Let me guess,
you struggle with one of the below symptoms...
It's time to address the discomfort you've been enduring!
Our caring and knowledgeable practitioner will work with you to help alleviate your symptoms, while also addressing the root cause so the symptoms don’t come back.
I'm here to support and guide you on your journey to renewed health and happiness. I will listen to you wholeheartedly to tailor a treatment plan just for you. And I will guide you and support you as we take this journey together.
Areas We Can Help You With
Treatments We Specialise In
Acupuncture allows the rebalancing of Qi (energy) that flows around your body, helping to relieve your skin, muscles, tissues and organs.
Chinese herbs are a natural way to help improve symptoms such as infertility, headaches or digestive issues.
Cups can be applied to the body to help relieve tension or stagnation and can moved around to give a relaxing massage effect.
What To Expect... A Holistic, Individualised Approach
Every patient is different and requires varied treatments, so we work closely with you to discover how we will best benefit you.
Patient intake and consent forms will be emailed to you. Please fill this out prior to your appointment.
Please a snack or meal in the 1 to 2 hours (but not 30 minutes) prior to your appointment. Some people can feel faint after treatment if they have not eaten before-hand.
Initial Consultation and Treatment (45-55 minutes)
We will have a comprehensive discussion about your health history and main health concern/s. Some questions may seem unrelated, but when treating with traditional Chinese medicine, we look at the body as a whole. Every body is unique, so every treatment will be tailored to you.
We will complete examinations such as looking at your tongue and taking your pulse, as well as taking your blood pressure and any physical tests necessary.
A 20-30 minute acupuncture treatment will be given. If herbs are indicated, they will be blended at this point.
Wear loose comfortable clothing where possible, as we may need to insert needles at a variety of points around your body, not just where you are experiencing the symptom/s.
Please bring any reports or scans relevant to your health concern with you.
Follow-up Consultation and Treatment (40 minutes)
We will discuss the effects of the previous treatment and the progression of the health concern.
A 20-30 minute acupuncture treatment will be given.
After a prescribed number of treatments, a detailed review will occur to see if the treatment plan needs changing.
What Others Are Saying...
"Claire was a dream to work with throughout my pregnancy. She is warm and inviting and explains everything in detail so you feel supported and well looked after. The sessions were relaxing and kept aches and pains away so I could move freely and comfortably while growing a small human. I highly recommend Claire!"
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine provide a natural approach that involves not only rebalancing your body but also regulating your lifestyle according to the goals you want to achieve.
I’ve had personal experience with endometriosis, infertility, pregnancy and now peri-menopause. Combine that with my extensive training in traditional Chinese medicine and my continued education into women’s health in a modern setting, I’m helping women on a daily basis to improve their health.
I’d love to work with you on your journey to wellness.
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.