Acupuncture involves inserting fine sterile needles in specific acupuncture points to stimulate the correct flow of qi (energy) in your body and restore balance. This process is hygienic and safe. Many people find acupuncture treatment relaxing and tend to fall asleep.
Tuina is an ancient Chinese medical massage therapy. Tuina enables a more harmonious flow of qi through your body, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. It can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions. Tuina is beneficial for all age groups and is the preferred method chosen for treating children.
Cupping is a therapeutic treatment effective in relieving muscular tension, aches and pain. Glass cups are briefly lit by a flame to create a strong suction, then gently applied to the skin’s surface. This suction encourages new blood to flow through to the muscles and tissue to help with the healing process.
Moxibustion is a therapeutic method that involves burning a herb called mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and applying the stimulation of warmth and heat generated by the herb to specific acupuncture points. The heat penetrates areas of the body to improve the circulation of qi and blood.
Your ear mimmicks your entire body and stimulating acupuncture points on the ear can be effective in treating addictions, such as smoking and drug withdrawal and is also effective in calming the mind to help with stress and sleep.
Electro-therapy is a therapeutic method in which a small electrical charge is applied to needles already inserted into acupuncture points. This provides continual stimulation of the acupuncture points and further assists in providing pain relief.
Chinese herbal medicines used in clinic are 100% plant based herbal tablets that do not contain any additives. The herbal formulas usually take effect gradually as it works by restoring balance to your body and supporting your body’s natural self-healing ability.
Qi Gong consists of breathing techniques that are applied to rhythmic movements. It helps to reduce stress by calming the mind, helps increases energy levels, assists with respiration, digestion, cardiovascular function, enhances the immune system and relaxes muscles and joints.
Dietary advice is given based on traditional Chinese medicine. Recommendations are made on the types of foods suitable for your individual constitution as well as consuming foods according to the season.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments may be effective in treating many conditions. The British Council of Acupuncture have produced fact sheets that provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial. You should always consult your GP if you have any concerns or call us to arrange a time for a free 15-minute talk with one of our NZ registered acupuncturists.
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Mei Ling Acupuncture is an ACC treatment provider. This means that ACC will cover the cost of acupuncture treatment due to injury. For new injuries, you will need to see your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath to obtain an ACC45 number. Please bring this number along with you, including the date of the accident or a copy of your ACC acceptance letter. As per other medical treatments, an ACC surcharge will apply.Book Now
Most insurance companies and some organisations cover acupuncture under their health care plans. You will need to contact your insurance company to see if cover is available for you.Book Now