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FAQ

FAQ

We refer to other health care professionals when what we are observing is beyond our expertise. This includes local General Practitioner (GP), Pathology (blood tests), Radiology (X-rays). We welcome people who come to us from their GP and have often worked in with the GP or Medical Specialist.

Only Acupuncture and Naturopathy are covered by Private Health. The rebate is dependent on your level of cover. Check with your Private Health Fund to make sure.

Change can be immediate to two weeks. It does depend on your health issue and how long you have been experiencing the symptoms.

Yes. By looking at your lifestyle and what foods or inadvertent chemicals could be dragging you down.Acupuncture helps release blocked energy in the meridians.Access Consciousness unblocks emotions that are taking up head space and you just can’t think clearly.
Adrenal stress is a common factor and we can address that also.

Our approach is to use whole food supplements, which can be regarded as part of the food budget. Other more specialised supplements and homeopathic remedies are relatively short term.

Yes. We have successfully worked with many mothers who are either wanting pre-conception care or want to work in with IVF.

We start with their digestion and immunity. This may involve removing some inflammatory foods. We also look at their behaviour and see if there is anything we can help change there.

There are many options here, all of which are preceded with a thorough assessment. Acute back pain can be easily addressed by using either Bowen Therapy or Acupuncture. Naturopathic remedies are also an option for long-term healing. Assessing for foot misalignment and fitting for orthotics to correct foot posture is another long-term option.

Yes. Digestion is the first area the Naturopath addresses for long-term self-healing. Indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, irritable bowel (diarrhoea alternating constipation), bloating are all common symptoms that can easily be eliminated.

We have successfully eliminated period pain using food changes, detoxification (longer-term) and homeopathic remedies. Acupuncture is also useful here.

Yes. Access Consciousness® and Acupuncture help here. For addictions in particular, Hypnotherapy is very useful.

Following assessment to find out the underlying cause, sugar cravings can be reduced dramatically and easily.

ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a complementary therapy based on the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM encompasses Yin and Yang, the body’s meridians, the Five Elements and more.
Acupuncture involves a selection of acu-points specific to each treatment, where fine, single use, sterile needles are safely and painlessly inserted in order to encourage the body’s own healing mechanisms. Acupuncture treatment assists the body achieve balance or homeostasis from within thereby achieving health and wellbeing in specific areas as well as generally.
It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

Both use acupuncture needles.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture uses specific acu-points as part of a holistic treatment, taking into account a full health picture of a person based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. Dry needling uses points selected based on physical attributes – usually, pain, injury or tightness.
In Australia, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is now a registered profession requiring a certain level of education (minimum 4 year Bachelor Degree), whereas dry-needling is often a short course undertaken by a health professional and does not necessarily encompass the holistic component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

At My Wellness Centre, our aim is to make Acupuncture a painless treatment. Generally the needles are not felt when inserted. Some people feel a slight sensation likened to that of a mosquito bite or less. The needles are extremely small, only a little larger than a human hair – absolutely nothing like a vaccination or syringe needle.

Yes! Acupuncture is a safe treatment for both adults and children. Children frequently respond well to Acupuncture treatment – with youth on their side, a child’s body is more easily prompted to self-heal. Treatment is kept child-friendly and the needles may be replaced with massage or moxabustion if required.

At My Wellness Centre, we are experienced in: relieving a wide variety of pains; assisting with anxiety, sleep and reproductive issues; improving energy and the immune system as well as so much more.
According to the World Health Organisation’s 2003 publication, Acupuncture: Review & Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”:
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials – to be an effective treatment:
• Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
• Allergic Rhinitis (including hay fever)
• Biliary colic
• Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
• Dysentery, acute bacillary
• Dysmenorrhoea, primary
• Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
• Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
• Headache
• Hypertension, essential
• Hypotension, primary
• Induction of labour
• Knee pain
• Leukopenia
• Low back pain
• Malposition of foetus, correction of
• Morning sickness
• Nausea and vomiting
• Neck pain
• Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
• Peri-arthritis of shoulder
• Postoperative pain
• Renal colic
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sciatica
• Sprain
• Stroke
• Tennis elbow
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
• Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
• Acne vulgaris
• Alcohol dependence and detoxification
• Bell’s palsy
• Bronchial asthma
• Cancer pain
• Cardiac neurosis
• Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
• Cholelithiasis
• Competition stress syndrome
• Craniocerebral injury, closed
• Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin dependent
• Earache
• Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
• Epistaxis, simple (without generalised or local disease)
• Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
• Female infertility
• Facial spasm
• Female urethral syndrome
• Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
• Gastrokinetic disturbance
• Gouty arthritis
• Hepatitis B virus carrier status
• Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
• Hyperlipaemia
• Hypo-ovarianism
• Insomnia
• Labour pain
• Lactation, deficiency
• Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
• Meniere disease
• Neuralgia, post-peretic
• Neurodermatitis
• Obesity
• Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
• Osteoarthritis
• Pain due to endoscopic examination
• Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
• Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
• Postextubation in children
• Postoperative convalescence
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Prostatitis, chronic
• Pruritus
• Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
• Raynaud syndrome, primary
• Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Retention of urine, traumatic
• Schizophrenia
• Sialism, drug-induced
• Sjogren syndrome
• Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
• Spine pain, acute
• Stiff neck
• Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
• Tietze syndrome
• Tobacco dependence
• Tourette syndrome
• Ulcerative colitis, chronic
• Urolithiasis
• Vascular dementia
• Whooping cough (pertussis)

Often improvements are seen immediately or within 24hrs. This will depend largely on the condition being treated and how long it’s been a problem for. Sometimes the improvement is astoundingly obvious, other times , improvements are subtle and gradual.

Again, this will depend largely on the condition being treated and how long it’s been a problem for. Treatment is generally recommended weekly for 4 weeks and then progress is reviewed and the treatment protocol is adjusted accordingly. The lucky few have a full recovery after just 1 or 2 treatments.

Acupuncture treatment is appropriate as long as improvements are continuing. Ideally, the cause of the problem is eliminated so that healing can take place without recurrence or aggravation of the condition. If the cause is unavoidable and ongoing then Acupuncture is a useful treatment to maintain health and balance as much as possible.
Once complete recovery is well-established treatment for that condition can be discontinued.
A monthly treatment is a great option to maintain overall health and wellbeing. It is a kindness to ourselves to use methods of prevention rather than cure!

Insurance varies from fund to fund and will largely depend on your own cover. We have provider numbers for all major Private Health Funds and most smaller funds.

Liz Hannen is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)(AHPRA#CMR0001732451), as well as the Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA #8435).

Initial Acupuncture Consultation (Adult) $125 (1.5hrs)

ADDRESS

Suite 2, 14 Pattie St
Cannington, WA 6107
Phone: (08) 9358 4408

ABOUT US

My Wellness Centre was originally Abundant Life Naturopath Centre, established by Mavis in 1998. In 2009 Mavis was joined by daughter Liz and in 2012 by daughter Rose to make up this Family Practice. Our philosophy is that the body has the ability to heal itself. We provide all our clients with simple and easy to use tools to help them do that.