Did you know that 13.6 million Australians currently enjoy the ease of mind that comes with having private health insurance? This insurance not only covers the essentials, but also extras like dental, vision, physiotherapy, podiatry and mental health therapy. And yet, it can be a bit confusing to determine exactly what’s included and what you can or can’t claim on your insurance.

For instance, not all kinds of private health insurance policies cover traditional treatments like acupuncture, herbal medicine and remedial massage. When you consider that nearly three million Australians visit acupuncturists and other kinds of Chinese medicine practitioners every year, it’s worth understanding whether your private health insurance covers these treatments.


Do you have health insurance that covers acupuncture?

In recent years, traditional Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular in the West as people seek alternatives to generic pharmacy medications like pain-killers – this is where the question of insurance cover comes in.

While most traditional Chinese medicine isn’t covered by Medicare, acupuncture might be covered by your insurance if your acupuncturist is also a qualified GP. However, if you have a private health insurance “extras” policy, there’s every chance you’re eligible to claim a rebate from acupuncture treatment.

If you’re looking for health insurance that covers acupuncture, it’s crucial that you read the fine print of the policy carefully, and get confirmation by asking your potential insurer directly: “Does this health insurance cover me for acupuncture?”.


Book acupuncture treatment at Eastern Therapies

At Eastern Therapies, our team of friendly and committed acupuncturists at our Bondi and Sydney CBD clinics are fully qualified and highly experienced in tailored acupuncture treatments that cater for your specific condition. You can also visit us for personalised massage therapy, myotherapy and other natural health treatments.

Please don’t hesitate to book an appointment today, and we’ll be happy to help.