Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treatments are available by appointment only. 

To make an appointment, simply use the form below. 

Appointments are held at Karina's Prahran Clinic. 

Payments are to be made at the time of the appointment, preferably by card.  


With the recent update to Stage 4 Restrictions in Melbourne, face-to-face Chinese Medicine treatments are no longer available in line with Government policy. Online consultations are still available and can be booked online.

Thanks for your support and understanding at this time, Karina x


Australian Yoga Academy Clinic

42 Clifton Street, Prahran, Victoria, 3181

Ph: 0400 708 230


Frequently asked questions

Is Acupuncture Painful?

The needles we use for acupuncture are incredibly thin and smooth, and should not be painful. The sensations felt during acupuncture will vary from person to person and are sometimes described as "spreading", "dull ache", or even a low grade "buzzing" sensation.

What is Cupping and Moxibustion?

Cupping is a method of applying glass cups to the surface of the body to create a vacuum in order to stimulate the circulation of blood and fluid through that tissue. This can be a great method of helping to clear toxins, and shift old chronic pain. Moxibustion is a method of applying herbal heat to the body, either indirecly just above the skin, or through the acupuncture needle. This is a great method of warming the body, and helping to stimulate the circulation of blood.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the nature of what is being treated, and the history of that health condition, a minimum of four treatments will usually be recommended followed by a review.

Can I claim Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine on my private health insurance?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is covered by most private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.

Are Chinese Medicine treatments covered by Medicare?

Unfortunately in Australia, Chinese Medicine treatments are not covered by Medicare.


AYA Clinic, 42 Clifton St, Prahran Victoria, 3181

Ph: +61400 708 230


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Karina Smith

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Prahran

Yin Yoga Teacher, Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Educator

Servicing Prahran and surrounding suburbs including: Caulfield North, Richmond, South Yarra, St Kilda East, Toorak and Windsor.


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