What can you treat with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can treat a range of conditions, from pain management, acute sports injury to chronic health conditions such as neurological conditions, digestive conditions , gynaecological conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, insomnia; irregular period, amenorrhea, period pain, premenstrual symptoms, infertility, post-natal care etc.
Amy's interest and specialty is in fertility, women's health, disgestive conditions and sports injuries.
Feel free to contact Amy if you have any health concerns you wish to discuss and consult about.
What would I expect during the treatment?
During the treatment you would be expecting to feel needle sensations as very fine needles are inserted into acupressure (energy) points along the meridians (energy pathway or channels) of the body. The needles sensation can vary for each individual, it may be a dull ache, heavy throbbing sensation or a tingling sensation. Different points can feel different.
Make sure you have had something to eat at least 20-30min before the treatment and is not too hungry, too tired to prevent needle fainting. If you experience nausea, sweating and chills during the treatment you should tell your practitioner immediately.
What would I expect after the treatment?
After the treatment, you may expect a gradual improvement. Some people may also feel aggravation of the symptoms before an improvement. When the needles are withdrawn, there may be minor bleeding which may leave a bruise. Let Amy know if you are only blood thinners.
How frequent should my treatment be?
This depends on each person and each condition. The treatment can be as frequent as 2-3 times a week on alternative days or everyday depending on your condition.
What other payment option do you have?
Amy is a registered ACC provider, you are able to get an acupuncture treatment under ACC with a surcharge if you already have a claim from your GP or physiotherapist. ACC treatments are available if it is within the one year of your injury date.
Southern Cross Easybody Claim also reimburses for your treatment costs if you have insurance with them.
Another alternative payment is Genopay, which allows payment over ten weeks. All you need to do is to sign up and get an approval online before you pay.