Answers to your questions
Does it hurt?
NO. Acupuncture, osteopathy and massage treatment are generally very pleasant satisfying experiences. Our ability to relax your body is an important part of the healing process.
Having said that, there are times when an acupuncture point will be sensitive. This sensation should be momentary. If it’s not, tell your practitioner and they will make adjustments.
After Osteopathy or Remedial Massage, there may be some aches if your body is very stiff. Your therapist will advise you on how to manage this short term discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
IT DEPENDS - on the condition and how long you have had it; on your general health; on your commitment. You can discuss this at your first appointment.
At Well Balanced Healthcare, we believe in preventative medicine, so we may recommend an ongoing Wellness Program for you.
Is it covered by Medicare?
NOT AT PRESENT. The expense of Natural Healthcare is borne by the consumer. It is a very good investment! Did you know that most people spend the most on their health in the last two years of their life?
Can I claim from my health fund?
YES, if you have appropriate cover. All our practitioners and therapists are fully qualified and registered with the relevant professional organisation.
Can I use HICAPS?
YES, generally. At present, HCF will refund for acupuncture and massage, but not through HICAPS.
Do I need a referral?
NO, but we encourage you to speak to your doctor about your treatment.
Do I bring my X-rays?
NO. You can discuss the need for X-rays at your first appointment.
Should I have Acupuncture, Osteopathy or Massage?
The staff at Well Balanced Healthcare are skilled at helping you make this decision. Give us a call to discuss your needs.
Which treatment is best for me?
We will discuss this with you so give us a call to discuss your needs.
Is it safe for children?
YES. Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Massage are all suitable treatments for children and childhood illnesses. The practitioners at Well Balanced Healthcare are experienced at working with children of all ages.
How much does it cost?
Your initial appointment costs $130.00 and includes your first treatment.
What should I wear?
Loose, comfortable clothing if possible. Underwear, definitely.
Can I go to the gym or to work afterwards?
YES, generally. Your practitioner will advise you if any change in your normal activities is advisable.
Please call 02 9960 6339 with any other questions you may have.