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Acupuncture Auckland

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a vital part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been in use for over 2,500 years. At the heart of TCM is a commitment to restoring harmony within your body, promoting overall well-being.

Acupuncture involves the use of ultra-thin, sterile needles, gently inserted into specific points on your body. These points correspond to the body's energy, known as Qi (pronounced chee). Qi, flowing alongside the blood through meridian pathways, plays a crucial role in maintaining balance.

When these meridians are unobstructed, your body is able to naturally heal itself. This balance ensures that your organs, muscles, joints, and skin receive the necessary energy. Conversely, blockages in these pathways can lead to issues such as pain, tightness, disrupted sleep, digestive problems, and various other discomforts.

What does Acupuncture help with?

• Arthritis
• Fertility
• Pre-Pregnancy
• Post-Pregnancy
• Menstrual disorders
• Woman's health
• Skin and hair problems
• Immune system
• Lower back pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Neck stiffness
• Migraines and headaches
• Knee Pain
• Digestion problems
• Emotional well-being
• Sport injuries
• Soft tissue injuries

Qualified Acupuncturist

Cecilia Hong

Cecilia has been practicing for over 12 years in New Zealand.

Cecilia has two degrees from New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine and a second Bachelor of Health Sciences Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicines. She is a registered acupuncturist and also a part of the New Zealand Acupuncture Association: Chinese Medicine Council New Zealand and New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority.

Book in an appointment with Cecilia today to see how Acupuncture can help with your injuries.

How Can ChiroMotion Help You?

At ChiroMotion, we understand that everyone is different and comes with its own set of challenges. Our approach has always been about your overall well-being.

Explore the ways in which acupuncture can make a profound impact on your well-being. From alleviating pain and tension to promoting restful sleep, addressing digestive issues, and fostering overall balance, our practitioners are committed to helping you achieve optimal health.

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How often should I receive Acupuncture?

How long it takes to feel better - depends on what's going on. If it's something new, you might start feeling better after just a few sessions. But if it's been around for a while, it could take a bit longer.

It's not common to be all fixed up in just one session. Usually, you'll feel good for about 3–4 days after a session, and then we build on that as we keep going.

For things like muscle and joint issues, you might need to come in twice a week at first, and then we can usually drop it down to once a week. But for treatments like fertility or women's health, it might be once a week for about three months. Every plan we create for you will be created with your goals and outcomes you would like to have for care. Don't worry, we'll figure out the best plan for you!
 

What is "Cupping"?

Cupping therapy is like a little vacuum massage for your body! We use glass, plastic, or silicone cups that gently suction up your skin, lifting it a bit. The cups can stay in one place or glide around with some oil, giving you a super relaxing massage feeling.

Now, here's the fun part - sometimes after static cupping, you might notice circular marks that look like bruises. But don't worry, they're not painful, and it's just your body getting more blood to that area. It's like your body's way of saying, "Hey, let's heal up!" These marks will fade away in a few days, leaving you feeling even better. Cupping is a cool and soothing way to take care of yourself! The purpose of cupping is to direct blood flow into to specific areas to increase nutrients and healing factors to speed up recovery of the body.

 

    1. Increased Blood Flow: The suction created by the cups during cupping therapy enhances blood circulation to the treated areas. The dark circles or marks are a result of this increased blood flow. They are not caused by injury or trauma but rather by the movement and pooling of blood under the skin.
    2. Release of Stagnation: In traditional Chinese medicine, the appearance of cupping marks is sometimes associated with the idea of "sha," which is believed to represent the release of stagnation or blockages in the body's energy (Qi) and blood flow. It's seen as a positive response indicating that the therapy is promoting the movement of vital energy.
    3. Detoxification: Cupping is thought to stimulate the lymphatic system, aiding in the removal of toxins from the body. The marks can be seen as a sign that the body is eliminating waste and impurities.
    4. Temporary Effect: Cupping marks are typically temporary and should fade within a few days. The duration and intensity of the marks can vary depending on factors such as the individual's health, the specific condition being treated, and the amount of suction applied during the cupping session.