Inner West Natural Health provides acupuncture,
Dr Kaitlyn Edin (TCM)
BA, BHSc(TCM), GradDipEd, DipRM, Jap Acup Cert, Manaka Cert, Toyohari Cert.
Kaitlyn is an East Asian medicine physician, an AHPRA registered acupuncturist and Classical Eastern medical herbalist.
She is a highly qualified and experienced acupuncturist within a Classical tradition of Meridian Therapy. She has trained in the Toyohari method, Dr Manaka Protocols, Dr Nagano strategies and has a keen interest in all masters of Meridian Therapy.
Kaitlyn Edin offers a gentle, effective acupuncture style and her experience covers a broad range of conditions including emotional health and rehabilitation, women's health, immunity and digestive related conditions, pain relief and wellness.
She has worked for many years with natural fertility, ART and IVF support, assisting women and their partners to conceive and carry healthy babies to full term. Kaitlyn has also worked in pregnancy health including breech presentations and ensuring the conditions for easy labouring and postnatal recovery.
Kaitlyn began her studies in Japan in the late nineties, and finalised her formal qualifications in Australia.
Since her successful completion of the four year degree of Health Science in TCM at UTS, Kaitlyn has had the great fortune to work and study with many dedicated professionals both in Australia and Japan. Since 2010, Kaitlyn has undertaken extensive post graduate skills based training in the areas of meridian therapy and Japanese acupuncture.
Teaching and research are also areas of interest over the long term to ensure the continued viability of, and best practice within meridian therapy acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine. Previous research work involved being a research acupuncturist, seeing and treating patients under Randomised Trial conditions, as well as being involved with a number of Complementary medicine trials and health literacy projects currently being undertaken by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at the University of Western Sydney.
She is available to undergraduate students for private tuition by arrangement, and runs Elemental Seminars a series of peer-to peer courses in skills-based training for undergraduate students and practitioners alike.
AHPRA - Acupuncture, Herbalism & Chinese Medicine CMR0001708400
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin – or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points – to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself. Scientific studies have shown the potential for acupuncture to be effective in treating many disorders. Acupuncture is effective and safe when performed by a skilled practitioner.
Is Acupuncture safe?
When acupuncture is performed by an appropriately trained practitioner, it is very safe. Occasionally a small bruise may occur, but generally nothing more. Kaitlyn has 10 years of experience working with people in clinic.
Is Acupuncture clean?
Kaitlyn follows aseptic technique and uses sterile, single-use, disposable acupuncture pins.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Most people feel so relaxed during treatment that they fall asleep. One of the lovely things about having acupuncture treatment is that it promotes the release of endorphins and other feel-good reactions from within your body. This effect means that you will usually feel very relaxed and happy during and after a treatment. Occasionally a pin might feel a bit 'nippy’, if it irritates a free-nerve ending. But it can quickly be adjusted to become comfortable.
Children, who are generally more sensitive than adults, are quite happily treated in this clinic, and are usually excited to tell their friends that they were ‘brave enough’ to have treatment and that the treatment felt good. Most 'needling' for children, is not with pins, but rather with meridian therapy tools, that do not pierce the skin.
What if I come for treatment and ‘chicken out’ on acupuncture?
Every patient has the right and option to say “No” if they don’t feel like having a particular technique used. We respect the autonomy and self-ownership of a person’s body and will only treat you with your consent. Anyone who feels a bit unsure is given the option of ‘just trying one pin’, and if they don’t like it, then they do not have to continue. There are always several options for treatment, many of them not using pins at all. However, it is our experience that when people realise that the kind of acupuncture techniques used in this clinic are gentle and not painful, they are usually delighted to proceed. Kaitlyn specialises in helping people of many different levels of sensitivity and has successfully helped many needle-phobics overcome their blocks so that they can enjoy the benefits of acupuncture.
Can I claim from my private health fund? - Yes
Kaitlyn is an AHPRA Registered practitioner of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is registered with all private health funds. Your Health Fund may give rebates on Acupuncture treatments and some as well on Chinese herbal consultation. You will need to consult with your individual fund to find out the exact rebate that may be paid.
Is Acupuncture available under Workcover? - Yes
Acupuncture and massage are approved treatments under WorkCover.
Providing your GP prescribes acupuncture after their assessment, the treatment plan should be approved under WorkCover. You will however need to have a claim number and approval from your case manager before you can be reimbursed or have WorkCover pay for your treatments. Kaitlyn can submit a treatment plan for acupuncture to your case worker, please find out if this is required.
Do your Herbs contain animal products?
None of the powdered or pill-form Chinese Herbs used in this clinic contain any endangered animals or plants. The majority are from sources like flowers, leaves, twigs, stems, roots and bark. Some of the Bioceuticals supplements contain animal derived products (eg, fish oil, glucosamine, or condroitin) and clients will be informed of this prior to prescription of those products.
The clinic has both HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities to enable instant processing.
Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, incur 50% of the consultation fee which is payable on either your next consultation or by invoice. These fees are required because on short notice we are not always able to fill the session time that you have cancelled.
If we are able to fill your session time you will not be charged the fee.
Initial consultations made online or over the phone will require a holding deposit of 50% of the consultation fee. Once you have made an online booking you will be contacted for a credit card number to secure your place. If we are unable to contact you before your appointment time we will cancel the appointment. Follow up appointments do not require a holding deposit.
We can provide acupuncture treatments as part of WorkCover . If you wish to claim with WorkCover, it must be arranged prior to services being provided. If you are unsure please contact Kaitlyn on 0427 591 843
For the protection of all, contagious illnesses are not treated in the clinic.
If you have influenza, chickenpox, measles etc, please ensure you see a GP. Do not go to work. Herbal medicine can be helpful in these instances and we can arrange to send these to you once a skype consultation has been arranged. If you are unsure please contact us before you come in.
If you are a patient of the clinic and need a certificate for work we can provide you with one, given we have done a phone or skype (short consult) on the day of illness. We can not provide you with a certificate if you are a new patient.
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