Practitioners at Family Tree Acupuncture are dedicated to their patients welfare and wellbeing.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2012 was regulated nationally by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA. This board regulates many health fields including that of medical practitioners, nurses, midwives, psychologists and many more medical and allied health fields. This regulatory body ensures that the practitioners you see are skilled, with appropriate university training and ongoing clinical competency.

AHPRA also has very strict advertising guidelines that prevent practitioners from making misleading claims. As you know Chinese medicine ia a 2000 year old modality with documentation of a broad range of conditions it can treat. These teachings have been learnt as part of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture university degrees along with western medical diagnosis and differential diagnosis. However, AHPRA requires extensive research and then that research approved by it’s board. There are over 12,000 research systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, but less than 10 conditions have been approved by AHPRA for Chinese medicine practitioners to mention in their advertising material.

As a result there may be an area of health you would like to be addressed that is not listed on this website. Please feel free to contact us at Family Tree Acupuncture if you would like to discuss any other health concerns not mentioned.

What Conditions can we mention Chinese medicine can assist with that are in accordance with the national law?

  • Acupuncture and herbs are both an integral part of Chinese medicine practice, which may help patients to manage a range of symptoms including pain, stress and fatigue.
  • Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating practitioners
  • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases
  • Management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy
  • Chronic pain related to depression by managing the chronic pain
  • Fertility as an adjunct with IVF treatment
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

In addition we have a particular interest in working with:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Fertility issues
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Post partum issues
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Women’s health
  • Digestive issues
  • Stress management

If you have any symptoms or conditions you would like to discuss with Family Tree Acupuncture, please don’t hesitate to contact us.