Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions. Today it is widely known for its effectiveness in treating musculoskeletal injuries. Less well known, is its use in the treatment of respiratory, digestive, gynaecological and many other chronic conditions.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along pathways on the body that stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal, bring balance and restore wellbeing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine trained acupuncturists may also use moxibustion (the warming of acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), tuina (Chinese massage), cupping (the application of vacuum cups to the skin), electro acupuncture, making it a comprehensive treatment, and can additionally provide dietary and lifestyle advice.
At Consultancy House Clinic, our acupuncturist are registered with the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturist and are recognized by Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) as treatment providers. After a claim has been accepted by ACC you may choose to visit our acupuncturists for your treatment. It is not necessary to be referred by your GP, physiotherapist or other health provider. Because acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are a complete health care system, there is very little that does not benefit from a course of acupuncture. Most often it is possible to combine the best of both East and West and use acupuncture in association with treatment provided by a GP or other health care provider.
Our experienced team of acupuncturist work together with Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists, in an effort to bring you the best health care we can. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and empowering tool to truly better one’s health in a manner that works with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.