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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles at certain points located along the body’s meridians to clear blockages of energy and encourage a better flow of “Qi” or life energy through the body.

Q. What is your fee?
Our Acupuncture treatment fee is $100(60min). For new clients there will be a one-off initial consultation fee so first visit treatment will be $130. For Cupping it’s $45(30min)
Q. Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Depending on your level of cover, you may be eligible to claim on your treatment with us. We have HICAPS available at our clinic so we can make a claim from your health fund on the spot for you.
Q. How long will the appointment take?

Acupuncture treatment will take around 1 hour. For the first visit please arrive 5 min earlier to fill a form.

Q. What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring any relevant reports, scans and blood test results.
Q. Do I need a doctor’s referral?
There is no need for a reference from your doctor; however, if you bring their contact information, we can contact them in the future.
Q. Are acupuncture needles safe and clean?
Yes. Acupuncture is highly safe when conducted by a competent, qualified acupuncturist. To reduce the danger of contamination, all needles used are sterilised and disposed of immediately after each treatment.
Q. Is there any aftercare involved in Acupuncture?
We recommend you drink extra water following an Acupuncture session and avoid strenuous activity for 24-48 hours after your appointment.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required is determined by your general health, your body’s reaction to therapy, and the nature and length of your sickness or injury. We can usually tell you how many more treatments you will need after 2 to 3 appointments.
Q. Does acupuncture hurt?

Because the needles we use are so tiny, you may only feel a mild sensation when they are implanted but it’s more likely you’ll feel nothing at all. You may experience heaviness, warmth, or tingling at and around the needle site. This indicates that the needle has entered the meridian. You should not feel any pain at all.

Q. Is it safe to have acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes, in fact, acupuncture has proven to be extremely beneficial during pregnancy. When used during the first trimester, acupuncture is used to help the body cope with changes, and aims to alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and heartburn.

In the final trimester, acupuncture is often used to help relieve lower back pain and aid in turning the baby in the instance of breech by relaxing the uterus and stimulating the baby’s movement.

Q. Is it safe to use Chinese herbal medicine during pregnancy?
Yes, if prescribed by a herbalist who is aware that you are pregnant, Chinese herbs are safe to ingest. We can alter your prescription whether you are trying to conceive or are pregnant.

David Lee Acupuncture Sydney

If you’re looking for Chinese acupuncture in Sydney or other Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, contact David Lee Acupuncture today.