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Acupuncture is a natural and safe therapy that can help relieve pain and aid in injury recovery. Our licensed acupuncturists are Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) treatment providers, and we offer subsidised ACC acupuncture for injury recovery and rehabilitation.
Once your case is approved by ACC, you can seek treatment from a licensed acupuncturist at Ponsonby Wellness Centre. Your GP, physiotherapist or other health practitioner doesn't need to recommend you to an acupuncturist. But if Chinese herbs are recommended for your treatment, ACC won't pay for them.
ACC Acupuncture offers traditional Chinese medicine techniques including acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion to treat sprains, strains, and muscle injuries in the lower back, neck, shoulders, and ankles such as rotator cuff tears, ankle sprains, and lower back muscle strains. If you're in need of treatment for a sports injury, come to our acupuncture clinic for a consultation.
After Initial consultation, they will recommend a proper treatment plan that addresses your specific condition. The acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, pre-sterilised needles into precise acupoints on your body, and the needles are retained for up to 30 minutes. Our acupuncturists may also recommend other treatment techniques, such as cupping, moxibustion, or auriculotherapy, depending on your individual health needs.
Ponsonby Wellness offers premium acupuncture treatments by highly trained acupuncturists. Our acupuncturists are registered with a regulatory body and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine and Western Biomedicine.
Early acupuncture treatment can significantly lessen the time needed for recovery, and many patients report feeling calmer and experiencing a reduction in pain after treatment. Acupuncture can also be useful for treating chronic pain, including back, neck, and shoulder pain, headaches, and osteoarthritis.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards natural, holistic pain relief and injury recovery.
I went to the Ponsonby Wellness Centre for treatment for a foot injury. I was in a lot of pain and discomfort following surgery and Virginia was able to help me with acupuncture. Even after the initial sessions I had a significant improvement in the level of pain and discomfort. Now back to normal – thank you Virginia for getting me back up and running.
Virginia is a GREAT acupuncturist, helped me with my chronic back pain. Doesn’t register for ACC though so you need to do that at your normal doctor then take the number there to get the ACC cover payment option. Worth it though! Will be going back for my neck, headaches and anything else that comes up!
Can’t believe the results and would recommend this place to anyone who has pain and want improvements.
VIRGINIA IS THE BEST IN TOWN***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!*** I was referred to her by 4x people both friends and family who have all witnessed the miracle that is Virginia! She has helped both me and my partner massively with our back/neck issues, her knowledge, experience and professionalism in medicine is out of this world and she has taught me so many new things about my body and how to properly care for myself and for that I will forever be grateful!
Acupuncture NZ, established in 1977, is the main professional association in New Zealand that represents acupuncturists and practitioners of Chinese medicine. It’s a member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), and has strong connections with acupuncture groups in other countries like Australia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and across Europe.
Acupuncture NZ has over 800 members across New Zealand who provide acupuncture therapy to treat people who have been injured. Most common injuries, such as back sprains, tennis elbow, and calf sprains, are covered by ACC and acupuncture in NZ recently.
Since 1990, members who have completed the equivalent of four years of full-time training in New Zealand or abroad are recognized as Treatment Providers by ACC.
Acupuncture points above and below the affected area may be used to treat the injury if the wounded area is unreachable due to a plaster cast or dressing.
Acupuncture theory states that inserting needles or other associated processes such as chiro regulate the flow and circulation of a form of energy called Qi within the body. This includes techniques like gua sha (skin scraping), auricular (ear) acupuncture, moxibustion (burning dried wormwood near the skin), electro-acupuncture, tui na (massage), and cupping. However, there is no scientific proof of the existence of Qi or the meridian points through which it is believed to flow. While some medical authorities support the use of acupuncture in certain situations, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not. WHO released a paper in 2002 that listed 90 diseases for which acupuncture could be helpful, but it was removed in 2014 “in reaction to considerable data opposing the WHO’s suggestion.”