FAQ’s

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How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture not only stimulates the body’s ‘happy hormones’ ( such as Endorphins), providing natural pain relief and easing anxiety, but also stimulates the normal flow of energy (Qi) and blood through the body, providing a safe, drug-free and highly effective method for restoring mental, physical, emotional and hormonal balance.


How many years of experience does Dr Christine Cui have?

Dr Christine Cui has clinical experience for more than 25 years from China and Australia. She has a PhD degree in Chinese Medicine Gynaecology from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. She is a registered Chinese medicine doctor through AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
And she is an accredited member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd) and CAMCA


What type of services does Dr Christine Cui offer?

At Dr Christine Cui clinic, we offer services for natural fertility, unexplained infertility, miscarriages, Endometriosis, Period Pain, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), irregular uterine bleeding, UTI, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S) and Thyroid Dysfunction.


Can I claim acupuncture consultation through HICAPS?

Yes, you can claim acupuncture consultation straight through our HICAPS machine. You will need to bring your private health insurance card in order to do this.


How often should I come in for acupuncture?

This depends on each individual case because everyone has different management. However, we do recommend a patient to come once or twice a week for the first few weeks to stabilise the condition and then once a week or once two weeks until the duration of the treatment.


What are the IVF Acupuncture treatments recommendation?

The recommended treatments are as follows:

  • Prior to starting your IVF Cycle (once a week)
  • During the stimulation phase
  • Acupuncture before and after egg collection
  • A day before/on the day of the Embryo Transfer (within 24 hours)
  • A Day after/on the day of the Embryo Transfer (within 24 hours)
  • Once a week until the blood test result confirm
  • Once a week during the first trimester of pregnancy 


Can I expect immediate results from acupuncture?

This depends on which symptoms you want to treat as well as your condition. If it is muscular pain, you will get less pain within one session. However, for fertility acupuncture, the results can be months.


What are the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine?

Chinese Medicine adopts a holistic approach in regulating, nourishing, and continuing to cleanse and detox the system. This practice can assist in resolving diseases and the prevention of a number of illnesses.


Could I speak to Dr Christine about how acupuncture can help me get pregnant and where the needles will be placed?

Yes, you can definitely speak to Dr Christine on how acupuncture can help you get pregnant. She will discuss your conditions as well as where the needles are going to be placed.


Can acupuncture assist to induce labour?

Yes, acupuncture is often used as a safe and cheaper alternative to induce labour. Some of our patients usually can see immediate results even only 1 session. However, this also depends on each individual case.


Can you have acupuncture during menstruation?

Yes, it is completely fine for you to have acupuncture during menstruation. However, we do recommend women who have issues with endometriosis to have acupuncture couple days before to support the smooth of blood flow.


Should I do acupuncture after delivering a baby?

It is recommended by Dr Christine for women to do acupuncture after delivery (ie. post-surgery). This is to reduce stress and avoid baby blue symptoms.


Can Chinese herbs (TCM) help me in losing weight?

Yes, Chinese Herbal medicine (TCM) can reduce your weight because it improves spleen functions. Dr Christine recommends you to do both acupuncture and TCM at the same time to effectively achieve weight loss goals. Of course a healthy diet, regular exercise and reduce alcohol intake will give you faster results.


When is the best time of acupuncture for inducing labour?

Dr Christine recommends pregnant women to prepare for induction starting from week 38. It is easier for new mothers to have smooth labour by doing acupuncture from week 38 until she feels the contraction.