What is an Acupuncturist?

Acupuncturists, or Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are university trained or equivalent and registered allied health professionals with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Eat a small meal before arriving – acupuncture is best received when the body is not hungry!  If you have a morning appointment, eat breakfast before your appointment.

 

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the individual and what you are working on. After a thorough assessment we will discuss your treatment plan and suggested number of sessions.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to roll up to your knees and elbows. Many treatments can then be done with simply removing your shoes.  If I need to treat your spine or shoulders you will be covered by towels at all times to ensure your comfort.

What are the fees?

Initial acupuncture consult and treatment (75 minutes) $140

Follow up acupuncture (50 minutes) $90

I will provide a receipt of services for health fund rebates.

Can I have cupping, moxibustion and herbs too?

Acupuncture treatment sessions may include cupping and moxibustion, at no additional cost, if required for your condition.

Chinese herbal medicine may be discussed and prescribed if considered necessary to support your treatment.

Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the duration and severity of your symptoms, your past medical history, and other factors.  I will give you an indication of likely duration after our first appointment and we will re-evaluate this over the first weeks as we see how you respond to treatment.

Initial acupuncture consult and treatment (75 minutes) $140

Follow up acupuncture (50 minutes) $90

Health fund rebates are available.

Call me on 0432 014 131 or email keryn@kerynhawker.com.   Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment.  Changes made within 24 hours of your appointment are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.