The combination of physiotherapy and acupuncture is very effective.


What is Chinese acupuncture?

It is the insertion of needles into the skin and muscle layer below. The needles are very thin - the size of a cat's whisker. We only use disposable needles and are registered with the NZ Blood Service. We use a combination of the Western approach to acupuncture which is based on western concepts of anatomy and physiology, and Traditional acupuncture, which is based on Chinese theories of energy balancing.


What is Dry Needling?

It is the insertion of needles momentarily into trigger points or tight areas in muscles. It results in instantaneous relaxation of the affected muscle.


What is Japanese Toyohari acupuncture?

It is a system of meridian therapy that uses more delicate and specialised treatment methods, placing emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills. It includes the use of moxa and needles which do not penetrate the skin.


It is essential to eat at some stage of the day before the acupuncture sessions.