• Are there any side-effects?

    When acupuncture is provided by a properly qualified practitioner there should be very few side effects. The only side effects are possible bruising where the needle was inserted or some spot bleeding. There could also be some dizziness or fainting if you are over hungry or needle phobic.

  • Do you offer health fund rebates?

    Under the regulation of AHPRA, clients can be assured of the efficacy and standard of their care. Rebates are available with all major Health Funds but speak to your health fund to confirm your level of cover.

  • Do I need to rest after a session?

    Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a session. You may feel a little tired or sleepy and should take this into account if you are planning to drive long distance or operate heavy machinery. You should refrain from vigorous exercise after a session and, ideally, give yourself some time to rest. It is also advisable not to drink alcohol for several hours after a session.

  • How long is a session of acupuncture?

    Depending on the condition, acupuncture sessions will range from 20mins to 40mins.

  • Is acupuncture safe?

    Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by an experienced practitioner using sterile needles. Here at Natural Hair Health Acupuncture, we used pre-sterilised, single-use disposable acupuncture needles according to Australian standards. However, improperly performed acupuncture can cause potentially adverse reactions in individual cases.

  • Does acupuncture hurt?

    Acupuncture rarely ‘hurts’. The most that people experience is a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle or a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Fear of pain from acupuncture is one of the most common reasons why people forgo acupuncture or if they have a phobia to needles. Often, to the astonishment of those who experience acupuncture, it doesn’t hurt and feels very calming and relaxing.