"It's important to feel good in ourselves."
Does acupuncture hurt?
Some people understandably have an aversion to needles, which is why Winnie only uses very fine (Seirin) Japanese needles, which she finds offers her patients the most comfort. Winnie also tends to use few needles as she’s very precise about where the chi and blood flow needs to be directed. Sound therapy can also be used on the same acupuncture points in place of needles.
How does Winnie diagnose conditions?
The pulse and the tongue are the cornerstones of Chinese medicine diagnosis, however, there is much more to the analysis of an individual's health. Everyone is very different, so Winnie observes a person’s energy, their eyes, hands and their skin colour, all of which provide information for making a decision on what treatment regime she will suggest to a client.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. Only single-use sterilized acupuncture needles are used. In addition, herbal products comply with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) guidelines.
Are there any side effects?
Some people may experience temporary bruising or redness, and minor bleeding is also possible with some of the treatments. If you suffer from hypotension or have a tendency to faint or experience dizzy spells, please let Winnie know before she begins the treatment. Receiving treatment on an empty stomach is not advisable as getting acupuncture/gua sha/cupping treatments when you are hungry may cause temporary light-headedness in some cases.
Are needles used in the Jade facial?
No. People generally find this treatment a very relaxing and uplifting experience.
Where are you located?
The Genki Centre is located at 1 Arundel Street, Glebe in Sydney, at the corner of Derwent Street. The entrance to the Centre is in Derwent Street, near Parramatta Road, Glebe.
How many acupuncture treatments are needed?
Usually patients find a degree of relief from one treatment. A treatment plan will be recommended. For longer-term improvement and chronic conditions, a course of treatments close together is generally most effective. Winnie will discuss your needs with you, and together you can decide what works best for you.
How much does it cost?
A standard 45-to-60 minute acupuncture treatment costs $88. An additional $10 applies to the first session for the initial diagnostic consultation.
A standard 45 minute Jade Facial is $108.
If you wish to combine treatments and/or extend your session time, please ask Winnie for an upfront quotation.
Are health fund rebates available?
Yes. Rebates are available from all major health funds for acupuncture treatments if your health fund plan covers this treatment.
What if I have to reschedule an appointment at short notice?
If you need to reschedule your appointment we would appreciate as much notice as possible so your time slot can be allocated to other clients. If a session is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of treatment applies.
Need more information?
If you would like to know anything else, please contact Winnie on: 0417 263 544 or send her a message below.