1 Bangalow Rd, Ballina

Dominic Fallini Acupuncture

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Help?

My response is, during or after every Acupuncture treatment we aim to see an improvement. Depending on the circumstances it may be a 15% improvement up to 100%.  I identify specific ways we can measure your progress and explain the changes we expect to see. If after the first 3 treatments you are not feeling the desired progress, I will communicate that I may not be the health practitioner for you and we can discuss other options.

Do you need to believe in Acupuncture for it to work?

The short answer is ‘No’.


Acupuncture is one of many therapeutic techniques featured in Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years. It continues to stand the test of time. This is because Chinese medicine is effective and versatile.


For example, in England acupuncture is advised as a first line of treatment in the early management of lower back pain in adults, as well as several types of headaches. This comes from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), who provide guidance to the Department of Health. The conclusion is, a combination of clinical science expertise and the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.

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Acupuncture and dry needling, are they the same?

No, acupuncture and dry needling are vastly different.


In order to gain acupuncture registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), an acupuncturist must complete a Bachelor degree, or higher program, that educates in both biomedical and traditional Chinese medicine approaches to health and disease. The substantial training and education an acupuncturist undertakes means you are in safe hands.


If you are currently receiving any treatment that involves acupuncture needles, make sure to ask the practitioner, ‘are you a qualified acupuncturist?’

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What is Qi or energy?

Ju Yi, W, defines Qi as, ‘the smallest functional unit in any environment, in living creatures and in the organs”. In essence, acupuncturists are the gardener for the patient’s Qi landscape.


M, Nakano, ‘Qi builds when there is interaction. It is also about vibration of energy. In Japanese this is called Hado – in English perhaps the best term is resonance. It is about how things resonate, or vibrate, with each other. Treatment is helping bring the body back into balance, helping yin and yang communicate in a conscious way.’




“A common factor to everything would be ENERGY. Physics tell us that everything is energy, even what we consider solid matter is actually energy. All life functions are based on energy interactions. Energy interactions are the hidden dimension at the core of any perceivable physiological function. In all of the above areas, well being is the result of energy balance. Any disturbance of that balance produces either over or under activity, which manifests as a problem”. Dr. Ibrahim Karim

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Dominic Fallini

Accredited Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner




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Accredited Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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