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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used successfully for many thousands of years in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Because Chinese medicine works on the whole body, the practitioner endeavours to restore balance on every level. Change can be generated emotionally as well as physically through the use of either acupuncture or Chinese herbs alone or in combination.

After taking an extensive history, the practitioner will decide on the most appropriate course of treatment. In addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbs, the practitioner may also use Moxibustion (the warming of acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), dietary or lifestyle advice, and may recommend gentle exercise (tai chi) or breathing (qi gong) techniques.

A course of acupuncture treatment is generally considered to be between 8 - 10 treatments but this varies considerably depending on how long the condition has been present. With both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, the longer the problem has existed, the greater the duration of the treatment. It would not be unexpected for a chronic condition to require treatment with Chinese Herbs over the course of many months.

Reason to use an acupuncturist around fertility, pregnancy, pre birth and postnatally....
  • Emotional wellbeing.
  • Stress.
  • To support normal blood flow to the placenta
  • Menstrual cycle.......regularity, pain, endometriosis etc
  • Fertility or infertility.
  • Re currant miscarriage.
  • Medical conditions.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • To support normal high blood pressure.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Bladder toning.
  • Induction of labour.
  • Postnatal healing.
Much more.......

Rose qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1984, and then proceeded to train and practice as a BHSC Registered Midwife since 1989. She has completed training in Acupuncture for Midwives (1994) and has used Acupuncture in her practice as an Independent Midwife. Rose has comprehensive teaching experience, in the areas of Childbirth Education and Midwifery. Rose is a member of NZASA which is a voluntary Registration board for Acupuncture. Rose is always aware of Client safety and privacy. She keeps her records according to this.

Laura says 'acupuncture has proven effectiveness at easing morning sickness, turning breech babies and posterior babies'. Also acupuncture has a role in preventing threatened miscarrige, treating fatigue, anaemia, oedema, hypertension, premature rupture of membranes, labour post due date, and shortening the first stage of labour. Chinese herbs can help prevent miscarriage, treat fatigue and other pregnancy related issues. They are safe to use in pregnancy if prescribed by a qualified practitioner.