Health care provided by doctors and allied health workers can be complemented with natural therapies such as herbal medicine, dietary education and nutritional medicine, relaxation, acupuncture and massage therapies.Often used in conjunction with Western-style medicine, counselling, psychotherapy social support and advocacy, Complementary therapies have a broad cross-cultural appeal and can help in the relief of chronic pain, somatised pain, anxiety, fatigue, and a number of other health issues.
A number of Complementary Therapies are becoming available at subsidised rates or free of charge for clients of refugee backgrounds as well as people who are asylum seekers in Australia. As they become available we will list them here.
- Acupuncture – Free acupuncture (up to 6 sessions) are offered to Asylum Seeker and Refugee Clients through the Prickle Community Acupuncture Program. More information and Referral form.