Booking an Acupuncture Appointment During Melbourne Restrictions

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On the recently modified (and greatly anticipated!) Metro Melbourne’s Roadmap to Recovery (September 28th), the DHHS has loosened the restrictions for anyone seeking care from AHPRA Registered Acupuncturists.

So: it is with much pleasure that I announce that I will be returning to provide acupuncture treatments at Wellness Medicine in Clifton Hill, on THURSDAY(s), starting October 15 (1pm – 5pm). I hope to resume my usual Saturdays as well in the not-too-distant-future.

It has taken a bit of time for this “restriction-loosening” to become clearer, that is, how the DHHS wording translates into actual practice.

That said, the need for treatment can now be teased apart into the four following criteria:

  1. Without treatment there may be a significant increase in pain.
  1. Without treatment there may be an increased need for prescription medication.
  1. Without treatment there may be an increase in the frequency of treatment at a future date.
  1. Without treatment there may be an escalation of care needs (such as the need for input/review from a specialist; Or, the need for imaging or other assisted technology).

If your reason for acupuncture treatment falls into at least one of these four criteria, please make note of which one and call Wellness reception (9489 7955) to make an appointment. There’s no need to explain further, but the receptionist will make note of which one you fall into (as it is beyond their scope to make that determination, hence the little extra step you both need to make) and let me know.