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fees and acc

Clinic policy regarding age in accordance with ACC requirements and the Children's Act of 2014:  Services are available to clients under 18 years old, however a parent or guardian must be present in that circumstance at all times during the contact, communication or treatment

fees (gst inclusive)


treatment sessions are either funded privately by you, or subsidised through acc (on lodged, approved, active injury claims) 

some insurance companies may cover all or part of your treatment costs - however you will be required to pay for services and submit our provided service invoice to your insurer for re-imbursement after treatment

acc subsidised treatment coverage is discussed below

non-acc fee schedule


initial intake with treatment will take 60-70 minutes and cost $130.0 (one off)

follow-up treatments can be booked  at a cost of $95.0

or 45-50 minutes

for certain conditions, frequent treatments (usually 2-3 per week) of short duration (25-30 minutes) are appropriate these will cost $65.0 each and must be agreed upon in advance

  • gold card holder  pricing is available; please contact to inquire before your session

  • community service card holder  pricing is available; please contact to inquire before your session

funds should never be a barrier for you to access and receive high quality treatment.  if you require treatment but are experiencing significant financial hardship, you are encouraged to contact jeff to work out either special fees or payment options to spread out the payment of fees

  • cards, EftPos,  cash, and onlineare accepted

acc fees
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acc fees

how much will I pay?

you will pay a $60 surcharge per session 

GST inclusive


the balance will be invoiced directly to acc

any herbs, supplements or products agreed upon you will be responsible as acc does not offer cover for those

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acc information

acupuncture is an accepted treatment procedure by acc for injuries

how does it work?


you will need to visit your gp, osteopath, physio, chiropractor or a&e  first to lodge your injury claim with acc and then you can see your acupuncturist.  just bring  your acc45 number.  


there is no specific referral required at all once your claim has been accepted by acc

authorisation limits


under current acc rules, most injuries are pre-authorised for up to 12 acupuncture treatments that are "necessary and appropriate," based upon your diagnosis


you will have to use ALL of your authorised treatment within 12 weeks from your first acupuncture session *


if it is determined that additional treatment is necessary on your injury, an  acc32 can be filed on your behalf requesting additional treatments which may be authorised

* acc believes that evidence existed to show that acupuncture was most effective in a higher frequency setting of 1-2 treatment per week and has acted to limit their acupuncture purchase based on this decision effective 15 december 2021 

your initial acupuncture session must still occur within 12 months of the lodged accident / injury date; only at the first acupuncture treatment does the 12 week treatment window come into effect

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about dry needling ?

my physiotherapist offers 'acupuncture' too, why don’t I just have it with them?

physiotherapists, doctors, osteopaths and even chiropractors sometimes choose to do some limited training in needling   

this is NOT acupuncture, it is needling from a orthodox western medicine perspective 

this training is primarily geared towards very basic point location and function, and often in a western acupuncture theme – related to needling specific muscles or nerve distributions.   this training is often very brief and limited, and the 'service' mistakenly advertised as  acupuncture is actually DRY NEEDLING


trained, registered
acupuncturist for acc injury

as a registered acupuncturist and comprehensively trained** master practitioner of chinese medicine, I employ not just acupuncture as a therapy, but the entire range of the chinese medicine system. this is based on thousands of years of systematic, personalised observational studies, honed into a rich and detailed medical tradition which includes in depth relationships between the organs, emotions, channel systems and elemental relationships  


furthermore, I provide treatment focused primarily on the root cause of your complaint, not just the symptom, enabling results that are more effective and lasting  


the service we provide is not a hobby craft, I have dedicated much of my life to the study and practise of oriental medicine for your holistic benefit.

**  masters level training, before post graduate studies, involves in excess of 3,500 hours study and practical training

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