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Conditions we treat

Fee and rebate
Conditions    Face nose ear and eye    Non-allergic (Vasomotor) rhinitis

Non-allergic (Vasomotor) rhinitis

Overview

Non-allergic/Vasomotor rhinitis involves chronic sneezing or a congested, drippy nose with no apparent cause. The symptoms are similar to those of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), but none of the usual evidence of an allergic reaction is present.

 

Treatment options

Saline nasal wash and various nasal sprays are recommended therapy.

 

Acupuncture

Our acupuncture treatment specifically aims at the inflammation of the mucosa. By direct stimulation of the sphenopalatine nerve ganglion (SGP) on the face, the inflammation of nasal mucosa settled down quickly. Clinical researches showed over 30% improvement in ventilation.

 

Treatment objects and protocol

The goal is to achieve long term remission of rhinitis. The initial treatment cycle is 6 sessions, which are delivered over 3-4 weeks. Most patients have significant relief after the first treatment.

 

Fee

1st and 2nd treatments: $ 250

3rd to 6th treatments: $200

 

Medicare rebate: $107.25 

Total out-of-pock cost (6 sessions): $ 656.5

 

*Patients are encouraged to contact Medicare for Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN). 80% rebate of out-of-pocket fees may be claimed when the threshold is reached. The out-of-pocket cost may be as low as $132. 

http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-EMSN1Jan2020