Fees - disclaimer
Before you just scroll down to check the numbers, I'd like you to read the following few lines, because just as with cars, where you've got brands of different quality, the quality of acupuncture treatment depends on the care with which it's administered.
What you're getting...
In my clinic I always treat only one client at a time, so you will get my full attention. I do not leave clients with needles in them alone. During the course of every session, I repeatedly check your response to the treatment and adapt your treatment accordingly.
Most patients come for six to eight treatments before their health is so good that they don't need to come regularly, and I often hear from them that their health kept improving for months after the last treatment. After that, a check in for a 'tune-up' at the change of the seasons is often all that’s needed to maintain that level of health and wellbeing.
To be able to deliver this quality of treatment, I conduct a very thorough diagnostic process. This way I can tailor your treatment to your constitution and to your current issues, and not just to your symptoms at the time you come to see me. The initial interview lasts two hours.
If your health is overall great and you want to see me only for a relatively minor condition or an acute injury, then the diagnostic interview may not need to be so comprehensive and you may get your first acupuncture treatment in the first two-hour session.
Fees for adults
All prices include GST and cover all materials used in the practice (except acutape).
Initial consultation (2 hours): NZ$160.00
Followup appointment (1 hour): NZ$90.00
Please be aware that in order for ACC to contribute to your treatment, you need to have a current ACC claim which can be filed by a doctor, a physiotherapist, an osteopath or a chiropractor. You must bring your ACC claim number and the date of your injury to your first appointment or pay the full fee. Due to ACC policy, reimbursement for appointments without this is not possible.
1/2 hour appointment: NZ$50.00 (established clients only)
Six prepaid followup treatments (“sixpack”): $490.00
“Sixpacks” must be used within one year of purchase.
1/2 hour Shonishin paediatric acupuncture treatment: NZ$ 50.00
EFTPOS, cash, cheque.
I realise that sometimes you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Since I reserve your appointment time exclusively for you, I need 24 hours advance notice for rescheduling and cancellations for Tuesday to Friday appointments, and notification by Friday 10 am for appointments on the following Monday.
Late cancellations and missed appointments will be charged in full to your account – unless your appointment slot can be filled by another patient, e.g. a patient from the waiting list, or a friend or family member of yours who would like to use your time slot.