Frequently Asked Questions

What can it treat?

Chinese Medicine has a long history in China and has been used for over 2,000 years for almost everything. In an emergency or urgent situation, you should seek immediate medical help; in other cases feel free to contact us to see if we can help.

Who can be treated?
Chinese Medicine is popular for babies, children, adults, the elderly, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with mild or serious health problems and those already taking pharmaceutical medications. Each treatment is unique, and your practitioner will carefully consider the any medications you may be taking as well as your age and health status before advising you on the correct treatment.

Are the practitioners qualified?

Yes. Mike Dyson holds an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies. He is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and is an AACMA member.

Is Chinese Medicine covered by Private health Insurance?

Yes, most major health funds pay a rebate for both acupuncture treatment and Chinese Herbal Medicine consultations. Check with your insurer to ensure you have appropriate level of cover to be able to claim.

Is there a concession rate?
Yes. Seniors, disability pensioners, children and full-time students pay concession rates.

What if I don't like needles?
Most people find acupuncture quite relaxing and not particularly uncomfortable. However, many patents choose to use Chinese Herbal Medicine alone and do not require acupuncture at all.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Most people report some sensation such as warmth, numbness, or buzzing around the needles but most do not describe it as discomfort. Some people are more sensitive to the needles than others, so the practitioners at Fremantle Chinese Medicine are as gentle as possible.

How long does the treatment take?
For initial consultations, allow a little over an hour. Subsequent visits usually take slightly less than one hour.

How many treatments do I need?
This depends largely on the nature and severity of your problem, your general state of health and other factors such as lifestyle, work and diet. Some patients have one or two acupuncture treatments over a few days or a single Chinese Herbal Formula. Others choose to continue treatment over weeks or months. Many patients also choose to continue treatment on a regular basis for maintenance and prevention.

What can I expect from at first visit?

Your practitioner will listen to your problems and ask questions about your general state of health. After assessing your tongue and pulse, and carefully considering your symptoms, your practitioner will explain your 'pattern of disharmony' and give you an idea of what results you could expect from Chinese Herbs, Acupuncture, or both. You decide what treatment you will proceed with and you will then be able to have your first acupuncture treatment or wait while a herbal formula is mixed up for you to take home. You may also be given advice regarding exercise, diet and lifestyle.