FAQs 2018-04-11T00:30:45+00:00
Ginseng Clinic is a place where you, your story, your fears and your instincts are the most important words in the room. To ensure that initial diagnosis and treatment is not rushed, 60-75 minutes are allowed for the first appointment.

This is where the getting to know you process starts. Nothing intimidating, just some question and answer time regarding your current and past health issues, along with what you’d like to achieve from your experience with us.

We’ll give you honest answers, helping where we can, and suggesting complementary therapists or medical professionals when required.

If you’re just wanting some body-mechanics, then we can spend less time talking and more time working on your body.

You will receive acupuncture and perhaps some cupping, maybe even some Chinese herbs.  We use both pill and granule forms of Chinese herbs, all TGA ( Therapeutic Goods Administration )  approved.

Most people leave feeling very relaxed and appreciate the time out

Generally just bring yourself, and any relevant tests or results you may have.

Try to make sure that you’ve had a bite to eat within the past few hours. Don’t come in with a completely empty stomach.

Follow-up consultations can take from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the treatment.
There are a number of sensations associated with needling in acupuncture. Some patients may describe these as heavy, spreading, deep, tingling, warming. Pain is not an aspect of treatment we are looking for.
All therapies carry a degree of risk. So to say there is no risk is false. Acupuncture has shown to be safe when practiced in the hands of well educated practitioners.  Some small adverse effects may include a slight reddening of the skin or a small bruise where the needle was located.   All needles are single use only and disposable. We also undergo many hours of theoretical and clinical training as part of our initial study, so we are well educated in conditions where acupuncture may be contra-indicated. Absolutely. John and Laura work alongside your health practitioner. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident enough to share your health information.
John and Laura are registered with most private health funds. Acupuncture is currently offered by most of Australia’s health fund providers. Please check with your own provider for confirmation.
John is registered with the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.  Laura is registered for Acupuncture. The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is a requirement for registration and all registered practitioners must have this as a minimum qualification.

Importantly, John is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency in the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture categories. This means that he is qualified to prescribe and mix Chinese herbal medicine, as well as practise acupuncture.

Ginseng Clinic has EFTPOS facilities and HICAPS – just swipe your health fund membership card and you only pay the gap.
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