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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help prevent heart attack

Coronary artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis of the arteries going to the heart. When the artery walls become thick they restrict the blood supply to the heart and can cause heart and chest pain, irregular heart flutters and heart attack. Smoking, being overweight, high blood pressure, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Kidney Stones and Renal Colic

Renal colic

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends and endorses acupuncture for the treatment of renal colic and kidney stones.  The incidence of kidney stones is about 80 % higher in men than women and the pain experienced with renal colic is regarded as being even worse than child birth and gunshot ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Irritability

Acupuncture can help with irritability

Acupuncture for depression has been researched in a number of studies in the western world and have demonstrated that acupuncture  may be useful in treating depression. From a statistical analysis perspective, researchers are able to use various parameters and scales to “measure” the change in ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints is also referred to as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) and is one of the ten most common sports injuries. People with flat feet are in particular more prone to shin splints and women have an increased associated risk of stress fractures. It can affect young or old and is most ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Hypothyroidism


Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones with the most common cause being iodine deficiency. The list of symptoms as a result of hypothyroidism is extensive but includes tiredness, weight gain, dry skin, outer one third of eye brow loss, sensitivity to ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Peptic Ulcer

Stomach fire

Peptic ulcers are the most common type of ulcer in the gastrointestinal system and can cause stomach acid and severe pain. Other symptoms can include weight loss, decreased appetite and nausea. Aspirin and NSAIDS are commonly used to treat pain conditions but then easily cause peptic ulcers. Another ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term used by alternative medial practitioners such as naturopaths and chiropractors and is regarded by the scientific and medical community as unproven or just plain nonsense.  Egos are at stake here, because how could a “natural therapist” possibly have the gall to come up with ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Clinic Winter Newsletter 2014

Ginger can help colds

It’s hard to believe that winter has actually come to Napier, New Zealand. If it is winter, it is very mild. Having unseasonable weather actually causes problems to our health, even though we might like the idea of having nice warm weather in the beginning of winter. In other instances, where there ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Food Cravings

Acupuncture helps for sugar cravings

In Chinese medicine there are five basic flavors which are bitter, sour, pungent, salty and sweet. There are however two main flavor cravings, that affect people the most, and they are the salty and sweet flavors.  The excessive intake of sweet foods and salty foods is known to cause many of the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Calf Sprain (Gastrocnemius Sprain)

Acupuncture can treat calf sprain

A gastrocnemius sprain is sometimes referred to as a “tennis leg” because the injury can commonly occur when tennis players perform a lunge shot and the “push off” sprains the calf. Most people will report it as a calf sprain but sometimes the soleus may be strained. Other sports such as football ... Continue Reading >>