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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Consultations

We offer an initial consultation to identify and diagnose any complaints and create a treatment plan. These consultations may involve acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments, as required.

Initial Consultation: 1 – 1.5 hours

  • Tongue evaluation
  • Pulse diagnostics
  • Acupuncture treatment
  • Tui na / Chinese massage as appropriate
  • Herbal recommendations as appropriate
  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed
  • Dietary & lifestyle advice as needed
  • Plan for course of treatment
  • Educational materials

Follow-Up Consultations: 1 hour

  • Tongue evaluation
  • Pulse diagnostics
  • Acupuncture treatment
  • Tui na / Chinese massage as appropriate
  • Herbal recommendations as appropriate
  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed
  • Dietary & lifestyle advice as needed

FAQs

What can I expect at my first appointment?

During your first appointment at Acupuncture Geelong, Dr Tring will first get some general health and other relevant information about you. He’ll speak with you about the particular concerns that have brought you to traditional Chinese medicine and answer any questions you might have.

Using a few diagnostic tools, Dr Tring will then undertake a general health assessment to determine the appropriate treatment. The rest of the appointment will involve providing treatment, which may involve acupuncture, cupping and/or massage.

Dr Tring may also provide some general health and nutrition information, including recommendations for Chinese herbal medicine. He will also speak to you about follow up treatment, if required.

How many sessions will I need?

Every one of our clients is different and we ensure that every treatment is tailored to the concerns, goals and outcomes of the individual.

After your initial consultation, Dr Tring will create a personalised treatment plan for you.

Is acupuncture covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

Acupuncture, along with other complementary medicines, are generally not covered by Medicare. 
Your private health insurance may offer a rebate for acupuncture and other Chinese medicine treatments under your extras policy. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider for information on your coverage and inclusions.

What should I wear to my acupuncture treatment session?

We recommended wearing loose clothing on the upper and lower parts of your body.

Acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine may include inserting needles, placing cups or massaging the neck, shoulders, back or legs. This is only ever done with your permission and with utmost concern for your comfort.

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?

Acupuncture is done using very fine needles. Most people report feeling only a very slight sensation when the needle is inserted. Once the needle is in place, you may feel a sense of warmth, tingling, pressure or slight discomfort.

Chinese medicine is generally considered to be safe, but occasionally (as with all heath treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.

Get in touch to book an appointment

We offer an initial consultation to identify and diagnose any complaints and create a treatment plan.