To book an initial consultation and acupuncture treatment, initial women’s health treatment, labour preparation or cosmetic acupuncture treatment, please call the Caringbah clinic or the Paddington clinic.
The Dao Health Caringbah
M: 0403 447 077
The Dao Health Paddington
M: 0434 263 364
To book a subsequent consultation and acupuncture treatment, please call the clinic, alternatively, you may book online here: https://thedaohealth.com.au/appointments/ You will receive a confirmation email and text message reminder before your appointment. If you have booked an initial appointment, you will receive two new patient forms in the introductory email, to be filled out prior to your consultation.
Your initial appointment is 2hrs in duration. For the first hour we comprehensively discuss all aspects of your overall health. For the second hour you will be receiving an acupuncture treatment having anywhere between 10-15 needles in your body. Moxibustion, a warming technique but also be used in this treatment. Small moxa caps are placed on the top of a number of selected needles which will add warmth to the body. We also issue any recommended dietary and lifestyle advice as well as supplements and herbal medicine where needed.
Here at The Dao Health our treatments are guided by the principles of integrative medicine and we like to collaborate care with our patient’s local GPs and allied health practitioner. If you have any recent pathology reports, or other reports relevant to your condition please bring these along with you.
- Initial Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment – 2hrs
- Initial Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment – 1.5hrs
- Initial Labour Prep Treatment – 1.5hrs
- Initial Post-Partum Treatment – 1.5hrs
- All Subsequent Consultation and Acupuncture Treatments – 1hr
The effects of acupuncture are accumulative. At The Dao Health we recommend weekly appointments for the first four weeks. We then review and schedule appointments as necessary.
Very fine stainless-steel, one use needles are inserted into acupuncture points located along 12 different channels on the body corresponding to an organ. The needle stimulates actions within the organ system to aid the body in rebalancing any deficiencies or excesses. This allows Qi and Blood to move freely through the body to allow for optimum health and healing.
The insertion of very fine acupuncture needles endeavours to be as painless as possible. Patients often feel a slight pinch, and after a dull heavy feeling or a tingle. Sensitivities differ at all parts of the body and for each individual.
The acupuncture needles are left for approximately 25-30mins.
We encourage you to have a small meal prior to your treatment, at least half an hour before.
Yes, at The Dao Health we treat an array of conditions with several different modalities. This can be beneficial for all individuals.
Yes, at The Dao Health we do treat children, however, please phone the clinic to check whether the condition would be suitable for treatment.
Dry Needling involves needling into trigger points within a muscle to exert strong stimulation and a quick response. Dry Needling focuses on the problematic area alone, whereas Acupuncture views the body wholistic needling into acupuncture points along the meridians.
No, at The Dao Health we reinforce the significance of symptom resolution and prevention, in order to suppress the continuity of health conditions and ensure health recovery rather than toleration and symptomatic care.
Yes, depending on the presenting condition we like to combine both Acupuncture and herbal medicine to achieve the best results.
No, although we do work closely with an array of health professionals.
Yes, The Dao Health widely accepts all major private health funds in which you can claim on payment.