At SIA Medical Centres both traditional and laser acupuncture are available through our experienced GP Dr Martin Sia. A recent 2017 Acupuncture Evidence Project has found that acupuncture now has strong evidence to support its use in many painful conditions such as back pain, to find out which conditions acupuncture has the strongest evidence for click here.
Acupuncture is a time-honoured Eastern form of therapy that utilizes the Ancient Chinese concept of qi or energy flow. The body is served by a number of energy pathways or meridians, which have specific points along them. These can be manipulated to balance the flow of energy through the body. Using special fine acupuncture needles or a low powered laser beam we can stimulate these acupuncture points where they will affect the area to be treated. Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of many conditions:
|• Headaches||• Osteoarthritis|
|• Rheumatoid Arthritis||• Musculoskeletal complaints|
|• Sporting injuries||• Depression|
|• Anxiety||• Menopausal complaints|
|• Painful periods||• Allergy|
|• Smoking cessation|
ACUPUNCTURE FEE SCHEDULE-2017 From 1st January 2017,a PRIVATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ACUPUNCTURE You will be able to claim Medicare rebates as below.
|Charges for weekdays and Saturday before 1:00pm||Medicare Rebate||Out of Pocket|
|$ 111.00||$ 71.50||$ 39.50|
|$ 76.00||$ 37.60||$ 38.40|
|Charges for weekends after 1:00pm Saturdays and Sundays||Medicare Rebate||Out of Pocket|
|$ 123.00||$ 83.50||$ 39.50|
|$ 89.00||$ 49.00||$ 40.00|