Does it hurt?

We are programmed to associated 'needles' with 'pain'.  There can be anxiety about receiving Acupuncture, needling is the biggest fear and the biggest barrier to treatment.  I cannot tell if you will feel the needles or not.  Everyone is different.  Some experience the energy intensely and some simply fall asleep.  There are some Acupuncture points that are more sensitive, depending on their location on the body. 

Acupuncture needles are very thin, similar to a strand of hair and are nothing like a hypodermic syringe needle!  Usually there is a sensation felt when the needle penetrates the skin.  People describe the feeling like a dull ache or tingling sensation.  The needles are left in place for 20 minuets or are removed immediately depending on the treatment plan. 


HOw will i feel after treatment?

Most people feel very relaxed after treatment.  You will be encouraged to stay with that relaxed feeling as long as you can.  It is good to have a nourishing meal to help ground your energy and drink plenty of water to support detox and elimination process.


is is safe during pregnancy?

Acupuncture is safe and beneficial to receive during all stages of pregnancy.  It is important to tell your practitioner if you are pregnant or are currently trying to conceive.


If you are unhappy about any aspect of your treatment, it is important that you let me know. Results may not be as you expect. Your treatment experience will be different from other therapies. There are many reasons why an outcome can be different that expected. It is better if we can talk about it.

what if i dont like it?


What can 5 element acupuncture treat?

The most common presenting conditions in clinic at first treatment are:

Stress, Fertility/Infertility, Acne, Scarring, Pre-mature Ageing, Neck & Shoulder Pain, Pain, Anxiety, Trauma, Musclo-skeletal, Sports Injuries, Energy, Gynaecological, Auto-immune Disorders, Pregnancy, Asthma, Headaches, Migraines and Digestive Disorders.


Mary Lally Lic.Ac Dip.OBB and Element Acupuncture is a validated member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association. You can claim partial or full treatment costs depending on your policy. It is important that you check with your Health Insurance Plan what is covered.

can i claim with my health insurance?


about 5 Element

5 Element Acupuncture, is based on the Constitutional make up, getting to the core of who you are, your purpose and what is in the way of you fulfilling it. All conditions are viewed equally as having a physical, mental, emotional and spirit aspect, and are then treated equally. 

Diagnosis is made with pulse diagnosis and diagnosis of the main Element. There is continuous dialogue throughout the entire treatment, with needles and moxibustion typically used in a variety of point combinations, usually for 1 hour. 5 Element Acupuncture is a client or constitutional centred approach. 

Mary applies the principles of 5 Element Acupuncture to constitutional advancement and enhancement, in effect to “train your energy”. This method is proving beneficial for Energy, Immune System, Digestion, Sleep, Clarity, Intuition and Mental Agility leading to longterm health and advancement of the human energetic profile.