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Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for back pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy causes changes in the hormonal system. In particular, altered progesterone levels  can have an effect on the ligaments of the body. This is why even in early stages of pregnancy, before the weight of the growing baby has a chance to put strain on the musculoskeletal structure, women can ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Sinusitis during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for sinusitis experienced during pregnancy

Many symptoms that women experience during pregnancy are often  from a western medical diagnostic perspective just put down to “hormonal changes”. In the case of sinusitis that comes on during pregnancy, it is thought that the hormonal changes lead to a drying out of the membranes causing ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Long Periods

Acupuncture treatment can help for long periods

The use of Chinese herbs and acupuncture in the treatment of long periods has been used for centuries. Long bleeding is regarded as that being up to  7 days or more, however the bleeding itself  is in fact not excessive or heavy. Bleeding for too many days can  lead to weakness and tiredness which ... Continue Reading >>

Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong): An Emphasis on Paresthesia Pain Patterns – June 6 – 7 , 2015, Auckland with Matt Callison

Matt Callison

Matt Callison is the President of AcuSport Seminars  in the USA and is one of primary lecturers at the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program in the United States. He first presented at the NZRA AGM Conference in Hamilton in 2002 and has since then delivered a number of seminars ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Acupuncture can help for premenstrual syndrome

It is reported that up to 80% of women experience some degree of pre-menstrual syndrome and 20-30% of women experience what is termed clinically significant PMS. Acupuncture for Pre-menstrual syndrome is an effective treatment and Harvard Medical School researchers have confirmed this. The ... Continue Reading >>

Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Wing Chun now in Napier

The acupuncture clinic win chun

At last Napier has  an experienced teacher of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Wing Chun working full time in Napier. Corey Lee Waterreus has had a history of personal training and martial arts for over 20 years and is now teaching from his studio in Greenmeadows. Teaching options include private one on one ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Clinic Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Moon cakes are traditionally eaten in Autumn

It seems strange writing a newsletter at the moment about Autumn when here in Napier, New Zealand, we are experiencing such hot weather and there is no sign of Autumn  to be seen anywhere. Of course many patients are saying, "isn't that great!" but in actual fact unseasonable weather actually plays ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Mastitis

Acupuncture can help mastitis

Chinese medicine has the view that each major organ has an energy meridian line running up or down the body which connects with other meridians and then links to the main organ itself. All areas of the body are traversed by a meridian and the breast is no exception. The liver, gall bladder and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Depression during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for depression during pregnancy

Women can experience an imbalance of many emotions during pregnancy including irritability, anxiety and depression. Research has demonstrated that  acupuncture can help for post-natal depression so it is only natural to conclude that acupuncture for depression during pregnancy may also help. There ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Michael Goodhue on the benefits of qi gong

Michael Goodhue explains the concept of qi gong

Michael Goodhue has had a background in the corporate world and used physical sports like squash and cycling as well as running to keep himself fit and healthy. He was introduced to qi gong over ten years ago and has never looked back. There are many different styles and forms of qi gong and ... Continue Reading >>