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Do you work with other health care professionals?

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.

Am I covered for Private Health?

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.

How long will it be before I notice a change or will feel better?

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

Can I be helped with improving energy?

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.

How long will I need to stay on supplements?

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.

Does acupuncture help with fertility?

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

What can you do for children who are always sick?

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.

What can you do for constant back pain?

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.

Can I be helped with bad digestion?

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.

Can you help me with period pain?

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

Do you treat people with emotional issues?

Yes.  Access Consciousness, Acupuncture and Naturopathy can all help with emotional issues.  For you, this may present as stress, anxiety, worry, anger, frustration, grief or depression.  You could even combine any or all of these modalities to be back feeling like yourself sooner.

I have had sugar cravings for over a year. Can this be stopped?

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


What is Traditional Chinese 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.

How does Traditional Chinese Acupuncture compare to dry needling?

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.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

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.

Do you treat Children with Acupuncture?

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.

What can Acupuncture treat?

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)

How long before I feel an improvement with Acupuncture?

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.

How long do I need Acupuncture treatment for?

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.

Will I need ongoing Acupuncture treatment?

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!

Is Acupuncture covered by Private Health Insurance?

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.

Are you a registered Acupuncturist?

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).

How much does it cost?

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


What happens during an Initial Naturopathic Consultation?

  • Establishing the purpose for your appointment
  • Toxin Load Assessment – symptoms you are experiencing that can be related to chemicals in our lives
  • Magnesium Assessment – symptoms and conditions relating to magnesium requirements
  • Zinc Uptake Assessment – to identify absorption of zinc in your eating lifestyle
  • Urine pH test to identify Acidity/Alkalinity at the cellular level
  • Food Intake history
  • Exercise & Lifestyle History
  • Iridology & Sclerology reading to show you where healing is taking place and where the ToxinLoad is holding your health & wellbeing back

From this initial Assessment, you may be started on one or two supplements, some basic lifestyle suggestions (e.g. consuming 2 litres water / day).

Your Written Report is emailed to you and contains:

  • ToxinLoad Assessment and recommendations
  • Magnesium recommendations
  • Six month Foundation to Healing Plan to assist reducing ToxinLoad
  • Programme includes addressing your specific symptom challenges