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Point of Health

Point of Health

Show Phone Number200 Eccleston Crescent, Kleve Hill Park Bryanston, Sandton, Gauteng, 2151South Africa
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:30
Sunday
Prices from R 386 - Enquire for a fast quote from Point of Health. 10 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Acupuncturist Consultation R 450 - R 590
Fertility Acupuncture R 450 - R 690
Dry Needling R 380 - R 450
Acupressure R 450
Auricular Acupuncture R 450 - R 590
Electro-Acupuncture R 450 - R 590
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About Point of Health

Point of Health founded by Dr Coucoumbros offers Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and auricula Acupuncture. This practice does not offer surgical procedures or laser therapy .  Dr Coucoumbros is fully qualified Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and is registered with Allied Health Profession Council of South Africa.  Although Dr Coucoumbros treats as a general practitioner in Chinese medicine, she has particular interests in fertility, pain management, gastrointestinal disorders, addictions and stress and lifestyle management.  

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from 10 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Point of Health

"I was very impressed"
5 50Reviewed 19 Jul 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Fertility Acupuncture
I was very impressed, the level of professionalism and the doctor made me feel very comfortable throught the process.
Total Amount Paid R 599
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Pearl South Africa
"Price was good"
2.9 50Reviewed 25 Apr 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation
Only had one treatment, but will go back for more during the course of this year. Price was good R690 and thereafter R450 per visit.
Total Amount Paid R 70021
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Gina Fourways
"Would recommend"
4 50Reviewed 18 Feb 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation
The doctor is patient and has a good bedside manner. Takes time to explain. And the treatment thus far may be alleviating my issues. Would recommend.
Total Amount Paid R 589
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Charmaine Sandton
"Very professional and effective"
5 50Reviewed 21 Jan 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation
The treatment was very professional and effective.
Total Amount Paid R 812
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Tyron Edenvale Gauteng
"Happy"
4.8 50Reviewed 15 Jan 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation
I am happy with consultation.
Total Amount Paid R 599
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Anonymous South Africa
"Treatment went well"
4.1 50Reviewed 06 Jan 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation
Dr Coucoumbros is great and the treatment went well.
Treated By: Samantha Total Amount Paid R 457
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Shayne Johannesburg
"Highly professional"
5 50Reviewed 26 Oct 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Acupuncturist Consultation,Acupuncturist Consultation
Dr Sam is highly professional and caring. I will be going back to her practice.
Total Amount Paid R 436
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Jan Johannesburg
"Good and reasonable"
5 50Reviewed 04 Apr 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Auricular Acupuncture
Treatment was good. Price also good and reasonable.
Total Amount Paid R 533
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Candice Johannesburg
"Went well"
4.6 50Reviewed 22 Mar 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Fertility Acupuncture
It went well.
Total Amount Paid R 436
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Andiswa Johannesburg
"Very caring and friendly"
4.6 50Reviewed 16 Jul 2012 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Cosmetic Acupuncture
sinus, headaches, spastic colon and cosmetic acupuncture

I am pleased with the results. Cost R430.00 per session Dr Sam Coucoumbros is a very caring and friendly person and ensures results. Treated a variety of symptoms, sinus, headaches, spastic colon and cosmetic acupuncture with good results.
Total Amount Paid R 335
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Janet Bryanston, Johannesburg
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Accreditations

  • AHPCSA - The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 

Provides

Acupuncture

Herbalism

Holistic Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Premises

Parking - Adequate parking outside premises

Accessible to disabled people - However toilets are upstairs

Public transport access - Via taxi

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps - Excepting tolets facilities which are upstairs

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy - Herbal medicines

Clinic Services

Text message reminders

Home visits - If urgent

Open 24 hours

Open weekends - On Saturdays by prior booking

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Acupuncture

R 450 - R 590
Acupuncturist Consultation (1 hour)

Acupuncture is medical system which originated in China and dates back over 2500 years. In the west, it is often believed that acupuncture is the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Although it is a highly effectively procedure, it is a subsidiary component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A qualified TCM doctor will be the best person to decide which treatment is indicated based on TCM diagnostics.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, single use, stainless steel needles into specific points in the body which re-establish health, by rectifying the bodies own self healing mechanisms. Needles are left in for approximately 25 minutes. Each session the doctor assesses changes that have occurred and a new point prescription is used. Depending in the presenting condition, patients generally receive a course of acupuncture treatments. 

R 450 - R 590
Auricular Acupuncture (1 hour)

Auricular acupuncture involves the insertion of very short and thin ear press needles, usually shorter than 1mm into certain points in the ear, to treat various disorders. These needles are taped down and remain in the ear for up to a week so that the patient can experience continual benefit from the stimulation. This is generally a pain free treatment, and if anything the patient may experience a slight prick when the ear press needle is inserted. Tiny seeds are also used as an alternative to the ear press needles which are also taped into the ear. Theoretically the Chinese mapped out the entire body into the ear and so the doctor is able to treat the neck for example by placing and ear press needle into the neck region of the ear. Auricular acupuncture is particularly effective in treating addictions and cravings and has become an increasingly popular form of treatment in addiction centres around the world.

R 450 - R 590
Electro-Acupuncture (1 hour)

Electro-acupuncture allows the doctor to stimulate the acupuncture points to achieve a more tonifying or stronger treatment than with just acupuncture needles alone. Small electrodes are placed onto the ends of the acupuncture needles, and a pulse is sent through them. The pulse is turned up very gradually to a level that the patient is comfortable with. This technique may only be used on certain points and in certain circumstances. Your doctor will be able to advice you on this.

R 450 - R 690
Fertility Acupuncture (1 hour 30 mins)

Dr Coucoumbros is particularly involved in and interested in fertility and gynaecological issues. Chinese Medicine treatment for fertility is non-invasive. It involves the prescription of individualized herbal formulae, acupuncture, relaxation exercises, as well as lifestyle and dietary guidance. Herbal medicine is taken daily and the patient is required to return for weekly, fortnightly or monthly acupuncture treatments. Research suggests an increased numbers of live births among IVF patients receiving acupuncture, than those not. Interestingly a number of IVF clinics in the America consider acupuncture a standard treatment for their IVF patients.

General Practice

R 380 - R 590
Addiction Specialist Consultation

Persons attempting to discontinue use of addictive substances generally experience a certain level of discomfort and unease. Depending on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms may include anxiety, sweating, fever, body aches and pains, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, nausea, vomiting, gastric discomfort, cravings to name a few. Acupuncture and in particular auricular acupuncture has been shown to be effective in assisting the addict to progress through the recovery process more smoothly by helping to reduce cravings and ease levels of discomfort from these above mentioned symptoms.

 It has become common place in addiction clinics across the United States, China and Europe to use acupuncture as part of the recovery treatment protocol. It is important to note that while acupuncture is an invaluable tool in the recovery process, it should always be used in conjunction and with the 12 step program and other psychological /psychiatric interventions for the more heavy substance abusers. An integrative therapeutic approach is essential for successful recovery.

 In addittion to acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is useful for correcting imbalances within the body that have occurred from long term substance abuse. Continual use of alcohol, tobacco or narcotics tends to deplete the yin or add heat to the body and the nourishing or clearing thereof is vital to re-establish health and vitality. The benefit of Chinese herbal medicine is that it is non addictive and has no unwanted side effects provided the practitioner has diagnosed and prescribed accurately.

Acupuncture is usually administered once weekly for a month for smoking cessation. For harder substance withdrawals and case dependant, often daily acupuncture is necessary until unwanted withdrawal symptoms are under control. Thereafter treatment is reduced and eventually phased out.

R 450 - R 590
Dietician Consultation

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~ Thomas Edison

Food is not merely something we consume for enjoyment and to fill ourselves up with. It should be a fundamental consideration for any disease prevention and resolution, and is arguably the most important elixir for the body and its health.

During a consultation, the patient is thoroughly questioned and examined. Once the doctor has obtained all the necessary information a pinpointed diagnosis is made according to the Chinese medicine differential diagnostic system. This means that every patient is viewed as an individual, and can never present or have the exact same diagnosis as another person because disease manifests in different way depending on each individual’s unique constitutional makeup. Based on this diagnosis the doctor is then to able recommended specific foods to avoid or eat to facilitate healing and re-establish health within the body.

Chinese medicine places significant importance on the various flavours and temperature qualities of food. Temperatures include heating, cooling, warming, drying and moistening. Flavours include sweet, sour, pungent, salty and bitter. These flavours and temperatures have certain therapeutic or harmful effects on the various organ systems depending on the individual’s constitutional makeup and differential diagnosis, and so correct Chinese medicine nutritional guidance is highly beneficial towards correcting underlying imbalances and alleviating disease processes. Large emphasis on correct nutrition should always be addressed on the journey towards health.

R 450
Smoking Cessation Consultation

Please refer to information in the "addiction specialist consulation" section.

R 380 - R 590
Women's Health Consultation

Chinese Medicine is particularly good in treating women's' health.  Issues treated include no periods, heavy periods, no ovulation, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fertility issues, menopause, painful periods to name a few.

Physiotherapy

R 380 - R 450
Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique which involves the insertion of fine sterile needles into various trigger points and muscles in the body which causes the muscles to relax. It is widely used by physiotherapists and chiropractors and should not be confused with acupuncture which is an entirely different medical system altogether. Acupuncture points are chosen along channels based on Chinese Medicine diagnostics and theoretical applications. Points very are seldom targeted at one specific spot as with dry needling, as the body is interconnected and hence is treated as such.

Holistic Health

R 450
Acupressure

Although acupuncture for most is a very relaxing experience, it is not everyone’s cup of tea. For those with needle phobias or bleeding disorders, acupressure is a good alternative. Acupressure involves the gentle massage of acupoints along the meridians in order to achieve certain therapeutic results. It is also a good alternative for young children, who tend to much faster than adults to treatment.

R 450 - R 590
Holistic Health Consultation

Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine. Many people have come to define holistic as ‘natural’ or ‘alternative’. But, in fact, by definition, holistic means, ‘Characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole’. ~Oxford dictionary.

So it can be said that in the diagnoses and treatment of a patient, the Chinese Medicine draws from all factors both internal and external that contribute to the individual’s current state of health. The resulting diagnosis and treatment is therefore always unique to each individual as no two people can ever be exactly the same. A good example in clinic might present as follows. If you present with migraine, the Chinese medicine doctor doesn’t simply diagnose migraine and treat with one analgesic or pain killer for all patients with migraine. Instead the migraine is then sub-divided into various patters, like Liver yang rising, Liver qi stagnation, blood stagnation, blood deficiency to name just few.

This diagnosis is ascertained by assessing patient history as well as a multitude of accompanying signs and symptoms that may present, such as thirst and irritability, or perhaps dizziness and pale menses. With this information, the TCM doctor is able to formulate a symptom complex and make an individuated diagnosis and treatment. It is this pinpointed diagnostic system that makes Chinese medicine so effective.

Herbalism

R 450 - R 590
Herbalist Consultation

Chinese herbal medicine forms the major component of Chinese Medicine. Chinese Herbs are all imported from China.

The Materia Medica consists of thousands in individual herbs and hundreds of formulae. They are dispensed in pill, granular whole raw herbs.

Chinese herbs are very rarely dispensed individually, they should always form as part of a combined formula based on herbal formulations that have been documented and researched for millennia. Endangered species are never used and are illegal.

 People often enquire as to how quickly the herbs work. It is often assumed that herbal medicine or ‘alternative’ medicine takes too long to work especially with infections. This is not accurate; in fact the medicine works very rapidly due to the pinpointed diagnosis. Provided the diagnosis is correct and depending on the duration of your condition, results are usually quick. Furthermore the patient should not experience side effects if the correct formula is prescribed. Therefore is always advisable to be properly diagnosed before taking Chinese herbs, and to never share your herbs with someone you think has the same illness. This is because the seemingly same illness might have a completely different diagnosis in TCM.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

R 450 - R 590
Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation

Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system, and its efficacy has resulted in its continual use for thousands of years in clinics and hospitals worldwide. Chinese Medicine currently treats over 1.7 billion people and is completely incorporated into the health care system in China, Japan, and Taiwan. It is also recognized by the World Health Organization and is covered by all major medical aid companies in South Africa.

An initial consultation will take up to 1.5 hours. During this consultation the patient is questioned in detail about past and current health. The doctor also diagnoses according to pulse, tongue and observational techniques particular to Chinese Medicine. If required relevant blood tests will be ordered. Once a diagnosis is made the doctor will then suggest the appropriate treatment for the condition.

Some conditions are best treated with Chinese herbs, others respond well to acupuncture, cupping or moxibustion.It is always advisable to seek treatment from a properly qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner, who has had extensive training in the field. Acupuncture is generally studied over 3 years and Chinese Herbal Medicine over 5 years.

Facials and Makeup

R 450
Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the face. Treatment involves twice weekly treatments for 5 to 6 weeks for optimal results. Results to expect are increased tonicity, brighter and more radiant complexion and reduced fine lines.

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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome - Chinese Medicine is covered by medical aid in South Africa

Public Health Insurance - We are covered by medical aid provided you have a savings plan.

Dental Plans Accepted

Dr Samantha Coucoumbros

Job Title:
  Doctor
Specialisations:
  Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Languages:
  English
Biography:

Dr Coucoumbros is qualified as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. BSc (CHS), BCompMed (CMA).

She also has a degree in Psychology and Industrial Psychology. BSocSc.

Dr Coucoumbros is registered with Allied Health Proffesions Council of South Africa.

Show Phone Number200 Eccleston Crescent, Kleve Hill Park Bryanston, Sandton, Gauteng, 2151South Africa