The benefits of Acupuncture – Before, During & After Pregnancy

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The benefits of Acupuncture – Before, During & After Pregnancy

For thousands of years acupuncture has been used to aid in fertility, alleviate discomfort during pregnancy and reduce stress and rejuvenate after birth. Ideal for mothers-to-be seeking a safe, drug-free solution for the inevitable discomforts that come with pregnancy, acupuncture has proven an effective source of relief for many.

Whether you are trying to conceive, currently pregnant or caring for a newborn, acupuncture, combined with a healthy balanced diet is proven to have a positive effect. Read more…

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Combating Spring Allergies and Hay fever with Acupuncture

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Combating Spring Allergies and Hay fever with Acupuncture

The long chilly winter is behind us and spring has officially sprung! The season, often associated with joy, love and new life can unfortunately, on the contrary, make life rather miserable for some. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes – all too familiar feelings for the spring allergy sufferer.

The most common trigger for springtime allergies is pollen – tiny grains which are released by plants into the air for the purpose of fertilising other plants. When inhaled by those sensitive to pollen, the immune system mistakes it as a danger and goes into defence mode. This results in the release of histamines into the bloodstream which trigger these unpleasant symptoms which hay fever sufferers endure. Read more…

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Acupuncture and Menopause – A smooth transition into the next stage of your life

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Acupuncture and Menopause – A smooth transition into the next stage of your life

A completely natural progression in a women’s life, menopause has unfortunately been met with some stigma in the Western world with some women even going as far as hormone therapy to delay the onset of menopause.

The Chinese take a different view of this, viewing menopause not as a dreaded occurrence, rather a natural stage in one’s life cycle.  Because of this, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) does not look to upset the body’s natural process rather, simply help to alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms which some women experience during menopause.

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The Role of the Gallbladder in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The Role of the Gallbladder in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tucked away below the ribs and sitting just below the liver, the Gallbladder plays a vital role in the digestion of fats. Unfortunately for this small, innocuous organ, it is not always the most efficient. Working with the liver, the Gallbladder helps to store bile, and make it more concentrated so that fats can be digested more effectively. However, in many people blockages can occur in the Gallbladder’s biliary ducts leading to gallstones and other unpleasant conditions.

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Boosting your immunity with Acupuncture this winter

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Boosting your immunity with Acupuncture this winter

NZ winters, particularly in Auckland, are pretty unpredictable. As the cold snaps bite and the winter chills drive us indoors, our immune systems suffer. Your immune system is your body’s natural defence force, the cells and organs which make up your immune system combat nasty invaders such as bacteria and microbes. This leads to common winter ailments such as head colds, flu and sinus problems. Acupuncture is a great way to give your immune system a boost and prepare your body to stave off these unwelcome visitors.

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Can Acupuncture Improve and Promote Fertility?

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Can Acupuncture Improve and Promote Fertility?

In 20% of infertility cases, there is no known cause. This is incredibly frustrating for couples desperate to have a baby. While some may look to IVF and other modern technologies, more and more couples are turning to alternative therapies, either using this in conjunction or instead of western treatments. Acupuncture has had a long tradition in treating fertility issues, however, there was little scientific information and studies confirming a link between the practice and improved fertility. This is until recently. Now with a convincing number of peer reviewed studies demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture on fertility, we see more and more clinics offering acupuncture fertility treatment.

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The year of the Dog 2018

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The year of the Dog 2018

Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018 begins on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on 2019 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 4. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. Dogs are honest, loyal and are true friends and reliable partners. A Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work. Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits. Despite how they act, they are worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this stop them. Once they decide on something, no one can persuade them against it.

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Stomach Issues? We can help

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Stomach Issues? We can help

Sp-2 Acupuncture Point can help!

Signs or Symptoms:

  • Abdominal distention
  • Poor digestion
  • Belching
  • Diarrhea or
  • Constipation

We can use this Sp-2 point as part of your Acupuncture Treatment to help you with any stomach issues.  This treatment regulates the spleen and stomach and reduces digestive stagnation.  Ask Leesa about your next treatment.

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Keep updated and watch out for related articles about..........you guessed it Acupuncture!

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Keep updated and watch out for related articles about..........you guessed it Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is commonly know to relieve pain but Acupuncture has many forms of treatments.  You name it and Leesa will know how to help you with the best treatment for your body and mind. 

Acupuncture treatments may help relieve diseases and discomfort, weight loss, stomach problems, low in energy, insomnia, menstrual problems, anxiety, stress and so much more.

This is our intro to our blog, keep posted and we will keep posting!

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