What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. It's sometimes called ‘Dry Needling’ which is a form of Acupuncture that is often used to help muscle and joint problems.

Is Medical Acupuncture for me?

Medical Acupuncture is helpful to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions:

  • Fertility support
  • Musculoskeletal pain – neck, shoulders, back, hips, hands, feet
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Emotional/psychological conditions – anxiety, depression
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies eg sinusitis
  • Chemotherapy related and peri-operative nausea and vomiting
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Dental and jaw pain
  • Post herpetic-neuralgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive conditions

Please note: The above list outlines the more common conditions usually responding well to acupuncture, but there may be more that medical acupuncture can be of assistance. It is certainly worth a try if you still have symptoms after you have exhausted conventional management methods.

Meet Dr Melissa Lee - General Practitioner

Acupuncture applied by a fully qualified medical doctor (Dr Lee – GP) who has also been properly trained using acupuncture treatment as a Medical modality. Dr Lee performs Medical Acupuncture for a range of conditions as below, with a particular interest in fertility.

As Dr Lee is a fully trained GP, her Medical Acupuncture sessions are eligible for Medicare Rebates – please see fees below.

New Patient Appointments

No referral is required.

During your first consultation with Dr Lee, she will take a thorough history, examination and review all the investigations you have had so far. She will then perform an examination from the perspective of medical acupuncture, discuss your condition and then formulate a treatment plan for you. Dr Lee will them immediately provide your first treatment

Duration: 45 mins

Fee: Gap fee with Medicare Rebate is - $104.10 (Full fee is $221.50 and you will instantly receive $117.40 back from Medicare.

Follow-up Appointments

Duration: 30 mins

Fee: Gap fee with Medicare Rebate is - $76.45 (Full fee is $155 and you will instantly receive $78.55 back from Medicare

Book a Medical Acupuncture consultation online today