Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Acupunture


Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years. Acupuncture is an alternative means that can be utilised for a variety of ailments.

 

Acupuncture can be used to treat common disorders such as, high blood pressure, colitis, stress, constipation, allergies, menopause, addictions, anxiety, depression, muscular aches and pain, back pain, headaches, asthma, and diabetes.


 


 


Acupuncture is a practise that utilises stimulation to acupuncture points on the body


The premise is that inserting the needle into the various points stimulates and causes a release of hormones and chemicals within the body, alleviates pain, eases the nervous system and causes the endocrine to run at optimal health levels.

 

Insertion of needles causes the endorphins to be released into the system giving the body a natural pain killer. This stimulates the regulatory system and a natural healing response can be achieved. The outcome is relaxation, calmness of the mind and body, improvement of circulation, a decrease of inflammation, pain relief and an improvement of the immune system.


 


 


Acupuncture is a principle not a technique


For this reason there are many ways to stimulate the points. Electro- stimulation, laser beams, or pressure massage. The standard of acupuncture does not change, just the method.

 

After taking an extensive history, the practitioner will decide on the most appropriate course of treatment. In addition to Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, the practitioner may also use Moxibustion (the warming of acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), dietary or lifestyle advice, and may recommend gentle exercise (tai chi) or breathing (qi gong) techniques.

 

A course of acupuncture treatment is generally considered to be between 8 - 10 treatments. This varies considerably depending on how long the condition has been present. With both Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, the longer the problem has existed, the greater the duration of the treatment. It would not be unexpected for a chronic condition to require treatment with Chinese Herbs over the course of many months.


Acupuncture needles are extremely small, in-fact they are 25-40 times smaller than a hypodermic needle.

 

Although Oriental medicine can treat most conditions, there are circumstances that can be dealt with more effectively by Western medicine. In such cases, we will recommend you contact your doctor. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine should be seen as complementary to Western medicine.


Most clients find their treatment relaxing and calming. Make your acupuncture treatment today.

 

We offer two unique Acupuncture styles that only few Acupuncturists in New Zealand practice.

Tans balance method

 

Tung’s Style