Frequently Asked Questions

Please arrive 15 minutes early to have time to complete intake questions and bring in any paperwork or lab results from your GP, if possible. This applies to your first Cold Laser Therapy and Electro-Acupuncture, Wellness Assessment and Healing Diet and Herbal Prescription treatments.

For all other treatments or follow-up appointments it is fine to arrive at the appointment time. You do not need to bring anything with you.

Drinking extra water throughout the day after a treatment is suggested to help clear out any toxins that have been released from the body.

After a Muscle and Myofascial Release, it is recommended to stretch any prior tight muscles to further solidify the effects of the treatment.
All treatments are suitable for children, except for Face and Neck Sculpting.
Healing Diet and Herbal Prescription and Cognitive Reprogramming treatments are available online via Skype or Facetime and results will be emailed or posted to you.

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Far infrared therapy (FIR) is the frequency of invisible light that is generated naturally by the sun. FIR therapy is a type of low energy therapy that takes advantage of the heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum to make it the most penetrating in our tissues.

When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body) these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gasses and other toxic materials to be released to further detox the body. They also give a deeper penetration of heat than conventional heat sources.

Infrared therapy can enhance blood circulation, pain relief, wound healing and improve the transport rate of biochemical compounds. It is especially helpful for injuries, muscles aches, back pain, neuralgia, arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a safe, non-heating form of Low Level Laser Therapy. It is a Class 3B laser that uses red and near infra-red light frequencies of 808 nm and 650 nm.

This light has been shown in studies to reduce inflammation and pain, while improving soft tissue healing and blood circulation. PBM penetrates 3 to 5cm into the skin and this may activate our mitochondria to reduce oxidative stress and increase cell metabolism and repair.

PBM has no known side-effects, although if used inappropriately for an excess amount of time it may cause slight burning or blistering. Goggles are worn at all times when device is in use for extra protection of the eyes. PBM is for cosmetic use only in treatments.

PEMF stands for ‘Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency.’ The PEMF machine emits bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation (the same, safe low amount that our cells naturally use to communicate between each other) to heal damaged tissues, relieve pain, improve immune function, harmonise negative emotions, boost circulation and much more.

PEMF machines work in conjunction with the body’s own recovery processes to relieve pain by restoring cell’s ability to function efficiently to re-align the electric potential of our cells.

PEMF machines were originally developed by NASA and are FDA approved with over sixty years of clinical success and are completely safe. PEMF is NOT the same as high frequency and dangerous EMFs that emerge from electronic devices.

PEMF therapy is used for an average of ten minutes for each part of the body needed.
The BioMat used at Modern Healing contains genuine germanium, tourmaline and jade stones that are heated to release healthy far infrared (the deepest penetrating infrared) and negative ions to encourage cell metabolism, detox the body, promote blood circulation, relieve pain and boost the immune system.

These Eastern medicine therapies all stimulate blood flow to the muscles while relaxing them, reduces areas of pain, and releases toxins built up in the muscles.

Moxa uses mugwort, a spongy herb, that is placed on top of an acupuncture needle and then burned, stimulating the effect of the needle. Cupping uses glass cups that are heated and then glided across the back, while gua sha is a scraping technique that can also release trigger points and knots in the muscles.

Acupuncture began in China over 3,000 years ago. It is the use of needles on acupuncture points (points where electro-magnetic energy run throughout the body). There are over 600 acupuncture points in the body that run along electro-magnetic channels, called meridians.

Acupuncture aims at harmonizing imbalanced energy before it manifests physically in the body. It specifically works on refining mental patterns of the subconscious, balancing the body’s chakras (main energy centres), boosting the body’s natural electro-magnetic field and immune system, while regulating the flow of biophotons from DNA. In general, acupuncture treatments also stimulate the release of endorphins (your ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters). Acupuncture has been found to:
  • Stimulate the body’s natural electrical current
  • Aid in pain relief
  • Increase the production of neurotransmitters
  • Improve organ function
  • Reduce inflammation & blood pressure
  • Increase blood flow & lymphatic drainage
  • Reduce stress
  • Regulate mood disorders
The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes that there are more than 40 different types of disease, which can be effectively treated through Acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with many conditions such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Obesity
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Acne
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Electro-acupuncture is a modern form of acupuncture that trains the body to use its own self-healing techniques. After acupuncture needles are inserted to the correct depth, electrodes connect the needles to an electroacupuncture machine that emits specific low frequencies similar to the normal electrical output between cells in the body.

This extra boost of electricity resonates with the body’s natural current to increase the electrical output of damaged cells, enhance normal cell function and improve mitochondria dysfunction. This induces a natural current flow in the tissues, increasing blood flow to the area, stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells, and allowing the cells in the damaged area to repair themselves.

Electro-acupuncture particularly helps patients with suffering from:
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Stroke (Post-stroke treatment)
  • Sciatica
  • Neurological disease
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Scar tissue
  • Chronic diseases
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune disease
  • General health and longevity

You will feel a low electrical current alternating between needles. This typically feels like a slight pulsating rhythm similar to the feeling of a TENS machine for 10-20 minutes. Electro-acupuncture is safe and provides no discomfort.
No. Anyone over the age of 75, pregnant, epileptic or has a pacemaker should not try electro-acupuncture. However, regular acupuncture is regarded as safe.
Most clients experience no side-effects. Occasionally, a very slight bruise may occur at the site of the acupuncture needle due to the needle’s proximity to nearby small blood vessels. This typically goes away within a day or two. Rarely, clients may experience slight nausea or light-headedness after a treatment.
Acupuncture treatments used as preventative care should typically be given once every 3–4 weeks. For those with a particular condition (pain, heart disease, etcetera) every 1–2 weeks acupuncture is suggested until symptoms lessen.
Once the needles are in place the patient is left to relax for 20–40 minutes. An average treatment is about an hour. Initial treatments take about 90 minutes.
Yes. All acupuncture needles are brand new, individually packaged and sterilised. They are disposed of after each treatment.

Acupuncture needles are very thin, about the width of a hair. They are inserted superficially into the skin. It is common to feel a tingling or heavy sensation once the needle is in as energy arrives at that point.

Occasionally, a patient may feel a slight pinch on more sensitive areas of the body, but that feeling quickly goes away once the needle is inserted.
High-powered magnets, light therapy and acu-aromatherapy can be used instead of acupuncture needles if you prefer this form of treatment.

Acupuncture releases endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter. It is common after a treatment to feel less stressed and ‘lighter,’ no matter what condition was treated with acupuncture. Since acupuncture harmonises energy in the body, sometimes after a treatment clients can feel an emotional release or slightly light-headed and sleepy. This is a good sign that energies are being shifted in the body.

Since acupuncture works to harmonise a dysfunctional cells and damaged electrical output in cells, effects may occur in a slow increase of improvement over the course of a few days, or even over the course of a few treatments before improvement of symptoms are felt.

While most people feel a marked improvement after an acupuncture treatment, some may feel temporarily slightly worse before feeling better. This is called the “healing crisis,” which results if an acupuncture treatment stirs up previous ailments that had been dormant while the body is making changes to improve health. This is thought of a good thing, as it is very temporary and a sign that the treatment is re-awakening the body’s self healing capabilities and resolving deeper past ailments that also need to be healed.
Chakra Acupuncture is a type of acupuncture treatment available, if requested, that harmonises imbalanced energy in the chakras and refines mental patterns of the subconscious and boosts the immune system.

GP visits typically last an average of seven minutes, and that may also be after waiting weeks for an appointment. Patients are also encouraged to only report one symptom at a time. A Wellness Assessment is a full 60-minute assessment using integrative medicine examine and gain the full picture of a client’s health.

A Wellness Assessment does not replace a GP visit, but if or when the client does visit their GP in the future they will have a better idea of what is important to mention, along with an insight as to which tests they may need to have done.

No, further lab tests are done through the GP. The goal of the Wellness Assessment is to help provide a client with a clearer picture on their health, and provide them with any information that they can they bring up with their GP.

This is why client’s will receive their results so that if they wish to seek further care under a GP they can hand them the details of the assessment to help guide them on which further testing is needed.
The 60-minute Wellness Assessment provides a detailed intake, integrative physical examination and consultation. The 30-minute Wellness Assessment is a shortened assessment that includes a detailed intake and a shortened form of the integrative physical examination.
It is recommended to complete the entire Cognitive Reprogramming program, which typically takes between five and ten sessions, depending on the client’s needs.
It is up to the client how often each session occurs. However, to keep the momentum going on each session it is recommended to have a session every one to three weeks until the program in finished.

Cognitive Reprogramming is for anyone at any stage of his or her life. It looks in greater detail the different areas of wellness in your life and how you may want to improve or change them. These areas include: mental, emotional, social, environmental, physical and spiritual wellness.

Often times, patients are strong is some areas of wellness in their lives, without realising that other areas of wellness could be improved and thorough techniques on how to make the changes one is looking for in their life.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are all types of therapies that are aimed at helping a client change the way they think and behave naturally, without the use of medication.
Tendon Myositis Syndrome (TMS) is the physical representation of pain in the body at particular points that are connected to specific unconscious emotions in the body.

Medical Guided Imagery is a modern form of healing the body through the mind. The patient is taught specific, visual and breathing healing meditations for their condition, as well as an overall balancing and relaxing meditation for the body.

Guided imagery allows the patient to relax a bit deeper than a regular meditation and allows the subconscious to become more open to accepting positive affirmations or beliefs. It includes both self-hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques. Self-hypnosis creates a physical response in the body to certain affirmations and visualisations, while NLP creates a chemical response in the body, which help the Medical Guided Imagery to improve mental, emotional and physical health.

Mindfulness is a simple meditation that focuses solely on your breath as it flows into your body; and observing your thoughts and how you feel in your body in the present moment.

Our diet is vital to our health. Studies have shown that one in five deaths are associated with poor diet, and even the World Health Organisation admits that most major, chronic diseases are diet related (like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dental disease and cancer). Diet may slow the progression or even reverse the disease in many cases.

There are certain foods and herbs that correspond better to healing the body with particular health ailments than others, which is why it is important to have a personalised healing diet and supplement plan consulted with a professional.
It is recommended that clients have their diet reviewed every one to three months to review any adjustments that need to be made as symptoms or lifestyles change.
Natural Biohacking is the practice of changing our body’s chemistry and physiology through specific diet, herbs and supplements that energize and enhance our health.
Slight ‘sha’ marks (tiny broken capillaries) may occur after this treatment for 1-2 days due to the treatment releasing the tight fascia and enhancing blood circulation. This is a natural occurrence in the healing process.

The effects of a Face and Neck Sculpting treatment can be seen after just one treatment. The facial muscles will be looser and the skin will feel much softer and tighter. The exact effects and how long it lasts depends on age and lifestyle.

Unfortunately, our skin is constantly being bombarded with potentially damaging things and the natural progression of aging, which means that this treatment, although powerful, will likely be needed every few weeks to a few months to maintain results.

Typically, for men and women over 35, a Face and Neck Sculpting treatment for maintenance purposes is recommended once a month. For those between the ages of 20 and 35, it is recommended every 2 months. This treatment is not recommended for anyone under 20.
Men should come with a clean, shaved face. Women should come with a make-up free, washed face.
Cryotherapy is the use of cold on the skin in order to boost cell rejuvenation and collagen and reduce inflammation. Modern Healing uses gentle cryotherapy with a temperature at 5°C to allow the skin to also absorb the nutrients of the MH organics herbal blends and still obtain the benefits of light therapy on the skin.

Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support the muscles. Myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in "trigger points," which are related to stiff areas within the myofascial tissue.

During Myofascial Release Therapy, the trigger points are located that are restricting muscle and joint movements, which contributes to widespread muscle pain. Through the use of gua sha, cupping, PEMF therapy and infrared therapy these trigger points of the myofascia and muscle layers are released and become less restricted and less stiff so that pain eases and circulation flows better to boost oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area.

Slight ‘sha’ marks (tiny broken capillaries) may occur after this treatment for 1-2 days due the treatment releasing the tight fascia and enhancing blood circulation. This is a natural occurrence in the healing process.

Due to the release of tight muscles, the muscles may feel a little sore for a day or two. This is a good indication that the muscles are releasing the build-up of toxic lactic acid and the body is adjusting to improved circulation in the area.
Please drink lots of water after the treatment to help flush out any toxins released during the treatment. Try to keep the skin covered from cold water or cold wind. Stretching can help further loosen the muscles.

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