If you are new to Community Acupuncture, then please book an Initial appointment first and complete and submit the new patient form. The link is in your confirmation email.
PLEASE NOTE: - that if you require complete privacy and would also like a herbal consultation included in your Initial appointment or extras like moxa, cupping, massage then this is not the appropriate style of Acupuncture appointment.for you and please book for a full initial Acupuncture and Herbal consultation which you can do online here - https://www.healthconnectshen.com/bookings or call 0493260261.
With community acupuncture, instead of treating people in separate, individual rooms, we treat everybody in a shared space, in recliners. You do not need to disrobe but make sure you wear loose comfortable clothes. Once you are comfortable in a recliner you like, we will generally ask you to take off your shoes and socks, roll your pants up to your knees and your sleeves up to your elbows. Most conversations happen at the whisper level because there will most likely be at least one person who is asleep in the treatment room at any given time.
If you require a private consultation, we can accommodate this with a separate room for the consultation and then you will go back to the shared space for your session. After your acupuncturist puts the needles in, your job is to relax and let them work. Your session is 30 minutes and after your 30 minutes we will remove the needles and receive payment (you can also use your private health fund if you have it) then we will see you next time.
We have ambient music in the treatment room; however, you are also welcome to bring personal listening devices if you prefer your own music or guided meditation. People do snore sometimes, so if snoring bothers you, you should consider bringing a listening device or earplugs. You are also welcome to bring your own neck pillows or blankets if you prefer them to ours. We won't be offended.