Sarah is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner that can provide
multi-modality treatments to address both the root cause and symptoms of a variety
of health conditions. Areas of specialisation include musculoskeletal pain and injury, insomnia, stress reduction, PMS, seasonal allergies, general health and wellbeing support.
Bachelor of Health Science(Acupuncture)
Bachelor of Applied Science(Human Movement)
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Certificate lV in Fitness
Diploma Community Service(Management)
Informed consent and client education are imperative to providing a safe and positive treatment for you. Please feel welcome to ask any questions prior to booking.
Sarah is registered with AHPRA(Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and a member of AACMA(Australian Acupunture & Chinese Medicine Association).
Private Health Fund Rebates vary between the health funds, levels of extras cover and the type of treatment you receive. Please contact your health fund provider for an accurate rebate quote you receive for Acupuncture. Tyro on the spot claims will be available very soon!
Where can I find out more about Acupuncture?
Evidence based Acupuncture literature is becoming easier to access. You can also have a look at the AACMA website here https://www.acupuncture.org.au/acupuncture-chinese-medicine/acupuncture
Absolutely! All treatments are tailored to suit your needs and if Acupuncture is appropriate for you and your main complaint, you can enjoy the benefits of both. Most treatments incorporate a wide range of modalities and can yield great results. Feel free to ask any questions prior to booking.
Sarah is a qualified and licence Acupuncturist and will take great care to work with your comfort for all treatments and modalities. Generally, Acupuncture is not painful, the single use/sterile Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible and are inserted with techniques to minimise any pain. You may feel a sensation of warmth or very dull ache when the Acupuncture point is treated. These techniques are different to dry needling techniques.
Acupuncture training and techniques are based on Traditional and Modern East Asian Medicines to treat the whole person and the main complaint. We can treat soft tissue injuries as well as a range of other health complaints at the same time. The training, techniques and desired outcomes differ greatly between Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
This can vary, depending on how chronic your condition is, the type of condition and where your body is at. Everyone responds differently to treatments and depending on other lifestyle factors involved, you may get an immediate response or take a little longer to notice significant changes. Generally it is advisable to have 3 treatments to allow for a thorough health assessment, treatment and follow up on the main complaint. Treatments are provided with the initial consultation to get you started on your healing unless there is a contraindication.
Generally, make sure you have eaten a meal and had suffiencient fluids throughout the day, prior to your treatment. After your treatment, you might find yourself quite relaxed! Allow some time to bring yourself back into the moment and carry on with your day. Drinking adequate fluids throughout the day and avoiding any stimulants such as alcohol and coffee after your treatment is advisable.
Loose fitting clothing or comfortable clothing is a great option. Some treatments we may only need access to the hands, legs, or feet, others may require treatment to your back or abdomen. Adequate draping is always carried out and if you're not comfortable with torso treatments, we can always work with that and stick to more distal points on the arms and legs. If you have any reports for your current health condition such as GP reports and diagnosis, medication lists, xray reports etc that you may have to assist in a formulating a comprehensive treatment plan, please bring them along to your appointment.
Payments are due in full at the time of your appointment. Cash and Card payments are accepted. Payments for services are non refundable. Gift vouchers are not redeemable for cash. Refunds on products purchased can be granted if the product is faulty/damaged before use. Missed appointments and late Cancellation fees of $25.00 apply. 12 hrs notice is required for rescheduling or cancellations.
Cultivate Health supports a diverse client and employment base. We foster a treatment space and service that committed to supporting people with their health concerns. Discrimination and harrassment will not be tolerated on premises or in any other communication formats off site. We retain the right to client and staff safety at all times. Please get in touch prior to treatment if you have any concerns about this policy.
We do require personal details and health records in order to provide a safe and effective health care service to you. This includes contact details, medical history, recording treatment notes and any other relevant information required to ensure treatment safety. Your privacy is respected at all times and all client records are kept strictly confidential. Your information will not be given to any other practitioner or third party without your consent. All practitioners are bound to current confidentiality and privacy acts.