Half-open, half-closed!

Door half open

I have been following closely all of the announcements, declarations, interpretations, and advice regarding my ability to remain open during Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne. The summary of the advice that has been received is that as an AHPRA health practitioner, I am permitted to remain open. However, this comes with certain restrictions as the …

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Coronavirus notice

Wash your hands for hygeine and infection control

At Dantian Health, I am following the Coronavirus situation carefully to stay up-to-date with the latest advice. There is at this stage no directives for me to close the clinic. In a recent communication from the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, our governmental registration board, they stated: “All registered health practitioners including almost 5,000 registered …

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How much does acupuncture cost in Australia?

Acupuncture Cost Australia

In late 2019, I conducted a voluntary survey of acupuncturists to answer the question of how much acupuncture costs in Australia. 205 responses were received, which is around 4% of registered practitioners with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Just under 75% of acupuncturists report the cost of ongoing consultations within the range of $70-100. …

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How to take Chinese herbs as granules – a quick guide

How to prepare Chinese granules

This article is to help guide you in how to take Chinese herbs when prescribed in granule form. Some of these tips are also applicable to Chinese raw herb formulations. At Dantian Health Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic in Melbourne I prescribed herbal formulas in granulated form. Granulated herbs are first decocted to extract their active …

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How to Choose a Good Acupuncturist: What You Need to Know

How to Choose an Acupuncturist

So you have decided that acupuncture is for you! Amazing! Now how to find a reputable acupuncturist? What are the essential criteria to consider in choosing from potential acupuncturists? Where do you look to find the best acupuncturist in Melbourne (or where ever you live)? Here are some considerations on how to choose an acupuncturist …

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How to Review an Acupuncturist

Acupuncture review

From time to time I am asked if someone can leave a review for me. I most certainly appreciate the gesture, and reviews helps me gain exposure to people looking to find the best acupuncturist for their healthcare. But as an AHPRA registered professional, there are certain guidelines that must be abided by. To this end, …

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