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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 in the treatment of the immune system including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Glandular Fever and  acupuncture to help with the side effects of Chemotherapy as well as  the treatment of colds and flu.With ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Raw Food Diet Fanatic Syndrome

It seems the obsession with a raw food diet has made a resurgence. I thought it had died out in the late 70's but apparently not. The good news is that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help all the associated damage that this kind of diet causes to the people who undertake to go on a raw food diet. ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Clinic Spring 2015 Newsletter

Spring is upon us here in the southern hemisphere in New Zealand. It looks as if we could have a real spring ahead of us as we just experienced a real winter with frosts. With Spring comes problems associated with the Liver and if the Liver is vulnerable the immune system can suffer. This is why ... Continue Reading >>

Qi Gong by Wally Simpson

This article first appeared in the Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine in the December 2000 issue written by Wally Simpson. What is Qi Gong? Qi Gong practice can be traced back to at least 400 AD, though there are hints of it dating back 3000 years.First the name Qi Gong can be broken into Oi ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs and acupuncture for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease came about being called Lyme disease because it was first noticed in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut. It can occur anywhere in the world including China. The disease is transmitted by a tick and can lead to a whole host of symptoms. The most common symptom is a rash and the second most ... Continue Reading >>