May 11, 2016

Cheap $25 Acupuncture in Sydney / シドニーでお安く$25で鍼治療を受ける方法

My hubby and I had acupuncture in Sydney. It was only $25 per person!!! Amazing price! 

A good friend of mine from Design Centre Sydney TAFE had told me, and she strongly recommended me about this. So, I've decided to give a try. I must confess, both my hubby and myself were a bit nervous to get acupuncture treatment by a non-professional. In fact, we tried to book a staff practitioner appointment first. But this was all booked until June (about a month to wait) and we didn't want to wait that long. 

So, we decided to have a student intern treatment. The booking was very easy. We called on the day we wanted to have the treatment, but no problem to book it on the time we wanted. 

I got a cute young female Chinese student, Sumin. My hubby got a male Chinese student in his 50s' or so. 

As this was the first time to visit the clinic, I was asked to fill out 2 pages of form, first. Based on the form, Sumin asked more questions. Soon, Sumin identified the locations of my pain: lower back, shoulders, neck, and wrist. The main difference between the staff practitioners and student interns is that students have to consult with their supervisors before performing any acupuncture treatment.  It was fine with me for Sumin to go out a few times to talk to her supervisor before she started any needle work on me. I felt safer that way. 

I got total 16 needles. 13 needles on my neck, shoulders, lower back area, and 3 more needles on my wrist. The needles were very thin ones--nothing like my sewing needles!! I felt slight pain each time Sumin put needle on me, but nothing major. I asked Sumin if Chinese acupuncture was different from Japanese one. Sumin explained that Chinese  one goes a bit dipper than Japanese one. (and yes, I remember that I hardly felt any pain at all when I was getting Japanese acupuncture before) 

The needles were left on my back about 20 minutes. Sumin remove them once, and then, put 3 more needles on my wrist. and meanwhile, Sumin gave me a remedial massage on my back - to be precise, they call this type of massage with another name, but I forgot what it was called.  Sumin used an oil, which had some Chinese herb (that suppose to increase the blood circulation on my back).  

Both my hubby and myself had nearly 1.5 hours of treatment -- just for $25! This was really amazing. 

For your info, I'm in my private healthcare (Top Extra plan from nib). But they don't accept nib (and 3-4 other private healthcare. Sorry, I forgot which ones). So, no deduction, but I can't complain if it is $25!!  

After the treatment, my shoulders felt much lighter. It felt really good. 

My hubby on the other hand, was so relaxed after the treatment. He was soooo relaxed and almost doopy - as if he smoked some dope. I wondered if the needles unlocked not only his tense physical muscle, but also his stress? He was a bit doozy about an hour. So, I wouldn't recommend anybody to drive afterward. 

Below are more detailed info that I copied and pasted from their web site:

- TUE:
8:00am- 12:00pm : Cong Xing Yang
1:00pm - 6:00pm : Mary Garvey

8:00am - 12:00pm: Carolyn Michaeil
1:00pm - 6:00pm: Nancy Morgan

- FRI:
8:00am -12:00pm : Heiji Cho
1:00pm - 6:00pm : Chris Zaslawski

- MON: 8:00am - 6:00pm
- WED: 8:00am - 6:00pm

UTS provides three outpatient clinics where the UTS community and members of the public can receive Chinese medicine treatment from qualified staff practitioners or student interns at a substantially reduced cost, as part of its degree program:
- UTS Acupuncture Clinic
- UTS Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic
- UTS Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage Clinic

An initial appointment is often one hour (60 minutes) in length. This includes a consultation about your health, well being and presenting problem as well as treatment. Treatment may include the use of other allied treatment modalities (such as massage, cupping and gua sha) in addition to acupuncture but this depends upon your presenting problem and health concerns. Subsequent consultations and treatment take approximately 45 minutes.

UTS Chinese Medicine Clinic
Building 4, Science (CB04)
Level 1 (CB04.01)
Corner of Harris and Thomas St 
(opposite ABC Ultimo Centre on Harris St)

02 9514 2509

Click here to see UTS Chinese Medicine Clinic web site 









UTS Chinese Medicine Clinic
Building 4, Science (CB04)
Level 1 (CB04.01)
Corner of Harris and Thomas St 
(opposite ABC Ultimo Centre on Harris St)

02 9514 2509

Click here to see UTS Chinese Medicine Clinic web site 

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