Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture community clinic

About Period Pains & Pins

The Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture community clinic by The Dao Health is Australia’s very first community Acupuncture clinic specifically for people who experience Period Pain, Pelvic Pain and/or Endometriosis.

The treatment fee is $30.00 for an appointment at the Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture Community clinic.

Treatment is by appointment only. 

Why we have created the clinic

For people with Endometriosis not only can quality of life be affected by associated symptoms but there is also an economic burden that comes with healthcare and treatments to manage this debilitating condition.

The way forward when it comes to managing Endometriosis is through a multidisciplinary approach with patient-centred care and an integrative healthcare team although access and cost are common barriers to receiving this type of care.

At The Dao Health, we recognise this barrier and through opening the Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture community clinic we aim to increase the accessibility of Acupuncture as a primary, complementary medicine to manage Endometriosis symptoms for our wider community.⁠

What will each treatment look like? ⁠

Our community clinic will offer Acupuncture for people who experience Period Pain, Pelvic Pain and/or Endometriosis at an accessible fee. Patients will receive treatment in a group setting, similar to how Acupuncture is used traditionally in China.

Where and when the clinic will run

The Period Pain & Pins clinic will be open monthly on Mondays.

Below are the dates for 2024:

  • Monday, 15th July
  • Monday, 19th August
  • Monday, 16th September
  • Monday, 14th October
  • Monday, 11th November
  • Monday, 9th December
Peaches Cronulla

Location: Peaches Cronulla

2/14 Gerrale St, Cronulla
Sydney NSW 2230

What do I need to bring?

The Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture Community clinic invites people to wear loose clothing and to bring along what will make their treatment most comfortable. This could be headphones to listen to a meditation or calming music, a blanket and/or an eye mask if they wish.

Do I need to be a patient of The Dao Health?
No, you do not need to be an existing patient of The Dao Health to attend the community clinic, everyone is welcome.
Will I receive the same treatment at the Period Pain & Pins community clinic as what is offered at The Dao Health?

The Period Pain & Pins Acupuncture community clinic will offer Acupuncture treatment only in a community setting.

This differs to the treatment offered at The Dao Health which involves a patient centred, integrative model of care which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Supplementation, functional testing, which is offered in a private setting.

If the practitioner at the Period Pain & Pins clinic believes a patient needs further support than what the community acupuncture clinic can provide, the practitioner may refer the patient on to The Dao Health.

Who will be the practitioners at Period Pain & Pins community acupuncture clinic?

The Period Pain & Pins community Acupuncture clinic is run by volunteers including The Dao Health registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Elizabeth Cullen, Molly Burton and Clarice Berry

meet your practitioners 

When will the Period Pain & Pins community acupuncture clinic open?

The Period Pain & Pins community acupuncture clinic will open in July 2024

Can I claim my Acupuncture treatment at the Period Pain & Pins clinic with my health insurance?
Yes, you will be able to claim your treatment at the Period Pain & Pins clinic although this will need to be done manually with your receipt that will have your Practitioner’s provider number. There will be no HICAPS machine in the Period Pain & Pins clinic.