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Acupuncture appointments are back in Launceston! Bookings open now.

Bookings openIt makes me incredibly happy to announce that my Launceston acupuncture clinic is reopening on Monday 15th June. And bookings are now open.

As you know, I take your health extremely seriously (it’s my job after all), and so together with the team at House of Prana, I’ve implemented the following procedures to keep my clinic a low risk environment where you can get the best of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine health care.

To do this, you’ll notice a few things are different since last you visited. None of this has been easy or quick to achieve; I’ve attended every infection control webinar I can and have written a comprehensive COVID Safe Plan but it is worth it to keep everyone who visits my clinic as safe as possible. Until we are notified by government otherwise, we’ll have the following measures in place:

COVID-19 Screening Questions
You’ll receive these with your appointment reminder emails. Please complete them via the online link prior to your appointment. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions I’ll be in touch to discuss how I can offer you care in the safest way.
On arriving at House of Prana, everyone will again be asked the screening questions before attending appointments and classes.

Sanitise your hands on entry
Hand sanitiser will be available to everyone who enters the building. Please sanitise your hands allowing 20-30 seconds while your rub your hands thoroughly and allow them to dry.
Hand sanitiser will be available at multiple points in the building so make use of it anytime you need to.

I’ll meet you at the foyer on ground floor
There’s no need to arrive early for your appointment, just show up right on time to the ground floor foyer and I’ll come and collect you for your appointment. The waiting area upstairs will not be in use during this time.

Fewer appointments available
I’m changing the way I practice at least until the pandemic infection control plan is running effectively and efficiently. To achieve this, I will only be using one room for appointments with a greater space between each appointment to allow for pandemic level infection control procedures (including disinfection and a complete change of linen) to be carried out.
I look very forward to being able to offer more appointments in the future.

New hours June 2020
After hours appointments
I have continued to offer one later finish each week, on Wednesdays. I ask that you only take these appointments if this is absolutely the only time you can make.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)
You’ll noticed the use of more PPE in clinic. The reason for this is most of our interactions will be for longer than 15 minutes and closer than 1.5m.

Chinese Medicine Telehealth consultations still available
If you can’t or don’t want to visit the clinic physically, and you would like to have a Chinese Medicine consultation via telehealth you are still welcome to do so. Now that acupuncture appointments are available telehealth consultation fees will be in line with those for acupuncture: Initial consultation $150 and Follow up consultation $100. Sadly and despite lobbying by my association, I have been advised that health fund rebates do not apply to telehealth consultations.

Herb, supplement and tea orders collections
For your ease during the pandemic I have grown my dispensary so that most of the items I prescribe are available in one place. You can pick up your herbs, supplements and teas at your consultation but if you need to place an order to be collected at another time, please arrange a time that you can meet me in the foyer of House of Prana to collect. Once I am back in clinic I am unable to continue local deliveries although I can still post your order (postal charges continue to apply).

I’m really looking forward to seeing you
It’s been difficult being an acupuncturist who is not physically in clinic, so I can’t wait to be back in my rooms helping you to feel the best that you can. I’ve used this time to prepare the best Infection Control Management and COVID Safe Plan that I can and update my skills and knowledge to enhance my clinic outcomes, particularly in the areas of:

  • Pregnancy support and birth preparation (3 day course with the wonderful Claudia Citkovitz)
  • IVF support (review of evidence based treatment)
  • Vulval conditions involving ulceration including genital herpes, lichen planus and lichen sclerosis (through Intimate Ecology)
  • The health benefits of tea (Chinese Medicine course)
  • I’m also continuing UTAS’ Wellbeing Toolkit

If you have any questions about any of the content above please contact me. There are a lot of new procedures and I’m really happy to help in any way I can. If in doubt, just ask.

And the fastest way to book in is to click here (available 24/7), otherwise contact me on 0448 128 858 or by email sarah@sarahgeorgeacupuncture.com.au.

Until I see you next, take care, be kind to yourself and look after each other.

To book an appointment at the Launceston acupuncture clinic or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), Chinese Medicine and natural health.

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COVID-19 update: my Acupuncture clinic reopens 15th June!

Just a heads up: this is a long but useful post, I suggest you make a cuppa to sip on while you are reading.


House of Prana from right

With the Tasmanian Government’s recent announcement of the Roadmap to Recovery, I am excited to announce that my clinic will reopen it’s physical doors for acupuncture appointments on 15th June, in line with Stage Two! Of course, this is dependent on government advice, but it feels good to give you all a date to put in your diaries. I’ll be in touch soon with information on booking.

While I had hoped I may be able to provide acupuncture treatments sooner than this, the reality is that the building where the clinic is located is a wellness centre, managed by the great team at the yoga studio. When the yoga studio is permitted to operate (as Stage Two is given the green light on 15th June), then a coordinated plan with the individual health businesses within the building and the spaces they all share will be actively implemented, for the safety of everyone who uses the building. We will work as a team to make House of Prana a low risk environment that also feels warm and welcoming to visit.

First do no harm

In every treatment, a practitioner must always weigh up benefit versus potential harm. Your health and the safety of our community is my top priority. For this reason, until the House of Prana is open for business and a COVID safety plan is in place for everybody using the space, then we cannot permit the space to be used as a clinic. The novel coronavirus is a highly contagious and potentially fatal pathogen for some in our community, so this harm is a possibility that must be taken seriously.

Restrictions are easing but the virus has not changed

Many countries in the world have experienced a second wave of COVID-19 cases. We do not want that to happen here in Australia, yes it is possible. And winter is also on the way with the usual winter cold and flu infections expected. Basically, this is not the time to reduce social distancing or relax hygiene standards. By all means, enjoy the freedoms we have been allowed in stage one, just do it safely.

How am I preparing for reopening?

Before the clinic temporarily closed I had already completed the Australian Government’s COVID-19 infection control program for health practitioners. Since then I have completed a further two hours of training in an international webinar addressing practice guidelines for acupuncturists returning to work with the view to maintaining a high level of infection control to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, I am reviewing my general Infection Control Management Plan and implementing a further COVID-19 Pandemic Workplace Safety Plan. Personal protective Equipment (PPE) which has been scarce to find (as I’m sure you’ve heard in the news), is being sourced for the return to clinic.

The House of Prana team are working together regularly to implement these safety plans throughout the centre for it’s reopening in June. We are excited (as you can see from our Zoom meeting photo!)

Are you pregnant, undergoing IVF, trying to conceive or in need of Chinese Medicine help for your health now?

Please do reach out to me if you are pregnant and needing support, or are preparing for the birth of your child, if you’re undergoing IVF or trying to conceive naturally, or perhaps you’re struggling with stress, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, low energy or pain. You are not facing this on your own.

I can still assist you through a Chinese Medicine telehealth consultation right now or provide an appropriate referral if other services are required. And until the clinic physically reopens for acupuncture the fees for Chinese Medicine telehealth consultations remain lower than those for acupuncture consultations (initial telehealth consultations are $100 and follow up telehealth consultations are $50). A video explaining how telehealth operates is here and further information is here.

If you need repeats of your herbs, supplements, moxa sticks or teas from the clinic tea menu you can take advantage of my free delivery service within Launceston (postcodes: 7248, 7249 & 7250) or I can express post them to you for $12. I’m regularly out doing deliveries these days and will continue until I return to clinic. You can place an order by contacting me via phone or email.

To book a Chinese Medicine telehealth consultation online please click here or contact me.

What else have I been doing?

It was actually an enormous task to dismantle the clinic and dispensary, bringing important items and the dispensary home and setting up telehealth consultations. I’ve created new information sheets for a variety of clinical areas to support the people who use my services.

I’ve also been keeping my skills sharp and up to date by undergoing several courses including a brilliant 3 day seminar on Chinese Medicine techniques for pregnancy and birth (with an online study group too). I have so much to share with women who are in need of Chinese Medicine obstetric (and gynaecology) support. Other study I have coming up to blend into my clinic work when I’m back is completing the Mental Health First Aid course, something we may need more than ever right now, and taking part in UTAS’ The Wellbeing Toolkit.

I’m also taking an active role in the Acupuncture Now Foundation. The purpose of this organisation is to find and provide the high level evidence for the use of acupuncture and share it widely amounting to a more well-informed community.

There’s also two podcasts/facebook lives that I have been involved in. The first was with a chat about fertility and pregnancy, Chinese Medicine and COVID-19 times with the wonderful fertility naturopath, Jaclyn Harris. You can catch the conversation on my Facebook page. The second was with Shahna Sarpi on the Nutrition Grad Guide podcast which is aimed at mentoring new health practitioners to start up their clinics (coming soon).

Like a lot of you, I’m also trying to keep up with daily exercise (I’m loving the online qigong available), cooking healthy food, starting a new veggie garden, sewing and staying in touch (from a distance) with people I care about.

What about some positive, feel good vibes?

Well we have read, seen and experienced some beautiful stories to warm our hearts in this time, like:

And I have to draw your attention to this gorgeous little Australian youtube series, called Love in Lockdown. You’ll recognise the Aussie actors and be able to relate to so many of the things that have defined lockdown for us. It’s clever, funny, adorable, topical and each episode is only 7 minutes!

Finally,

Most of all, I wish for you and your loved ones, that you stay safe and well. Let’s all work together, support the local businesses, artists and musicians, and help those who are vulnerable, because we are all in this together. Let’s do what we can to create a ‘new normal’ that works well for all of us.

See you back in clinic via telehealth now or for acupuncture next month. I’ll be in touch with more news on the reopening soon. Stay well.

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COVID-19 Important Update: the clinic is moving online

ABC How every single Australian's actions affect the spread of coronavirusWith the latest federal and state government announcements and requests from frontline medical staff to #stayhome in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, I can no longer see that offering face-to-face consultations in my clinic is responsible practice. Despite always maintaining a high level of infection control, beyond what is prescribed in the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Infection Control Training for health professionals, it seems higher level precautions to keep everyone safe are required now with the use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE), temperature monitoring and most importantly social distancing. As a stand alone clinician, I don’t have the capacity to provide all of this myself in a situation with close contact.

I know that for many of you, your acupuncture consultation with me as an allied health professional is essential to your ability to function or manage your health. I take this responsibility extremely seriously. This decision is not taken as complying with the minimum level of responsibility I can, but rather doing what I believe is right for you and our community. As I close my doors to the physical clinic at House of Prana (for now), I want to assure you that there is a plan in place to continue your care with the myriad of treatment styles that Chinese Medicine has to offer. You are not alone. I am still here for you. And I have a bigger bag of strategies than you could imagine. 

If you have an appointment booked with me I will be in touch with you this week.

The thing is, acupuncture is only one part of Chinese Medicine. Those of you who already attend appointments with me know that a large part of my consultations involve diet, lifestyle and herbal strategies. Some of you have had moxibustion (that herbal stick) and acupressure homework. There is still so much more I can teach you to do in your home accompanied by appropriate prescriptions.  In fact, you are likely to learn more about Chinese Medicine for your health condition and be empowered with self-care strategies that are individualised to you. Better still, you can attend the appointment in the comfort of your own home, while self-isolating for the good of the community. The small number of you who haven’t managed to learn to love needles can avoid them, for now.

I plan to bring you two styles of health support:

  1. Telehealth consultations (with a delivery service for herbs, teas and other prescribed items)
  2. A webinar series

Most of you know I have been lecturing and writing courses in Chinese Medicine for years and the chance to be able to share my knowledge with you through online consultations and webinars gives you access to more information that you can use in your home to benefit your own health.

Currently, I am putting everything into place to ensure that both of these services are both professional and run smoothly so that your care is continued seamlessly. Please indulge me with a few more days to organise these services for you. But do contact me if you need assistance before you hear from me.

For now, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, this website and your emails if you are subscribed to my mailing list for updates, tips and some lighthearted distractions too.

Lastly, I want to acknowledge that a lot of you and the people you know are hurting right now. Please reach out if I can help. If you need support for your mental health please contact these Lifeline: 13 11 14, BeyondBlue: 1300 224 636 or Headspace: 1800 650 890.

I’m wishing each and everyone of you all the best right now. Stay home, wash your hands, stay in contact with friends and loved ones, be well and keep an eye out for further updates.

To book an appointment online at the Launceston acupuncture clinic or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), Chinese Medicine and natural health.

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COVID-19: important information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine services

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Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com

As you’d all be well aware by now we are in interesting times with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my role as your health practitioner to ensure that I deliver my Chinese Medicine services in a way that both benefits your health and is performed in an environment that minimises the risk of infection.

Below you’ll find the steps I’m taking to provide health services with suitable precautions to ensure that when it comes to your treatment you feel calm and supported in your health goals:

  1. Firstly, YES! The clinic is still open. Appointment-wise it is business as usual and you can still book in by calling or texting 0448 128 858, emailing sarah@sarahgeorgeacupuncture.com.au or visiting the online booking system.
  2. Clinic continues in strict accordance with government health advice. I am keeping a close eye on Australian Government, Tasmanian  Department of Health, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA) and Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) directives and will comply completely. The situation is changing rapidly and I will remain flexible and responsive to those changes, notifying you of any changes that may affect you or your appointment. It is important to note that as registered acupuncturists we are already held to a high level of infection control and these infection control procedures continue with additional measures taking place in the building.
  3. Notify me ASAP by phone or email if you are unwell and/or are required to be isolated/quarantined. Your appointment will be cancelled/rescheduled with the usual cancellation fees waived. In this case, please DO NOT attend your appointment in person.  We will either cancel your appointment or reschedule it to when it may be safe for you to return. To reduce the spread of infection it is important that you advise me as soon as possible if you are affected by the following:
    • Experiencing fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath. We will cancel/reschedule your appointment and should you require symptom relief this may be arranged remotely for you. (See below.)
    • If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
    • If you have had recent overseas travel and are required to self isolate. (Have returned from overseas on or after 16 March, have been in or transited through China or Iran in the past 14 days, have returned from South Korea on or after 5 March, have returned from Italy on or after 11 March.)
    • Have been in ‘close contact’ with a confirmed case.
  4. Do you suspect you have COVID-19? If you think you might have COVID-19 because of recent travel or contact with a confirmed case, phone the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738) for advice. If you haven’t travelled or had contact with confirmed case, phone your doctor or healthdirect Australia (1800 022 222).
  5. Skype & Phone Consults. This is the answer for when you can’t attend clinic due to sickness, isolation/quarantine or due to being extremely immuno-compromised but still need your Chinese Medicine treatment. The good news is that Chinese Medicine Skype and phone appointments are available for you! You may be surprised to know that Chinese Medicine is a lot more than just acupuncture. We have a full toolkit available to us including Chinese dietetics, lifestyle measures, exercises, herbal medicine, moxibustion (the herb I burn in clinic) and acupressure. Your treatment can continue should you be isolated at home with an individualised prescription of these methods tailored to your signs and symptoms and health goal. This applies to what you usually see me for or if you are seeking relief from other symptoms. These consultations will be conducted via Skype or phone. The fee is $50 and health fund rebates do not apply. Any products that are prescribed can be picked up by someone else or a courier service. If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
  6. Preventative medicine. Please feel free to discuss your health situation with me at your next consult and we can discuss preventative measures. Of course these hygiene measures are your first line of defence. I have also been researching Chinese Medicine strategies that have been used in China some of which may be suitable to use here also.
  7. My health. I take my health very, very seriously not just now but always. My job requires me to be in tip top shape and if I’m even slightly unwell, I take time off. Currently I’m employing high level hygiene measures, hydrating, eating well and maximising sleep in a way that supports my immune system, and employing herbs, supplements and other Chinese Medicine methods individualised to me to maintain my health. We are dealing with a new pathogen here and research is limited as to what is effective. That said, each and every one of us can employ our winter cold and flu prevention practices.

BE INFORMED. I have included a page here of a wide range of links to useful and reputable websites if you want to be more informed about COVID-19.

STAY CALM AND SMILE. Employ your usual stress reduction techniques. My favourites are the meditation apps Headspace, Calm and the breathing/qigong app 7 Min Chi. Get creative. Read your favourite books. Enjoy time in your garden. Get some sunshine and keep exercising in a low contact way.

If you have any questions about any of the content in this newsletter please feel free to contact me.

To book an appointment at the Launceston acupuncture clinic or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), Chinese Medicine and natural health.

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More Launceston acupuncture appointments available!

House of Prana room 2 acupuncture LauncestonDue to an increase in demand, it is my great pleasure to announce that from the week of 9th March I’m opening up more days at my Launceston acupuncture clinic!

The new clinic hours are:

  • Monday 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday 11am – 6.30pm
  • Friday 8am – 2pm

EXISTING PATIENTS:

If you’ve seen me for a Launceston acupuncture clinic appointment before you can book online here.

NEW PATIENTS:

If you would like to book an initial acupuncture appointment with me please contact me to arrange your first appointment.

ACUTE OR URGENT APPOINTMENTS:

I know that the need for an appointment can not always be known in advance. For my patients who are undergoing IVF or fertility treatment, are pregnant or experiencing acute pain please contact me directly so even if I have no appointments available online I can do my best to find a priority appointment for you.

I can’t wait to assist you and the Launceston community with holistic acupuncture consultations that include detailed assessment, education on your condition, lifestyle and Chinese dietary advice based on Chinese medicine and the best of traditional acupuncture treatment from an experienced and highly qualified Launceston acupuncturist. Should you know someone who might benefit from an appointment please feel free to share this with them.

You can also find the clinic on Facebook and Instagram.

To book an appointment at the Launceston acupuncture clinic or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), Chinese Medicine and natural health.

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What a combination: yin yoga, acupuncture and shakuhachi

Well just last month, around the time of the full moon, I teamed up with my House of Prana Launceston yoga colleagues to create a blissful, restorative experience.

Our event started with a peaceful yin yoga session (with the lovely Laura McCaughey) and was followed by live shakuhachi flute played by the incredible musician, Yyan Ng, as I gave each person an individualised, mini acupuncture session focused on balance and ‘calming the shen/mind’.

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I had done a little consult with the participants in advance of the session and each treatment included the traditional Chinese Medicine techniques of tongue and pulse diagnosis too to assess over all health balance.

HoP YinYoga SPulse

The yoga combined with the shakuhachi and acupuncture turned out to be very relaxing and I have never seen some of the participants so calm.

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I’ll be involved in a range of events, seminars and workshops this year so if you’re keen to stay informed be sure to follow this blog, like my Facebook page and/or follow me on Instagram.

To book in for acupuncture at my Launceston clinics (House of Prana or In-Balance) or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is an AHPRA registered acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and massage therapist.

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Sarah on ABC Radio for World Acupuncture Day

Did you catch me on the ABC Radio Northern Tasmania on the eve of World Acupuncture Day (14th November)?

I was invited to speak to Kim Millar about why we have World Acupuncture Day, what acupuncture can do for you and how it works.

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This afternoon I was on #ABCNorthernTasmania chatting with Kim Millar about all things acupuncture ahead of #WorldAcupunctureDay tomorrow. Check it out from 33 minutes in. Link to listen on my Facebook page and in the comments. If you’re looking to celebrate World Acupuncture Day you can join me for a mindful cup of Chinese tea at @inbalancephysiopilates tomorrow or come along to our Yin Yang balance workshop on Saturday at @yogaathouseofprana (details in my feed). #WorldAcupunctureDay2018 #Acupuncture #Launceston #acupuncturelaunceston #acupuncturetasmania #chinesemedicinelaunceston #chinesemedicinetasmania #registeredacupuncturist #sarahgeorgeacupuncture #houseofprana #inbalancephysiopilates#aacma

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You may have also enjoyed a cup of Chinese tea at the new In-Balance allied health hub (on my first week there) to celebrate World Acupuncture Day.

Or joined me for the Yin Yang Balance Workshop at House of Prana that weekend.

Or even come and said hi at Woolmer’s Rose Festival or heard me on stage.

It was a big, exciting week of acupuncture related events. More exciting events are coming for next year so stay tuned!

To book an appointment at the Launceston clinics (House of Prana or In-Balance) or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is an AHPRA registered acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and massage therapist.

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World Acupuncture Day: Join me for a Yin Yang balance workshop

World Acupuncture Day is being celebrated on Thursday 15th November this year. The event is officially celebrated this year in Paris, France, under the patronage of UNESCO and WHO at the UNESCO Headquarters, and I’m putting on a great event in Launceston on this Saturday 17th November to celebrate acupuncture and explore the Chinese philosophy surrounding Yin and Yang.

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World Acupuncture Day! Balance your yin and yang with acupuncture and yoga

Saturday 17th November 2018, 2.30pm-4pm @ House of Prana

Tickets $10 + BF (bargain!) – Buy here or see the event on my Facebook page.

Did you know that acupuncture is well over 2000 years old? And that Yin Yang theory is a lot older than that?

Join Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture) to celebrate World Acupuncture Day and explore all things Yin and Yang including:

– Find out your Yin Yang balance type
– Learn strategies to attain balance through your lifestyle
– Try some foods that nourish yin and warm yang

Every attendee gets:

– 1 hour seminar and workshop 
– $10 voucher towards their next acupuncture session with Sarah George at House of Prana (to be used by 31st January, 2018)
– Stay for the yoga class straight afterwards with a 50% off Bikram Yoga 90-minute session (4pm-5.30pm Saturday 17th November, 2018) if not already House of Prana yoga members. (Discounted class price $11.)

World Acupuncture Day commemorates the eighth anniversary of the inscription of acupuncture and moxibustion, in November 2010, into the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Acupuncture has come a long way from its early roots in China. In Australia today, acupuncture is a registered profession under the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA). Only practitioners who meet AHPRA’s strict requirements (including minimum education requirements of a bachelor degree) are permitted for registration and use of the title, ‘acupuncturist’. Currently, there are over 4700 registered acupuncturists in Australia, with only 36 located in Tasmania; only a few in Launceston.

While acupuncture has had a long history of development in China (with classical texts dating to around 200BCE), today acupuncture is performed by drawing upon classical knowledge and combined with guidance from modern evidence. In 2017 the Acupuncture Evidence Project, a comparative literature review of systematic reviews, was published showing strong evidence to support the use of acupuncture for a range of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Migraine prophylaxis
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic episodic)
  • Low back pain [Chronic – positive effect; acute – potential positive effect]
  • Knee osteoarthritic pain
  • Allergic rhinitis (seasonal and perennial/persistent)

The authors stating “It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.”

World Acupuncture Day is a chance to reflect upon and celebrate the (sometimes lesser known and understood) many strengths that acupuncture brings to our health system.

To book an appointment at the Launceston clinics (House of Prana or In-Balance) or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is an AHPRA registered acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and massage therapist.

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Acupuncture comes to In-Balance on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Wow! What a big month it has been! Sarah George Acupuncture & Natural Health is now up and running at House of Prana (on George St at the Old Roman Baths). It’s been wonderful to practice from this lovely space amongst the yoga classes, Liquid Zen float centre and the rest of the practitioner team. One of the many great things about this move is that the herbal dispensary is up and running, with new additions to be coming in all the time.

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Just some of the new herbal dispensary

Watch this quick video of the way in to House of Prana, past the Liquid Zen float rooms to the chilled out waiting area for a cuppa while you wait for your acupuncture appointment…

The next big news is that on Tuesday I move into Launceston’s brand new allied health hub, In-Balance. You may already know In-Balance as a compassionate, innovative and above-and-beyond team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and pilates instructors – in fact so many of you were seeing them already at their old Patterson St address and gave me glowing reports of your treatment there. I had a sneak peek of the newly renovated, heritage-listed building last Friday and can tell you that it is a beautiful, warm space with lots of natural light and beautiful high ceilings. I’ll be joining their existing team with a few other new allied health practitioners too. Check them out as they’re doing great things here!

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In-Balance

So, here’s my new schedule (effective immediately):

  • Monday 9am-5pm – House of Prana
  • Tuesday 8am-4pm – In-Balance
  • Wednesday 10am-7pm – House of Prana
  • Thursday 10am-7.30pm – In-Balance

The clinic addresses are:

  • House of Prana: Ground Floor, 127 George St, Launceston (the Old Roman Baths)
  • In-Balance: 1st Floor, 233B Charles Street, Launceston (Click here for a map of parking and how to enter the building)

You can book at either clinic by calling 0448 128 858 or contact me here.

So if it’s traditional acupuncture you’re seeking from an experienced, highly trained registered acupuncturist, you now have two clinics you can choose from for your holistic consultation and treatment with me.

To book an appointment at the Launceston clinics (House of Prana or In-Balance) or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is an AHPRA registered acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and massage therapist.

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New Launceston acupuncture clinic updates: House of Prana open now and In-Balance opening November

Hello, hello and welcome to the first of my two new Launceston acupuncture clinics, House of Prana!

House of Prana treatment room

So far October has been a big month with a successful move into House of Prana, Launceston, with acupuncture appointments from Mondays to Thursdays. It has been a pleasure to see so many of you for acupuncture and massage consultations here already in the first two weeks. Next month, from 13th November, I’ll be available at House of Prana on Mondays and Wednesday and have Tuesday and Thursday acupuncture appointments available at In-Balance’s new allied health hub also in Launceston.

Availability

  • Monday 9am-5pm – House of Prana
  • Tuesday 8am-4pm – House of Prana (last day 6th Nov and In Balance from 13th Nov)
  • Wednesday 10am-7pm – House of Prana
  • Thursday 10am-7.30pm – House of Prana (last day 8th Nov and In Balance from 15th Nov)

Clinic locations

  • House of Prana: Ground Floor, 127 George St, Launceston (the Old Roman Baths)
  • In-Balance: 1st Floor, 233B Charles Street, Launceston

Services available

  • Initial acupuncture consultation and treatment (allow up to 1 1/2 hrs)
  • Follow up acupuncture consultation and treatment (allow up to 1 hr)
  • Initial cosmetic acupuncture consultation and treatment (allow up to 1 3/4 hrs)
  • Follow up cosmetic acupuncture consultation and treatment (allow up to 1 1/4 hrs)
  • Massage – traditional Chinese massage – tuina (with oil, liniment, cupping & gua sha if desired and as required) (allow 1 hour)
  • Herbal medicines may be dispensed as appropriate and if you desire to enhance the results of your acupuncture appointment.
  • Acupuncture consultations are holistic and may also include as appropriate and if desired: Chinese Medicine dietary and lifestyle advice, moxibustion, far infrared heat lamp, laser acupuncture, electro acupuncture, cupping (many styles), gua sha and tuina.

House of Prana open now

For people who wish to see me at House of Prana, Launceston, feel free to book for acupuncture or massage by calling 0448 128 858 or contact me through these ways. If you wish to book for In-Balance for when it opens you can also contact me to reserve your preferred time in advance.

Once you arrive for your acupuncture appointment at House of Prana please feel free to make yourself comfortable in the beautiful ground floor waiting area or check out the yoga studio, Zen Therapy float centre or other health practitioners. I’ll come and get you from the ground floor waiting area at your appointment time.

House of Prana reception

In-Balance allied health hub – opens next month

I’ll post more about the exciting new In-Balance allied health hub closer to my start date (Tuesday 13th November) – stay tuned!

To book an appointment at the Launceston acupuncture clinics or for further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health.