FAQ

Five Element Acupuncture – Lucy Rantzen

I am a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and registered to practise acupuncture with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). My qualification is the three year full time Licentiate in Acupuncture (LicAc), which is a British qualification. I have been in practice since 1995.

My technique is gentle with very shallow needling. Acupuncture needles are very fine and I use the finest grade. They are so fine that if the needle misses the acupuncture point, no sensation will be felt. When the needle reaches the acupuncture point and the energy is touched a small sensation will be felt. It may be like the feeling of a bruise being pressed, it may be a small nip, or it may be a tingle or a feeling that something has happened.

Sometimes I also use moxa, which is a herb (artemisia latiflora) used to nourish the energy by gently warming the acupuncture points.

Usually I will use about five or six points in a treatment, most of which will be needled on both left and right sides of the body. Sometimes more points or fewer points will be needed. I will almost always use points on the arms or the legs. I might also use points on the back, the torso and on the head. If you don’t want me to needle a particular area for any reason, we will find a way round it.

I treat children and young people as well as adults. I treat one person at a time and remain in the room with you throughout the treatment as I was taught..

I would expect to see a new client once a week for six to eight weeks and then gradually we will space treatments out over a longer period of time. This enables a foundation to be built up so that fewer treatments are needed in the long term to maintain equilibrium.

I am available for appointments on:

Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10.30am to 6.30pm

Fridays – 11.30am to 7.30pm

Saturdays – 9.30am to 5.30pm

The first consultation takes up to two hours and is $150. During this consultation I will take a full case history and do the first treatment.
Subsequent consultations take up to one hour and are $100.

All Australian  health funds, apart from Bupa, will give you a rebate if you have private health insurance that covers acupuncture

I only see clients by appointment, but if you want to talk to me or meet me before booking in, you are welcome to get in touch by phone or email. To make an appointment or ask any questions please telephone or use the contact form on this website. If I am with a client when you phone I will call you back as soon as I can.

+61 0422 120 364

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Windhorse Traditional Medicine 97/115 Constitution Road Dulwich Hill NSW 2203