $60. This ensures receive high quality care that works.
We also offer a budget-friendly 15 minute Health Assessment consultation. In which we assess your health, answer any questions you may have and give you advice on your health care options.
Acupuncture has a long history of use for many conditions. Although we only like to list the conditions that Chinese acupuncture research has current high quality evidence for. These conditions are: (click here for links to quality research for each of the below conditions)
- Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Tension-type headaches
- Postoperative pain¹
- Low Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- TMJ Pain
There is currently insufficient evidence for advertising treatment of many other diseases, however Chinese medicine has an established role helping manage the symptoms of specific conditions or supporting the effectiveness of treatment, often as part of a multidisciplinary approach.
Not usually, no. An experienced Acupuncturist can give you an painless treatment. Some areas of the body and more sensitive than others, especially if injured, but these areas can be avoided. If there is a sensation felt, it's usually very mild and quick to go away. People are often surprised how relaxing Acupuncture is, and usually fall asleep! At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we provide needle-free treatment using a low-level medical laser & finger pressure. These are painless.
First course of treatment is usually between 4 to 6 sessions. But this can vary depending on the individual cases. The practitioner will advise you on this after a diagnosis of the problem has been made. For example, if Acupuncture is going to help a sore neck, back or knee.. you'll know within 4 sessions. If Acupuncture is going to help your long term anxiety, digestion or hormonal issues, you'll know within 6 sessions. That is, if the sessions are as close together as the Acupuncturist advises. This is not the amount of sessions needed to alleviate or manage the problem effectively. But you'll know if it's providing significant relief in these time frames.
Our practitioners have a combined clinical experienced of over 50 years, incorporating training from China, western medicine, drug rehabilitation & emotional conditions.
No. However the herbs that we prescribed come in granules, powders, and pill form. You don’t have to cook them; you can just take it with water. It is just as effective, but it is a lot easier to take, & the dosage are easy to calculate, and better quality controlled.
All needles come in pre-sterilized package, are used once, and then disposed of. We do not recycle our needles.
Yes. We offer Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Remedial Massage.
Also Oriental Therapies such as:
- Moxibustion (using heat to stimulate an acupoint)
- Cupping (suction cups place on certain areas of the body to stimulate the blood flow)
- TENS (a machine that is attached to gel pads & place on certain parts of the body to stimulate blood flow, remove pain, and detoxify).
This varies, usually from knees down and elbows down. Not necessarily where the site of the problem is.
This depends on the practitioner’s assessment of your condition and what you are comfortable with.