"We Offer Gentle, Safe & Effective Pain Relief & Help With Many Disorders"
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of medicine which has been used in China for the needles last 3000 years. Its effectiveness is now accepted in various countries including New Zealand, especially as more people in our society dislike taking medical drugs.
Acupuncture aims at treating the person, along with the disease. This means that the acupuncturists look at the patient as a whole finds the cause of the illness and the imbalance in the body causing it.
I have a reputation amongst my clients, both in New Zealand and in China for being Gentle. Many needle-phobic people comment on what pleasant experience acupuncture is and others have said that my acupuncture treatments are the least painful they have experienced.
Only high quality sterilized needles are used. Each needle is disposed after use and treatment will only be undertaken with fresh needles.
Skin penetration procedures are in line with the NZ Health Department Guidelines.
As a member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists Inc. strict adherence to our Code of Ethics is ensured.
During my twenty years of clinical experience I have help many people with various disorders get back into the workforce and have improved the quality of life for many people.
Treatment by acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into a few carefully selected points on the body. The number of needles used varies from two to three to ten or more, and they are left in place for an average of twenty minutes. The total number of treatments required depends on the patient and the condition being treated.
A typical treatment may include moxibustion (warming of the acupuncture needles), acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine and dietary advice and/or Chinese remedial exercise.
There is no age limit for treatment. It is important to advise the practitioner if you are pregnant but pregnancy does not preclude acupuncture or its benefits. Babies and children may be treated with acupressure in lieu of the use of needles.y`1
Most new patients are amazed how painless acupuncture can be. However, when the correct stimulus of the needle has been obtained the patient may feel so heaviness, distension, tingling or electric sensation around the needle or travelling up or down the affected energy pathway (or meridian).
Acupuncture changes the state of energy of the body and affects nerve and blood vessels as well as the tone within the muscles. For this reason, it is best to avoid heavy physical labour following a treatment. Avoidance of alcohol is also recommended.
Otherwise no specials precautions are necessary. Occasionally patients may notice a brief worsening of the symptoms of the condition prior to an improvement. More commonly there is relief from the first or second treatment and this is consolidated with progressive treatments.