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  • Is Acupuncture safe?
    Acupuncture has been repeatedly shown to be an extremely safe therapy when performed by registered acupuncture professionals. As with any other form of treatment, there are a few adverse effects that can occur – however, in order to minimize any risk, your acupuncturist is fully qualified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).
  • Does Acupuncture hurt?
    Not at all. Most people find acupuncture treatments incredibly relaxing and many of our patients fall asleep during the treatment. We see a lot of needle-phobic patients and to date every single one of them has been surprised at how gentle, relaxing, and calming the treatment is. Gentle sensations during the treatment are not uncommon and totally normal. We try our best to make sure you’re 100% comfortable during the entire course of your treatment.
  • How long are needles left for?
    On an average treatment, the needles will only be left in for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • What do I need to know about my Acupuncture treatments?
    In the clinic, your Acupuncturist provides acupuncture and several other traditional therapies associated with Chinese medicine for health, wellness, and relaxation.
  • What is a Womb & Women's Health Massage?
    Womb & Women's Health Massage is for women of all ages created using a beautiful blend of modalities seamlessly brought together to offer a sublime experience. The modality includes massage over the sacrum, womb, ovaries, and abdomen, womb blessing, wrapping with rebozos and more. Some are called to receive this kind of holistic care to assist in digestive health, to feel honored and blessed as a woman, for general womb health and others have specific issues to address such as painful periods or maybe to nourish and enhance a fertility journey. This modality is for the body, mind, and soul. As well as assisting womb health and function the treatment is very stabilizing for the nervous system, through safe and nurturing touch, Womb Blessing, wrapping with prayers in Rebozos, and balancing Vagus nerve tone via abdominal massage. For the Womb, being massaged in this specific and caring way can help her shimmy into her most optimal position in the pelvic bowl, increasing vitality and function. There are many physical and emotional benefits of receiving this luscious modality. Each session is adapted to your health needs which will be discussed during your initial consultation. A treatment plan will be advised by your practitioner.
  • When should I have a Womb Massage for fertility?
    If you are trying to conceive naturally…. the ideal time to have a fertility massage is the end of menses to ovulation. This is commonly from day 7 to day 14 of your cycle. If you are undergoing fertility assistance... with IUI the ideal time for fertility massage is from menses to ovulation & insemination. With IVF then the ideal time for fertility massage is from suppression of your cycle to embryo transfer is recommended, as long as no tenderness is felt.
  • What if I am not wanting Fertility massage?
    This unique therapy seeks to re-awaken a woman to all aspects of herself and bring a re-connection to her body, particularly her womb space. The more common complaints addressed by this technique include: REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS: Painful or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation Bladder or yeast infections Miscarriages or difficult pregnancies Pre-menopause or menopause symptoms Fertility problems PMS/Depression prior to menstruation Ovarian and breast cysts Abnormal uterine bleeding Fibroids Migraines EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS: Sexual trauma Miscarriages/stillbirths Stress Held in emotions Childhood traumas Maternal problems DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS: Constipation Diarrhea IBS Bloating Stomach cramps
  • Who offers Womb & Women's Health Massage at Womb to World?
    Dr. Angela Marshall (BHSc) Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner, Fertility & Womb massage therapist, Hypno-birthing instructor ​ Dr. Shuen Kramer (BHSc) Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner, Fertility & Womb massage therapist Dr. Zarah Adaniel Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner, Fertility & Womb massage therapist Dr. Teresa Huynh Acupuncturist, Eastern Herbalist & Chinese medicine practitioner, Fertility & Womb massage therapist
  • What is Reiki?
    Reiki is a form of energy healing centred around “life force energy”. When the flow of this life force energy is disrupted or blocked it can lead to physical, emotional, or spiritual imbalances and manifest as illness or discomfort. By gently placing their hands on or near the recipient's body, practitioners facilitate the flow of energy, helping to remove blockages and restore balance. Learn more here.
  • What is the significance of herbal medicine?
    Herbal medicine is complimentary to acupuncture, and can provide therapeutic benefits on a more substance level, and can have a greater effect in managing conditions, as the therapy continues beyond the clinic room.
  • How are the herbal medicine formulated?
    Your herbal prescription is formulated specifically for your presenting pattern and condition, this is based on classical traditional eastern medicine formulas that have been proven to be effecting through thousands of years. So two patients with insomnia may have completely formulas, as we address the root pattern causing the conditions manifested clinically.
  • How often and how long do I need to take herbs for?
    Herbal formulas are usually prescribed twice a day, and minimum of 3-7days for acute conditions, or longer for more chronic conditions. Example, minimum 3 monthly periods to work on regulating menstruation or menstruation related issues.
  • How do I prepare my herbs?
    Traditionally dried raw herbs are decocted at home by patient themselves, but nowadays there are concentrated herbal granules that just need to be dissolved in water. We provide herbal granules to make it more convenient for the busy lives we live these days. So you just need to add warm water, mix and your herbs are ready to be consumed instantly.
  • What happens if I take prescribed western medication?
    Please continue to take your prescribed medication as directed by your GP, we will take into consideration your medication list, and advise that you take your herbal medicine 2-3hours apart to minimise any interactions. So please remember to bring your list of all your medications & supplements that you take.
  • Can children take herbal medicine?
    Yes! Herbal formula and dosages are tailored to suit the particular patient.
  • Do you have health fund facilities?
    Private Health Fund rebates are available – we request you claim directly with your health fund following the appointment.
  • What about parking?
    Our location has ample, onsite parking and free street parking nearby.
  • What is your Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy?
    We understand that there are times when you will need to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment, and we are pleased to accommodate your needs. However, due to the increasing demand for our services, it is our policy that all cancellations and/or rescheduled appointments take place 24 hours prior to the date of your originally scheduled appointment. If you are unable to fulfil these requirements or you miss a booked appointment, you will be charged full fee. By booking in and complying with our policy, you are acknowledging your commitment to improving your health and wellbeing, and showing respect to your healthcare provider for their time and effort.
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