We are open for Acupuncture, Herbs & Online Consultations

FAQ’s

What is happening at Natural Wellness during Covid-19? Are you treating patients?

As registered allied health professionals we follow instructions from the government department of health.

During the Covid-19 situation we have made a few changes to how we do things at Natural Wellness.

We are now open for ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS & ONLINE CONSULTATIONS.

 

All our practitioners offer ONLINE CONSULTATIONS. This is an easy and cost effective way to get quality, individualised health advice, continue your treatment plan and to organise herbal medicine and supplements to suit your needs. Herbs and supplements can be picked up from the clinic in Albert Park during allocated times through the week or we can post them to you.

 

ACUPUNCTURE treatments are available with some of our practitioners a few days a week only.

Please check availability through our online bookings.

 

Our practitioners have up to date Covid-19 Government Infection Control Certificates and we adhere to strict hygiene measures throughout the clinic. This includes disinfection of surfaces between each client visit.  All clients are screened before entering the clinic and are asked to wash hands/use hand sanitiser upon arrival. We may also check your temperature. We have a lovely spacious clinic where physical distancing is easy to maintain and we have PPE (personal protective equipment) for use during acupuncture treatments.

 

If you feel concerned or unsure about how to continue your treatments, please contact us. We are still here to support you!

 

 

 

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like? Does it Hurt?

The needles used for acupuncture are very fine. Contrary to many people’s belief and fear acupuncture doesn’t feel anything like an injection or blood test. There may be a slight prick sensation when the needle is initially inserted, but most people don’t even feel this. In general acupuncture should not be painful or unpleasant. Sensations during an acupuncture treatment vary between individuals but are often described as either a dull, numb, buzzing, tingling or heavy feeling in the area(s) needled. The acupuncture needles are usually retained for 10-30 minutes depending on the treatment strategy. Once the needles are in place most people find acupuncture treatments very relaxing!

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

An initial HERBAL consultation takes 20-30 minutes and includes detailed history taking. Follow up HERBAL consultations take 15-30 minutes.

The indicated times given above include consultation, undressing & dressing (when required), treatment, and payment time.

What are your fees?

You can view the fees for all our services on our treatment fees page.

Are Chinese Medicine Practitioners Government Registered & What Qualifications Do They Have?

The practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is highly regulated in Australia. In Victoria government registration of Chinese medicine practitioners has been in place for many years and since 2012 the Chinese Medicine profession joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA also regulates other allied health practitioners such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, and midwives. This means all Acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia must be registered with AHPRA and The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). To do so they must meet the high levels of training, qualification standards and codes of conducts set by these regulatory agencies in order to safely offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments to the public.

 

All the practitioners at Natural Wellness Albert Park are government registered with CMBA and AHPRA. They all have health science degrees and/or similar high levels of qualifications and have undergone extensive training within acupuncture and Chinese medicine. They are all members of professional associations (such as AACMA), have appropriate levels of public liability and indemnity insurance, up to date first aid qualifications and are providers with all the major health insurance funds. 

For more details please refer to the individual practitioner profiles.

 

For more information on Chinese Medicine registration in Australia please visit these websites:

CMBA

AHPRA

What are the main complaints and conditions our clients seek help for?

Our clients seek help for a broad range of complaints and conditions.

Some of the most common complaints are:

 

  • Pain
  • Women’s Health / Period problems
  • Menopause
  • Digestion & Gut Health
  • Insomnia
  • Stress & Anxiety (and other mental health issues)
  • Fertility / Infertility
  • Skin Problems/Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Immunity

 

For a more comprehensive list please visit our conditions page.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know if and how one of our practitioners can help you with your specific complaint or condition.

 

Question not answered here?

Please get in touch. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.