Here are my most recent posts...

Acupuncture, Jing and Stem Cells by John Kennedy

Many patients ask me if acupuncture can help improve he constitution or be used to treat chronic type problems that may have a genetic predisposition.We ask John Kennedy, a practising acupuncturist and herbalist based in Masterton who has a specialist interest in this topic.John's contact details ... Continue Reading >>

2016 The Year of Monkeypuncture

Many patients ask me what significance the Year of the Monkey will have for their health and other life matters such as love, finances and travel. Chinese astrology has historically had a relationship with Taoism, a Chinese philosophy.Taoism is said to have flourished in the Han dynasty starting ... Continue Reading >>

Latest Chinese Herbs research on dementia should benefit the shareholders of Shineway Pharmaceutical Group

The end of 2015 has a seen a new study being commenced in Sydney to ascertain if a Chinese herbal formula may benefit people afflicted with dementia. This research has had a mixed response from the general Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) profession which is now part of Australian Practitioner ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture or Moxibustion for Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator cuff tears are a common injury and are covered by the New Zealand government's injury insurance scheme, ACC. With the growing trend of middle aged and elderly people taking up weight training at the gym, it is likely that there has been  an increase in this type of injury. Sometimes this ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs for Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc)

Many people would be surprised to hear that Chinese herbs can help for herniated disc problems and would expect that acupuncture take precedence as the main treatment.Ideally, treatment would involve a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion as well as Chinese herbs.The main symptoms associated with ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Post-operative Surgical Scarring

Scarring can often be a result of surgery and the degree of the scarring can cause problems and hinder the recovery process. For example, the scaring may lessen the normal range of movement of a joint and slow down and hinder the patient to partake in the appropriate rehabilitation and stretching ... Continue Reading >>

World Acupuncture Awareness Week 2015 – Radio Show with Heiko Lade

It is World Acupuncture Awareness Week November 16-22. Acupuncture NZ and many of its members are helping promote the benefits of acupuncture throughout the country.Here in Hawkes Bay there is a lot going on as part of it. I am hosting a radio show each morning at 9am on Radio Kidnappers 1431AM and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Sicca (dry eye) Syndrome

Sicca syndrome is sometimes referred to as Sjogren's syndrome. To be accurate however, it must be noted that Sjogren's syndrome needs to have evidence of an auto-immune disease present. Ophthalmological examination is important because this condition can lead to more serious problems including ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncturist position available for Napier and Masterton

The Acupuncture Clinic has two clinics, one in Napier and the other in Masterton.Napier is situated on the East Coast of the North Island and Masterton in the Wairapara region north of Wellington. It is about three hours drive between Napier and Masterton.Both clinics have a mix of private and ACC ... Continue Reading >>

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Practical Workshop: 2016 Auckland Feb 13-14 – with Alan Jansson

During this weekend workshop, Alan Jansson will be exploring the use of Traditional Acupuncture to enhance the immune system and treat many modern, often difficult to resolve complaints including: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post Viral Syndrome, Glandular Fever, Acute Viral Conditions, Cold’s ... Continue Reading >>