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Acupuncture

While acupuncture is amazing at treating any type of pain condition, in the hands of a trained practitioner like Dr. Marrietta Lam, it has many broader applications. 

Why Use Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that can help to decrease pain and restore function. 

Science is only beginning to grasp the powerful medicine that is Acupuncture and understand the mechanisms behind it.  An initial consultation with Dr. Lam is required to find out if you are a candidate for Acupuncture.  If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first treatment that same day.

What to Expect
With Acupuncture
Getting Started

If this is your first experience with acupuncture, please let us know. Ask any questions and share your concerns.  We're here to support you at every step in your treatment journey.  

The First Visit

Your initial consultation will take about an hour and a half.  We'll spend the first part getting to know you and your needs and concerns. Then develop your personalised plan - possibly including needling, Chinese herbs, and other modalities like cupping and light therapy to address your overall wellness goals.  

When you're ready, we'll insert tiny acupuncture needles in prescribed areas, then you have a rest for up to an hour. 

Before your Appointment

Come to your appointment in loose fitting clothes that allow access to your arms and legs.  If you are sensitive to noise or light, feel free to bring earplugs, headphones and your own music, and an eye mask.

The Process

Because everyone is different, the number of sessions required for resolution varies widely.  For acute conditions, a few treatments usually provide complete healing.  Chronic and more complex problems may need one to two treatments per week initially, followed by follow-ups in the coming months, and maintenance though-out the year. 

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Acupuncture brings positive changes
Conditions We Treat With Acupuncture
Pain
Respiratory
Disorders
Neurological And Muscular Disorders
Women's Health

-  Low Back Pain

-  Sciatica

-  Neck Pain

-  Shoulder Pain

-  Knee Pain

-  Arthritis

-  Tennis Elbow

-  Plantar Fasciitis

-  And More

-  Sinusitis

-  Sore Throat 

-  Asthma

-  Recurrent Chest Infections

-  Tonsillitis 

-  And More

-  Headaches

-  Neck Pain

-  Frozen Shoulder

-  Various forms of Tendinitis

-  Low Back Pain

-  Osteoarthritis

-  And More

-  Endometriosis

-  Menopause

-  Pre-menstrual Pain (PMS)

-  Postpartum Recovery

-  Morning Sickness

-  Infertility

-  Amenorrhea (absent cycle)

-  Dysmenorrhea (period pain)

Am I A Candidate For Acupuncture?

The medical literature shows acupuncture's effect on nearly every biophysical system in the the body.  I've seen patients suffering from a wide variety of problems respond to acupuncture treatments when nothing else has worked

So, for most people, yes, acupuncture is something you should explore. 

How Many Acupuncture Treatment Will I need?

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person.  For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended.  For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, and for health maintenance, we recommend mostly tune-ups. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No.  In fact, most people end up taking a nap during their treatment and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. 

Is Acupuncture covered by Insurance?

Absolutely! Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have maintained their private health fund status. We at Acupuncture and Wellness clinic would recommend you speak to your current health fund provider to ensure you current policy covers all your requirements. They will ensure you have selected specific extras cover option that includes Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 

Common Questions About Acupuncture

The information contained on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or intervene in any medical condition. The circumstances of each patient are different. Outcomes are never guaranteed. Individual results may vary.