We’re so pleased you’re considering coming to see us. The type of first appointment you have will depend on whether you need immediate pain relief or whether you’d like to delve straight away into finding out what’s going on in your body.
Please note that you can make your first appointment immediately by booking online. If you have questions or would prefer to book in over the phone, please call us on 9876 8786 or use our contact form and we’ll call you.
Do you want immediate pain relief?
For immediate pain relief, we usually recommend an Initial Acupuncture Treatment and Assessment. This a one-off introductory appointment so that our practitioner, Scott Hankinson, has time to accurately understand your condition before he begins your acupuncture treatment.
Since he is also a naturopath, Scott will give you some basic naturopathic advice during your assessment and may recommend some nutritional or herbal medicines to speed up your body’s healing process. To book your first Acupuncture treatment online, please click here.
If acupuncture needles are not your cup of tea, we can use laser acupuncture instead. However, many people who are afraid of acupuncture needles find their worries are unfounded once they have a treatment. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine – thinner than a human hair – and many people don’t even feel them go in. Occasionally you may feel a slight twinge which may be momentarily a little painful, but it is very different to ‘being stuck’ with a hypodermic needle or pin. If you book your acupuncture appointment online, please contact us to let us know you would prefer laser acupuncture.
We also offer an excellent pain relief technique called Biomesotherapy. Biomesotherapy is used by many top sports teams in Europe and is used extensively in Germany by medical doctors. It involves the injection of saline solution into specific points in combination with homeopathic remedies. In rare instances where acupuncture does not relieve pain, Biomesotherapy can often be of assistance. To book your first Biomesotherapy treatment online, click here.
For situations where there is a misalignment of your spine or joints, we offer Spinal and Joint Alignment (based on Dorn Therapy), which is a gentle but effective technique that can provide enormous relief. Please note this technique aligns through muscle manipulation and movement and does not involve chiropractic adjustments. To book your first Spinal and Joint Alignment online, please click here.
The Full Shebang?
You can of course come for an Acupuncture or Biomesotherapy Treatment combined with a full Initial Comprehensive Consultation (instead of a basic Assessment) if you would like to.
Click here to book an Initial Acupuncture plus Comprehensive Consultation.
Click here to book an Initial Biomesotherapy plus Comprehensive Naturopathic Consultation.
Do you want to find out what’s occurring inside your body and how to correct it?
If this applies to you we recommend coming for a either a Comprehensive or Standard Initial Naturopathic Consultation.
Both consultations have in-depth time with our naturopath, where he assesses your health history, discusses your situation and uses Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic techniques.
However, we always recommend the Comprehensive consultation (50 mins) as this also includes non-invasive clinical testing, giving our naturopath a much deeper insight into your particular health situation.
This longer appointment can assist our naturopath with identifying the body systems that are dysfunctional and are a priority for treatment, and assesses whether factors such as bacteria, chemical disturbances, heavy metals, fungi, hormonal imbalances and parasites may be impacting your health. To book an Initial Naturopathic COMPREHENSIVE Consultation, click here.
Our Standard Naturopathic Consultation is 30 minutes and does not include the testing. To book an Initial Standard Naturopathic Consultation, click here.
Do you want ongoing support to achieve your health goals?
We offer 6 and 12 month health programs which are very comprehensive and excellent value. All programs have two stages.
In the first stage, we conduct extensive testing to get an extremely detailed and complete understanding of your health status.
In the second stage, you see our practitioner for monthly consultations, supported by ongoing testing to ensure we stay on track with your body as it changes.
Our programs are all inclusive – consultations, treatments and natural medicines, there is nothing more to pay.
Our practitioner will discuss health programs with you during your second or third consultation if he feels long term support would be helpful for you. Or, if you think this is something that you would like to do, please let us know and we can fast track the discussion.
Health Fund Claiming
Acupuncture treatments and assessments are claimable on your private health fund if you have extras cover. Most health funds claims can be completed on the spot at the clinic.
Naturopathic consultations, Biomesotherapy treatments, Spinal and Joint Alignment, inhouse tests and scans are not claimable on private health funds.
3 hour parking is available directly outside the clinic. There are usually plenty of parking spots available.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS and cash. Please note we do not accept cheques.
Please note that natural medicines are an additional cost to your consultation or treatment. They are prescribed on an individual basis so we cannot advise of the cost prior to your appointment. If you are on a budget please inform the practitioner, as he will then make sure he prescribes only what he considers to be the core products necessary to improve your health.
Access for People With a Disability
Our clinic is on the ground floor with parking directly outside the clinic. While there is no specific disabled parking, there are normally plenty of spots available.
The entry door and the door to our clinic are quite heavy. Please advise us beforehand if you think you may need assistance. Upon arrival, please use the outside buzzer (press 8 and then the bell icon) and a staff member will come and open the doors for you.
Disabled toilets are available for use in the foyer/passageway.
Consulting rooms are accessible with wheelchairs and we have a private acupuncture room available for people with a disability.
When You Arrive:
Relax and enjoy our peaceful clinic! You’ll get more from your appointment if you’re feeling relaxed, so if you’ve been rushing around take some deep breaths and use any waiting time to rest. Feel free to help yourself to some clean, filtered water, a cup of tea or a magnesium drink.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you to find excellent health!