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(02) 4323 9100 or book online.

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture covered by my health fund?

Any good health fund will cover TCM/Acupuncture if you have 'extras' cover. The amount that the health fund will pay, per consultation, and the overall limit that the fund will pay in a year, is individual to your health fund. The fund often pays part of the consultation, through a system called 'HICAPS'. Using HICAPS [...]

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage, exercise and breathing therapy (such as qigong), and diet and lifestyle advice. In Australia, the most popular forms of TCM health care are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine has an uninterrupted history of development in China and other [...]

What is Chinese herbal medicine?

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine uses over 450 substances that come from plant, animal and mineral sources.  You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden.  These substances have been used in ancient times to establish [...]

Is it possible to combine Chinese herbal treatments with pharmaceuticals and other conventional medicines?

Yes, Chinese herbs can be taken along with western herbs, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and pharmaceutical drugs as long as they are checked by your practitioner. From the initial intake, we will create a custom formula and may advise you to take the herbs at a separate time than your other medicines.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of needle therapy, which involves inserting fine, sterile needles into different points in the body in order to treat disease or relieve pain. The needles are believed to restore normal functions in the body. When the acupuncture needles are inserted they send signals to the brain that promote healing by activating [...]