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Ponsonby Wellness Centre – natural, drug-free healing
Dr Virginia Jin has 20 years’ health experience in China and New Zealand and a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (New Zealand) to include acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (TCM).
Dr Jin says people often ask why acupuncture can treat so many problems and says the TCM theory is:
1. When the human body becomes ill, it means the body has lost its yin yang balance, – creating a qi (life force), blood, body fluids and essence disorder.
2. The six main causes of illness are wind, cold, damp, heat, summer heat and dryness. Acupuncture can help the body to recover from and treat various symptoms such as chills, aversion to cold, body aches, greasy skin and bad body odour, arthritis, feeling heavy or bloating, high fever, restlessness, thirst, blurred vision and constipation, dry skin, dry stools and dark brown-coloured urine.
Dr Jin will carry out an initial consultation with each of her patients to diagnose the type of disorder they have; not only to treat the symptoms but also to find the cause. She uses the TCM method of tongue, pulse and, navel diagnosis and, depending on the outcome, each patient will have an individual treatment and follow up plan.
“Many people are scared of the needles,” says Dr Jin, “but I use fewer needles and there is no pain with my methods. I am confident that my experience using this alternative and natural, drug-free way of healing will help my patients recover quicker from their illness.”
Ponsonby Wellness Centre also has experienced massage therapist Fred Li at the clinic. Fred’s passion for massage started in China in 1996. However, over the past 10 years he has worked in South Africa, Europe and Australia. He knows the human body’s muscles well and can pick up its weak spots, even when you’re not aware of them. He targets blocked energy hidden in your muscles, joints and nerves.
Ponsonby Wellness Centre is an ACC approved Member of NZASA (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority) and is a health insurance approved registered acupuncturist. The clinic is open seven days to suit most working people and has disability access.
PONSONBY WELLNESS CENTRE, 43A Brown Street, T: 09 360 1229,
ponsonbywellness@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/ponsonbywellness,
www.ponsonbywellness.com

 

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How Does Acupuncture for Fertility Work? Increase Chance of Conception Without Side Effects

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My medical experiences tell my patients have to change the life styles:

CUT down the coffee

CUT down the alcohol

CUT down the cigarettes

Control your weight  BMI <30

By Dr. Virginia Jin

 

The overwhelming anguish and sense of loss experienced by women struggling with infertility issues is an unwelcome motivator, driving them to seek other treatment options to overcoming infertility. From home remedies, fertility drugs, and even surgery, to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and donor eggs and embryos, modern healthcare has vastly expanded the array of options available for couples struggling to conceive.
But not all can afford the financial costs of infertility which can range from hundreds of dollars spent on drugs to tens of thousands spent on advanced procedures such as Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF. In the search for affordable and effective health care, alternative and holistic treatments are gaining wider appeal among the general public.
Traditional Chinese medicine, for example, has been practiced for thousands of years and includes techniques and practices such as tai chi, moxibustion, tui na, Chinese cupping, and acupuncture. Acupuncture in particular has rapidly grown in acceptance by the general public and practice among therapists today. Not only is acupuncture valued for stress-relieving and relaxing benefits, but also as a component of fertility treatments.
When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, ““When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.” For the 4.5 million couples experiencing infertility each year, acupuncture may be just what the doctor ordered.
The Evolution and History of Acupuncture
With a recorded history of about 3,000 years, the foundations of acupuncture are believed to date back to the Stone Age when sharp edged tools were used to puncture the skin and drain blood and abscesses.
The Chinese document titled Lingshu (translated as “Miraculous Pivot”) listed nine classical acupuncture needles: Filiform, Shear, Round-Pointed, Spoon, Lance, Round-Sharp, Stiletto, Long, and Big. These classical needles were originally made from bronze, gold, or silver, but modern acupuncture uses only stainless steel filliform needles.
In the U.S., physicians have been practicing acupuncture since the early 1800s. When the New York Times published the documentation of James Reston’s visit to China in 1971, acupuncture piqued public interest. In 1997, the National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement advocated for acupuncture’s potential to manage postoperative pain, vomiting, and nausea. Ten years later, according to a report published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a “. . . survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, almost 40% of adults used complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, in the prior year.”
The rise in popularity of acupuncture has compelled researchers to take a closer, scientific look at the full potential of acupuncture. From aiding in weight loss efforts, to reducing stress and relieving pain, the benefits of acupuncture have raised interest in its potential to increase the chances of conception.
The Science Behind Infertility
Because of the delicate balance between the hypothalamus, pituitary, and reproductive glands, stress is capable of preventing a woman from ovulating entirely. This can contribute to the cause of female infertility. Stress can also create spasms in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. In men, stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence. Acupuncture infertility treatment counters the effects of stress and cortizol by releasing endorphins in the brain. An herbal impotence cure is also an option for men and can reduce stress.
Hormonal balance does not have to be disrupted by cortizol to cause infertility. The most common cause of female infertility is an ovulation disorder, in which the release of a mature egg from the ovary is prevented, usually because of a hormonal imbalance. Without enough progesterone, for example, the fetus is unable to attach to the uterus. High levels of prolactin, the hormone that stimulates the production of breast milk, can also prevent ovulation.
An imbalance in reproductive hormones can also negatively affect male reproductive function, such as sperm motility and production. However, the fertility drugs that stimulate ovulation in women by regulating the hypothalamus and pituitary, the glands that control reproductive hormones, don’t perform nearly as well for men (success rates are about a third of those for women), nor have they been approved for men by the FDA. Male infertility treatment must take another track. An herbal impotence cure — if impotence is a factor in a couple’s infertility — causes no side effects and has a reported success rate when taken in conjunction with male infertility treatment.
While the fertility drugs commonly prescribed for women can produce a 20 to 60 percent pregnancy rate, they also commonly include such side effects as abdominal tenderness, bloating, fluid retention, weight gain, and nausea. Some studies show that they may also cause breast cancer.
The Potential of Acupuncture to Increase Chance of Conception
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. “The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby,” says Deb Davies, LAc, a Pacific College alumnus. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.
Modern acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that these meridians conduct qi, or energy, between the surface of the body and internal organs. It is qi that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. When the flow of qi is disrupted through poor health habits or other circumstances, pain and/or disease can result. Acupuncture helps to keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked, thereby increasing a couple’s chances of conceiving.
Acupuncture infertility treatment can improve almost every cause of this obstacle. While 40 percent of infertility is caused by problems in the female, another 40 percent is caused by problems in the male, such as low sperm count or motility. The cause of female infertility stems from problems such as anovulation and endometriosis. The remaining 20 percent is caused by unknown factors.
One of the ways acupuncture infertility treatment increases fertility is by reducing stress, which is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women. When people are under stress, the hormone cortizol is released in the brain. This alters the brain’s neurochemical balance, thus changing hormone levels and disrupting the pituitary balance that is key to the reproductive cycle.
If the thyroid is over- or under-functioning, acupuncture can help address the effects on fertility. Acupuncture can also “. . . be used to treat any type of fertility disorder including spasmed tubes. Spasmed tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture, though blocked tubes will not respond to acupuncture,” according to the American Pregnancy Association.
However, acupuncture cannot address issues with tubal adhesions. Acupuncture is also contraindicated for the abdomino-pelvic area, which includes the following points: Gallbladder 21, Large Intestine 4, Bladder 60, Stomach 12, Spleen 6, and Bladder 67, as well as any other points on the lower abdomen.
“Chinese medicine can help support a woman through this important time in her life—whether that is emotionally or physically, acupuncture can help with much more than just conception. It can help with morning sickness, nausea, aches and pains (low back pain, for example), anxiety preparation for birth, and insomnia, among many others,” explains Davies.
Acupuncture’s Side Effects
Acupuncture infertility treatment, by contrast, produces few or no side effects while performing the same function as the drugs do: stimulating the hypothalamus to effectively balance the endocrine system and its hormones and to get to the root cause of female infertility as well as male infertility.
The natural, time-tested alternative treatment used by eastern cultures just might be worth a try.
SOURCES
Tel Aviv University study
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&;id=15808
http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/The_History_of_Acupuncture_in_China/1819
http://www.itmonline.org/arts/bleeding.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5512332/
http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/acupuncture/
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what to do if you are injured

What to do if you’re injured

Find out what you need to do if you’re injured and how a claim is made on your behalf.
Visit your health provider
This could be your doctor, physiotherapist, local medical centre or emergency department.
Your health provider will make a claim
They’ll make sure to fill out all the right forms and will make a claim to us on your behalf.
Pay for part of your appointment
If we cover your injury, we’ll pay part of your appointment to your health provider. For a standard visit to your doctor, without any other treatment, we’ll pay:

$31.53 if you’re 13 years old or over
$56.07 for children under 13 years old

If your provider charges more than this, you’ll need to pay for the rest. We’ll pay for most of your treatment costs.

Treatment we can help pay for
We’ll confirm if you’re covered
We’ll send you a letter to confirm if we cover your injury. This is usually within a week. If we don’t cover your injury, we’ll let you know why.

Injuries we cover
Find out how we can support you
If you need ongoing support from us, we’ll assign you a case owner. They’ll help you get the support you need and sort out any problems.
Find out what support we provide
Get paid if you can’t work
If you can’t work because of an injury we cover, we can help with your income.

How to get weekly compensation

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Case Review Back Pain and Knee Pain

Case Review

KNEE PAIN

Female ,50+ years old , has left knee sore for over a year  ,in the last a few days she can’t sleep, aching  knee keep her wake the whole night.

A few time during the night she has to get up and moved it around to try and ease the pain. Specialist diagnosis result  – Arthritis.

She doesn’t want to take any medicines .

Came to see me after she saw my business sign on the footbath . I checked her pulse and tongue, I make a treatments plan :

Tonify her body defence qi and smooth her GB meridian, after 3 times of treatments, aching is gone, only one spot “nei xi yan” sore. She had one hour of therapeutic massage by the massage therapist to release her adductor brevis, sartorius, vastus medialis, gastrocnemius m etc , use the NONI juice and massage her leg by herself when she got back home. She had 5 treatments, obvious big improvement.

BACK PAIN

Male, 40+ years old, injured his back  and was recommend by a friend to come and see me. He came to the clinic by taxi as he couldn’t walk, even from just down the road. He found it very difficult to walk up the steps and very hard to sit down or bend his back.

Gave his one needle on “REN ZHONG”, same time do exercise on his back, after 5 minutes, he told me he had a 30% improvement,

I treat him by acup local points and distal acup points for him after 3 times treatments, he told me he will back work next week because back is now ok.

Dr Virginia Jin ,ACC approved member of NZASA. years of experience in treating various pains and discomforts, focusing on period pains, digestion disorder, etc. Almost 20 years of health science experiences from 5 generations of family Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Ponsonby Wellness Case Review

Case Review

 

Patient: 30+ female

Reason for seeing me: Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstruation)

Patients Notes & Diagnosis:

Recommended by her boyfriend to come to see me, I treated her boyfriend’s acute back pain with some very good results. She originally came to see me for weight problems, after consultation I found out that she had very bad period pains since she was 14 years old or for almost 20 years.

Irregular periods, blood dark and clotting, she needs to take pain killers for the first and second day of her periods to cope with the pain.

Check her tongue, body big, colour pale pulse also weak and deep plus metabolism very slow.

 

Treatment plan – improve her metabolism and improve her body qi, warm up her lower tummy (uterus area) after 10 sessions over 5 weeks, she lost 5kg no more period pains (100% gone)

Did a follow up a few weeks later no more period pains.

Patient: 40+ female

Reason for seeing me: Stomach ache

Patient Notes & Diagnosis:

She first came to my clinic to do a massage, she told me she’s nausea, dizzy and had anxiety. She always go to the gym and she felt healthy.

Check her tongue body, very greasy and had a crack in the middle of her tongue, she has lower red blood cells, it’s a family disorder. After treating her twice, nausea completely gone only mild dizziness when she gets up in a hurry and she’s happy with the progress.

Anxiety treatment is ongoing and will take some time to recover from it.

 

Migraine

MIGRAINE

A few patients came into the clinic with severe migraine, mostly females instead of males. When they came to see me they all had the similar conditions, severe headaches of varying intensity, sensitive eyes, blocked ears, some patients have nausea, can’t concentrate on driving. In other words life was very uncomfortable.

When patients came to see me they already had 2 days of headache and after taking some pain killers, it still didn’t help. For migraine patients I usually check their blood pressure first and if it’s the first time seeing me I would try and find out whether they had any previous head injuries, anything else like a surgery or tumour of the brain, or anything like that in the past and are currently taking medication for. As for female patients it’s usually caused by period pains, menopause or depression. For male patients this is usually aggravate by pressure before competitions. e.g sports (I had a patient who plays competitive rugby who had high pressure training, he gets severe migraine and neck problems as well).

Acupuncture treat migraine with very good results. I treated a patient recently that’s getting severe migraine while doing a big art exhibitions from overseas, migraine was brought on from too much pressure on himself, he had migraine for 2 weeks when he came to see me. Before he came to see me he took a lot of pain killers but it still didn’t help. This patient came back to New Zealand from overseas to see because when he returned home, he had an MRI scan for his brain, electrocardiogram and blood pressure checked, and everything appears to be normal but was still getting headaches.

I treated him for 3 days. After the first day he can fall sleep but the headaches are still there, however it was not very severe. After the second day of the treatment his headache pain level had reduced by 70%. After the third day, he told me the headache was almost gone but it was still a little bit pain, definitely not like it was when he first came to see me. I also did a follow up treatment for his stiff neck. There are also patients that get mixed results from either couldn’t get to see me after first treatment or only treat it once or twice, best results is usually after 4 treatments. 30% of people will get worse after first time treatment, we called it “MING XUAN”, and this is a good sigh as your body is getting information to restart the healing process.

For chronic symptoms, I suggested to my patients to make a regular treatment plan to make sure we get the best possible results.

By Dr. Virginia Jin

Ponsonby Wellness Centre

12/05/17

 

Ponsonby Wellness Centre – Natural Drug-Free Healing

Dr Virginia Jin has 20 years health experience in China and New Zealand and a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (New Zealand) to include Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM).

 

She set up Ponsonby Wellness Centre clinic in 2012. Since then she has received great feedback from patients regarding the treatments given for pain such as migraines, period pains and stroke symptoms. Her treatments are also successful in helping with fertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopausal and gynaecology disorders and have proven to help with anxiety, depression, stress, digestion disorder and insomnia.

 

Dr Virginia says people often ask why acupuncture can treat so many problems and says the TCM theory is:

1. When the human body becomes ill, it means the body has lost it’s Yin Yang balance, Qi (life force), blood, body fluids and essence disorder.

 

2. The six main causes of illness are wind, cold, damp, heat, summer heat and dryness. Acupuncture can help the body to recover from and treat various symptoms like chills, aversion to cold, body aches, greasy skin and bad body odour, arthritis, feeling heavy or bloating, high fever, restlessness, thirst, blurred vision and constipation, dry skin, dry stools and dark brown coloured urine.

 

Dr. Virginia will carry out an initial consultation with each of her patients to diagnose the type of disorder they have; not only the symptoms but also to find the cause. She uses the TCM method of tongue, pulse and navel diagnosis and depending on the outcome each patient will have an individual treatment and follow up plan.

 

“It is considered that many people are scared of the needles,” says Dr. Virginia, “ but I use less needles and there is no pain with my the methods. I am confident that my experience using this alternative and natural drug-free way of healing will help my patients recover quicker from their illness.”

 

Ponsonby Wellness Centre also has experienced massage therapist Fred Li at the clinic. Fred’s passion for massage started in China in 1996, however over the last 10 years he has worked in South Africa, Europe and Australia. He knows the human body’s muscles well and can pick up the weak spots, even if you’re not aware of it. He targets blocked energy hidden in your muscles, joints and nerves.

Ponsonby Wellness Centre is an ACC approved Member of NZASA (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority) and is a health insurance approved registered acupuncturist. The clinic is open seven days to suit most working people and has disability access.

 

PONSONBY WELLNESS CENTRE, 43A Brown Street, T: 09 360 1229 ponsonbywellness@gmail.comwww.ponsonbywellness.com