Are there any side effects?
Acupuncture is considered to be a very safe and side effect are rare. All needles used are sterile and are unwrapped prior to treatment and disposed of immediately after treatment. Sometimes a patient may experience bruising at the insertion site. You can expect to feel quite energised after the treatment, particularly on the following day and as the points that are used are tailored to the patient you can expect to get an overall benefit in your general health and well being.
How much does it cost?
The cost for an initial treatment is $95 and $85 for subsequent treatments.
Can I claim it on my health fund?
If you are covered for extras with your health fund and as your acupuncturist is a registered provider then you will be able to claim a health fund rebate. Rebates vary between health funds and levels of cover. You can check with your health fund in regards to how much money you can expect to get back.
At Maitland Wellness Centre our acupuncturists; Bjorn Mella, Meshelle Bell, Michelle Brodie and Patricio Navia are all registered with AACMA and with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, the government run register of Acupuncturists.