How many treatments would it take to see improvement to my skin condition?
It ultimately depends on how severe your skin condition is. Some may require more treatments than others, and some will see remarkable results within a few sessions. Generally, after 6-7 treatments you will see some signs of your skin condition improving
What does the treatment entail?
A session will involve an in depth consultation, addressing your skin's concerns, followed by an acupuncture session tailored to your skin problem. As the root cause of any skin condition if often triggered by internal imbalances, Chinese herbal medicine is an important aspect of the treatment. We will formulate a prescription to address your prevailing skin condition, and topical ointments or creams will be prescribed where necessary, to further strengthen your treatment.
Does the Chinese herbal medicine, ointments and creams contain steroids?
All of our powdered Chinese herbal medicine, ointments and creams does not contain steroid. Majority of the Chinese herbs we use are derived from roots, twigs, leafs and flowers, and occasionally we may use the shells of cicadas (the insect is not used) which are collected after the cicadas had shed them naturally. The shells of the cicadas have a effective anti-itch property. For topical application, we source natural and neutral based ointments and creams, in which Chinese herbs are added to it. However, some skin may be very sensitive and there may be some adverse reaction to it. In case of a reaction, it is advised to discontinue use of any medication prescribed.
Will my skin problem return after a successful treatment?
Generally no. As your internal system balances out and is in harmony, your skin will start to be more stable and symptoms should be cleared. However, lifestyle, diet and environmental changes may trigger some outbreak. Hence, we recommend monthly treatments, for maintenance purposes to prevent further occurrences. Prevention is the core tenet of Chinese Medicine.
How much does consultation sessions cost?
Please refer to our 'Treatment and Book Online Page' for consultation fees. We are covered by major health funds and clients are eligible for private health insurance rebate on all consultations. HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience and we accept Visa and Mastercard.