Dave Chandraratnam

Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, you can book an appointment directly without a referral.

Can I claim on my private health fund?
Yes, You can claim from your health fund. If your policy covers you for that type of treatment. We have a HealthPoint machine, so if your health fund allows you can claim on the spot and only pay the gap fee.

What do I need to bring?
The more information that we have the better. So bring along anything related to you situation that you believe could be very useful; X-rays, scans, test results or even a list of your medications.

How long will my appointment take?
Your initial consultation is usually around 75 minutes. This lets me take an initial patient history, an initial examination and a discussion of your situation. Follow up treatments are usually shorter. If you have any questions please feel free to ask when booking an appointment.

Am I required to arrive early for my first appointment
Yes, if possible, you should arrive early for your appointment as there may be paperwork to fill out and it gives us more time.

What should I wear?
It is important that you are comfortable and I am able to administer your treatment. I usually suggest a comfortable shirt and loose pants or bring something to change into.

How many appointments will I need?
This depends on your situation and what kind of treatment you are having. Generally, you should expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits. Longer-term issues or chronic conditions may require more treatments. I can discuss a treatment plan with you during your appointment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me or call the clinic. I am here to help.