Acupuncture - Orewa, Hibiscus coast
Acupuncture has been safely used over thousands of years to provide natural therapy for illness, preventing disease and maintaining well-being. Acupuncture is used for controlling pain and regulating the body's physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders.
According to traditional acupuncture theory, there are twelve energy channels called "meridians" running vertically along the length of the human body, each one linking to a specific organ. Illness is caused by obstructed energy flow at certain points along the meridians. Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body's energy to influence the health of both body and mind.
What acupuncture can treat?
Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Headaches, TMJ Disorder, Smoking addiction, Weight Control, Infertility and pregnancy, Stress Management, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Irritable Bowel, Lower Back Pain, Menstrual Problems, Anxiety, Urinary Infections, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Hip Pain, Sciatica, Menopause, Allergies, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sinusitis, Allergies and much more.
I have also had great success in treating emotional and mental discomfort.
Depression | Anxiety | Agitation | Phobias
The Buddhist masters recognize as priorities the elements of stability, stillness, emptiness and spirit in order to not be at the mercy of the emotions, One must be stable and still, in such a way that the heart is empty and one can reach the spirit.
What to expect on your first treatment:
You have a pretty good idea what will happen when you visit your family doctor, but what will happen on your first visit?
The visit will be a lot longer than for most doctors. I usually plan on an hour and a half for an initial visit which will entail a lot of questions. Bring information on your medical history, any drugs or nutritional supplements you are taking, and results of other diagnostic tests, xrays, MRI or scans which can be interpreted in terms of Chinese medicine diagnosis. Be sure to eat at least an hour beforehand so you do not feel dizzy afterwards.
Tiny, thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body. I will use between 4 to15 needles at a time. The needles are tiny, usually no thicker than a hair, and are encased in sterile packaging for single use. Usually there is no pain, but you may feel a sense of heaviness or electricity at some points. Others,
especially if you need them, may have a moment of pin prick pain.
It is important to keep me updated on any medications or supplements you take, herbal prescriptions you have not taken or any reactions to the treatment.
Generally you will leave with a feeling of well-being stimulated by the endorphins released in response to your treatment.
Acute Injury Treatment
Sprain and strain of the joint and surrounded tissue are one of the most common sports related injuries (sprain involves the ligament and strain involves muscle or tendon). Besides pain, the typical inflammatory response may include swelling of the injured area, redness or purple skin discoloration, and reduced range of motion of the joint. In addition to conventional R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment, many athletes have found acupuncture treatment to be very helpful in suppressing inflammation and swelling fast.
Prolonged inflammation can cause scar tissue formation and may prevent regain of proper joint mobility.
Cupping is a technique used for certain health conditions.
Glass cups are placed on the skin with suction; this influences the flow of energy and
blood in the body. It is to treat colds, lung infections, and heat within the body, but mostly to treat muscle and joint pain and spasms, particularly on the back.
Moxibustion is a form of heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture
points of the body, improves blood flow, adds energy and eliminates cold.
The term is derived from the Japanese "mogusa" meaning herb
(mugwort) and the Latin "bustion" meaning burning.
Muscle Balance Analysis
Muscle imbalance distorts alignment and sets the stage for undue stress and strain on the joints, ligaments, and muscles. Once the imbalance has been located treatment will be prescribed to alleviate your pain.