Bayswater Health Chinese Medicine
Our Practitioner - Paul
Paul Turner – Dr of Chinese Medicine – has a special interest in treating pain, both physical and emotional. Using the 2000-year evolution of Chinese Medical theory, coupled with clinical experience and modern research evidence, Paul applies this holistic approach to health care to return his clients to a state of well-being.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is now one of the most researched forms of complimentary health care and is considered safe and effective for treating a range of conditions. It involves the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into specific areas of the body. These activate special receptors which communicate with the central nervous system to release the body’s natural substances to promote healing and pain-relief.
What can Acupuncture help with?
Paul uses a specialised form of Acupuncture called Balance Method to treat conditions including:
What can I expect in a treatment?
During your 1st session questions about your medical history and relevant lifestyle issues will be asked. Using your answers to these questions, and the findings of any required physical examination, the underlying cause of your issue will be determined. A personalised treatment plan is then created to deliver the quickest results.
Using Balance Method, a distal form of acupuncture, the fine, sterile, single-use needles are inserted away from the source of any pain or discomfort, typically in the arms from elbows to fingers and legs from knees to feet. This style is different from typical acupuncture treatments delivered in Australia. Paul switched to using this method a few years back (he used to use the same style as the majority of Chinese Medicine Practitioners) after finding it is most often significantly more effective and longer lasting, especially with treating pain.
The needles stay in for around 30 minutes whilst you lie down and relax on the treatment table.
How many sessions will I need?
Longer term problems generally require more sessions (perhaps 10 - 20) to resolve. Short term problems generally resolve quicker, whilst chronic degenerative issues could take longer.
Initially sessions are best given twice per week, reducing to weekly and then fortnightly as the condition resolves.
Is Acupuncture claimable with my Health Fund?
Acupuncture is eligible with most health funds and can be claimed immediately at the time of payment using Bayswater Health’s HICAPS terminal.