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Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel during Pregnancy

Acupuncture for carpal tunnel during pregnancy

Research has demonstrated that acupuncture for carpal tunnel is an effective treatment and acupuncture has no adverse complications such as median nerve scarring as a result of surgery. Carpal tunnel during pregnancy is common and is mostly seen in the last half of pregnancy. Western medicine has ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Leg Cramps during Pregnancy


Leg cramps will most likely be seen in the calf muscles and are common in the third trimester of pregnancy. Acupuncture for leg cramps is a safe and effective treatment and other acupuncture points are often used at the same time to treat other co-existing pregnancy related symptoms such as carpal ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Bleeding between Periods

Bleeding between periods commonly occurs at ovulation, which in Chinese medical terms is called the "heat" cycle

Bleeding between periods which is sometimes called spotting should be reviewed by a doctor in case it is due to uterine fibroids or polyps of the cervix or uterus. Hormone levels may need to be checked or the cervix checked to see if there is an infection.  Sometime contraceptive medication or blood ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Painful Periods

Moxibustion works better than a hot water bottle for period pain

Painful periods is very common and in fact many women think that it is normal to have period pain. Acupuncture for painful periods has been used for centuries and in Chinese medical terms is certainly not regarded as being normal. The pain can be before, during or after the period. The location of ... Continue Reading >>

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 >>