Contact Bloom Acupuncture
Monday 9am - 5pm (Mother-Well)
Wednesday 9am - 5pm (MAMA Maternity)
Thursday 2.30pm - 7pm (MAMA Maternity)
Friday 9am - 5pm (Mother-Well)
Contact and Booking
Direct phone: 027 236 2239
Bookings via Mother-Well reception: 09 630 0067
Mother-Well Holistic Health Centre
820 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
(Monday & Friday)
13 Coyle Street, Sandringham, Auckland
(Wednesday & Thursday)
Parking is available at both clinics.
$105 Acupuncture - Initial (55 mins)
$90 Acupuncture - Follow-up (40 mins)
$55 Cupping (30 mins)
$50 ACC - Initial (55 mins)
$45 ACC - Follow-up (40 mins)
$50* Chinese Herbal Medicine consult (40 mins)
*Herbs are additional to the consult fee - approximately $9 per day. This may vary depending on the prescription, and will be discussed with you in the consultation. If you would like acupuncture and herbs, please book an Acupuncture appointment.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If less than 24 hours notice is given there will be a $50 cancellation fee. If the appointment is missed without notice being given, the full treatment fee will be charged.
Arrive on time please
As a courtesy to all patients, treatment times cannot run over. Therefore, if you arrive late to your appointment a full treatment may not be possible.
Is acupuncture safe?Acupuncture is extremely safe when practised by a qualified practitioner. Claire Solomon has completed a four-year full-time Bachelors in Health Science (Acupuncture), having an in-depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine and the meridian system as well as anatomy and physiology from a Western medical perspective.
Is acupuncture covered by ACC?ACC partially covers the cost of acupuncture treatments for accident related injuries where a claim has been approved by ACC. Claire Solomon, at Bloom Acupuncture, is a recognised ACC Treatment Provider. Once you have an ACC45 claim number from your GP or other Treatment Provider, you can book in for treatment of that injury.
How many treatments will I need?Generally, 6 - 10 treatments is accepted as a standard course. Commonly, more acute conditions can take less, but more chronic conditions may take longer. You may initially need two treatments a week, then as symptoms improve, weekly treatment is likely. For infertility cases, generally, 3 to 6 months of weekly treatments is often required.
What needles do you use?We use extremely thin needles (much smaller than those used for blood tests). They are for single-use and are pre-sterilised for your safety.
Will it hurt?Sometimes a small prick sensation or tingling may initially occur, but generally, there is a dull, heavy feeling after needling. Often people are so relaxed that they fall asleep for the rest of the treatment.
How will I feel after acupuncture?Depending on the type of treatment you received, you may feel very relaxed and calm or you may feel revitalised and more clear-headed. It is not unusual to feel like resting after a treatment and occasionally your symptoms may flare for a short time before settling. Generally, the effects of the treatment will be more obvious the following day.
How do you take the herbs?Herbs are dispensed in powder form. You need to mix the powder with a small amount of warm water before swallowing. Usually, they are to be taken twice per day.
What do the herbs taste like?Just like food, every herb has a different taste. Therefore, every prescription will taste different. Some can be bitter and strong, while others are very mild. If needed, you can take with juice or honey to make them more appealing. Once you get used to the earthy taste, it is not too bad.
What are the herbs made out of?The majority of herbs prescribed are roots, leaves, stems, flowers, nuts or seeds. There are a few animal products, however absolutely nothing endangered. Please ensure you advise your practitioner of any allergies or diet restrictions, such as animal products or gluten.