Important Information regarding COVID-19 and conditions of booking.
COVID-19 BOOKING CONDITIONS
In order to look after the health and safety of others attending this clinic as well as your own, please read the following:
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to ANY of the following screening questions then please do not come into the clinic:
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19? (subject to being certified by a medical health professional as fully recovered)
- Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19, or someone who has been in direct contact with a confirmed case, in the last 14 days?
- Have you had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days?
- – Fever greater than 38°C
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Are you currently experiencing fever over 38°C, difficulty breathing, cough or loss of sense of smell or taste?
- If you can answer yes to any of these questions, please do not attend this clinic. If you have any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu then please contact your GP and arrange to be tested for Covid-19.
Once a booking has been accepted by Chinese Medical and Manual Therapy, the client will have entered into an agreement to have treatment or attend classes, based on these Terms and Conditions. The fee will be deemed due accordingly. The term “treatment” is used for sessions of all therapies and/or classes detailed on this website.PAYMENT
Payment for treatment is due in full either in advance or at the end of your session. Online and contactless payment options are available via paywave at the clinic.
If for any reason you cancel a treatment with less than 24 hours’ notice, the full treatment or class fee price remains payable for the reserved time slot. This fee is payable within 7 days or at the next session, whichever is earlier.
Should you run late for an appointment, your practitioner may not be available beyond the time slot reserved for you, and in some cases, it may not be feasible to start the session. If at all possible, please inform your practitioner of any delay. Your session may be cancelled if they have not heard from you within 15 minutes of the agreed appointment time.
While treatments and classes offered at Chinese Medical and Manual Therapy aim to address your health concerns, it cannot replace the care of a General Practitioner. We recommend that you consult a GP regarding any conditions for which you are seeking treatment(s) if you have any major concerns about your condition.
During your initial consultation or before your first class you should inform your practitioner of any medical conditions you have and those you have suffered in the past, and provide updates at subsequent sessions if any of the discussed aspects change. It is your responsibility to check with your medical practitioner in case you suffer from a condition and/or are in doubt whether to have treatment.
CONSENT FOR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT
As a Acupuncture New Zealand (AcNZ) registered acupuncturist and ACC treatment provider, I have agreed to follow the AcNZ Code of Professional Ethics, as well as the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights.
Purpose of Treatment: The purpose of the treatment is to address your condition, i.e. the reason you are seeking treatment. Acupuncture is a healthcare service that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Nature of Treatment: Your treatment may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, electric stimulation, acupressure, Tui Na (Chinese medical Manual Therapy), Gua Sha (dermal friction), Infra-Red (heat lamps), therapeutic exercises and dietary counseling based on the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.
Risks of Treatment: Before commencing treatment please be aware that there are associated risks. Although practitioners cannot anticipate all of the possible risks and complications that may arise with each individual case, you should be aware that the side effects outlined below may occur. If there are particular risks that apply to your case, your practitioner will discuss these with you.
Acupuncture is a safe method of treatment, but it may have side effects including: bruising, minor bleeding, numbness or tingling at or near the needle site, which may last a few days. You may also experience some muscle soreness and petechiae (due to cupping or gua sha), which may also last a few days. Drowsiness may occur in a small number of patients, and if affected, you are advised not to drive. In a small percentage of patients, nausea can occur and symptoms may become worse before they improve. Please advise your acupuncturist if worsening symptoms continue for more than 2 days. Potential but unlikely risks of acupuncture includes fainting, spontaneous miscarriage, nerve damage, and organ puncture. Infection is another possible risk, however since this clinic uses only sterilized, disposable needles while maintaining a clean and safe environment, this is unlikely. Burns and scarring are potential risks of using moxibustion. I understand I may stop treatment at any time.
CONSENT FOR MANUAL THERAPY
By making this booking you are confirming that you understand and agree to the following:
I understand that Manual Therapy may provide benefits for certain conditions but results are not guaranteed. These benefits may include relief of muscular tension, relaxation, reduction in the symptoms of stress-related conditions and provision of general wellbeing.
I understand that Manual Therapy therapy may produce side effects such as muscle soreness, mild bruising, increased awareness of areas of pain and light-headedness amongst other possible temporary outcomes.
I am aware that the therapist does not diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications nor physically manipulate the spine or its immediate articulations.
The therapist understands that I have the right to question procedures used and to receive an explanation of any procedures that the therapist performs.
I will tell the therapist about any discomfort I may experience during the therapy session and understand that the therapy will be adjusted accordingly
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
During your treatment consultation you will provide relevant personal information relevant to maintaining our patient-practitioner relationship and used for tailoring your treatment. This information will be kept confidential, and will be stored securely and maintained accurately by updating it as advised by you.
You may occasionally receive information and updates from Chinese Medical and Manual Therapy. Your information won’t be disclosed to others and you will have the option to opt out of communications.
Chinese Medical and Manual Therapy reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting new terms and conditions on this site.
Kerry has a clinic space at
Village Medical Centre in Milford.
2a Dodson Ave, Milford, North Shore.
Carparking is on Street and the clinic space is up some stairs on the first floor.
I had a sore shoulder, elbow and arm for a number of months. I eventually saw a chiropractor who manipulated me along with using acupuncture. After around six weeks I was still not getting any relief and stopped treatment.
My doctor suggested that my elbow was ‘tennis elbow’ and suggested limiting use. He had no answer for my other aches and pains. Then I remembered that a business associate who had a similar ongoing shoulder issue had seen someone who they thought worked miracles. I asked them for details and days later was in seeing Kerry.
Initially I thought that Kerry’s treatment was kind of strange. I couldn’t believe that something so gentle could actually be helping, but after the very first treatment I did notice a positive change. I kept seeing Kerry for a number of weeks and before long my shoulder, elbow and arm were back to normal.
I can’t thank Kerry enough for his help, nor can I recommend him enough to others that may feel let down by conventional medicine.
Thank you Kerry!
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