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Acupuncture for Insomnia during Pregnancy


Women who may have suffered from insomnia prior to becoming pregnant can sometimes experience that the problem becomes worse during pregnancy and other women may experience sleeping disturbances for the first time. Stress can be a common causative factor leading to sleeping problems and research has ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs and Acupuncture for Late Periods

Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help treat late periods

Late periods are by the medical definition late when they are longer than 30 days between cycles and in some instances can be 40-50 days late. If there is just one late cycle, it is not regarded as a problem but if the cycles are late for more than 3 cycles, then treatment should be ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Belinda Falconar- Wellington based acupuncturist and council member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc

Belinda Falconar Wellington Acupuncturist

Belinda started off her working career in the stressful corporate world which led her to becoming totally  burnt out. In her quest to get her health back on track again, she looked into alternative treatment therapies which then led her to the study of acupuncture. She hasn't looked back since ... Continue Reading >>

Best Acupuncture Point for Fertility

Acupuncture helps fertility

There have been a number of research studies undertaken in the west demonstrating the efficacy of acupuncture in promoting fertility for both males and females. Some of the studies have used the same points and others have used different acupuncture points. Patients then come into The Acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Kevin Plaisted, Auckland Red Beach based acupuncturist specialising in martial arts injuries


Kevin Plaisted has been practising martial arts since he was a teenager and is a 7th Dan "Kyoshi" in the Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu karate style. In a past incarnation he was an armed defender with the Auckland Police Force but since 1992, he has been practising acupuncture on Auckland's North Shore. ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Summer Newsletter 2014

Bao He Wan Pills often used to counteract the over eating at festive times

Well it is the day before summer in New Zealand here in sunny Hawkes Bay but I still need to wear a jacket to go outside. Let’s hope that I don’t at least have to put the heaters on at work this first week of December. It was a good lead up to summer with the first ever launch of World Acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for afternoon tea

Chinese Walnut Cookies

To finish of our series of Chinese herbs and foods we ask Albert Zhang what he recommends for a simple Chinese version of high tea. Albert said that “Since moving to New Zealand I have learnt that many Kiwis like to have a sweet biscuit and cup of tea in the afternoon and I have never had any ... Continue Reading >>

Clinical Pearls by Giovanni Maciocia

Giovanni Maciocia is the author Clinical Pearls

Clinical Pearls was kindly donated by Giovanni Maciocia and has gone into the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc library. The book  is published by Su Wen Press and the  ISBN number is 978-0-9888834-1-3. Giovannis’s catch for the book is “A Collection of Insights into the Theory and ... Continue Reading >>

Pink Floyd: The Endless River- Music for the Acupuncture Clinic

The Endless River

Even though New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the sun, it took some time before I actually had a copy in my hand and by that stage I had a pretty dismal expectation of what it was going to sound like. Reviews were coming out thick and fast and most of them pretty scathing. ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Tim Haiselden- winner of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Tim Haiselden- winner of the NZ Order of Merit

Tim Haiselden was one of the early members of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists and first practised in Wellington in 1976. Tim first studied acupuncture in Thailand as an apprentice and then went on to the UK to get a formal qualification. He has been actively involved in lobbying for ... Continue Reading >>