Your First Visit
At Angea, we’ve spent over a decade creating a space that encourages our clients to feel nurtured, supported and seen throughout their health journey. While our roots are in Chinese Medicine and fertility, Angea provides a modern approach to this ancient art of healing and treats women through every phase of their life, from puberty to menopause.
Our clinic provides expert-advice, the highest quality of care delivered by a team of authentic, experienced and compassionate practitioners. We’ve gathered experts in women’s health to gather under our clinic space to guide and partner with you on your journey to better health.
We’re so happy to meet you!
Upon your arrival you are welcomed by a member of our Wellness Concierge team, ready to meet you with a warm Angea Organic tea and an even warmer smile. Our space is peppered with thoughtful design to ensure your time with us feels nurturing, nourishing and above all, healing.
Angea is located in the heart of Melbourne but provides a sanctuary from the bustle of your everyday life; when you step inside Angea we invite you to relinquish any barriers, masks or pretences and truly be yourself.
Your Treatment Plan
As an integrative clinic, our approach involves both Eastern and Western medical diagnostics.
Prior to your appointment we will share a document with you to learn about your health goals, past medical history and any other areas of significance.
During your first visit your practitioner will take your pulse and observe your tongue, the two principal diagnostic measures in Chinese Medicine. We will marry your Chinese medicine diagnosis with any previous blood tests, Ultrasound results and any other relevant information you have shared with us prior to your visit. What you’ll immediately notice is different at Angea, is we take the time to know you as a person. Your initial appointment includes a thorough consultation, where we spend time connecting, as well as acupuncture.
Following your first treatment, your practitioner will devise a treatment plan designed wholly to you. This may include Chinese herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle recommendations and Western medicine supplements.
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FAQS for first timers
Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles used during your acupuncture session are so thin, that often our clients will often ask if we have started the session or not. There may be a feeling of tingling or slight pressure upon insertion, however, you should not feel any pain throughout the session. During your session, you are always in the driver’s seat and if at any point you feel pain or uncomfortable communicate this to your practitioner.
Is acupuncture safe?
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Acupuncture does have a few side effects
What is Chinese medicine?
Chinese Medicine is an ancient methodology that works towards the purpose of creating homeostasis, or balance, within the body. The Chinese medicine paradigm believes states of dis-ease occurs when our body is not in balance, therefore our treatments in clinic aim to bring your body back into a state of ease and balance.
How does acupuncture work?
During your acupuncture session, your practitioner will insert needles into your body to engage your bodies natural physiological processes, including blood flow, muscle stimulation and interactions with nerves. The needles are inserted in acupuncture points that are typically located along the meridians of the body.
Do I need something “wrong” to have a session?
No! While acupuncture can support the symptoms associated with both acute and chronic conditions, many of our patients come into the clinic for maintenance appointments. Acupuncture journeys us towards a parasympathetic state of being that is where rest and healing occurs.