Matt Callison-Special guest lecture at NZ School of Acupuncture and TCM: Kidney Qi Deficiency (Shen Qi Xu) and Low Back Pain; Friday May 29th 2015

Matt Callison presenting for the first time in New Zealand in Hamilton in 2002

Matt Callison first  lectured in New Zealand when he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc annual conference in Hamilton in 2002.  Since then, he has presented workshops in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne and is presenting again at ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Intracranial Hypertension

Acupuncture can be used to help relieve the presure from intracranial hypertension

Intracranial hypertension occurs  as a result of increased pressure around the brain. It results in headache, nausea and vomiting. Sometimes there may be severe visual disturbance, which in extreme cases can include blindness. There are two types of intracranial hypertension. One where the cause is ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture treatment for disc herniation

Acupuncture treatment for herniated disc is covered by the ACC- New Zealand's government injury insurance scheme

The Acupuncture Clinic gets many inquiries as to how acupuncture treatment for disc herniation can help because people think that there needs to be  some kind of manual intervention to put the disc back into the correct position.When a disc of the spine herniates, it releases fluid which irritates ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Heart Palpitations

Acupuncture can help for heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can refer to the sensation of the heart skipping a beat and is sometimes described  by patients as their heart “Flip Flopping”. The heart  can also be racing and even pounding. It is important to know if the palpitations are associated with coronary heart disease, hyperthyroidism, ... Continue Reading >>

The Role of the San Jiao by Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw now practices in Melbourne

This article first appeared in the Australian Chinese medicine Education Research Council Newsletter Volume 4, edition 4. Steve Clavey, the past editor of the newsletter has given us kind permission to make it available from The Acupuncture Clinic website.  It was written by Russell Shaw when he ... Continue Reading >>

Stand Still and be Healthy


When talking about improving ones health, people would usually think of physical exercise like walking, cycling and resistance training, but the idea of standing still to improve health seems like a strange concept. This practice is a relatively new concept to the west but has been practiced for ... Continue Reading >>