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The Benefits of Acupuncture

By Henri-noel Venturini

This is now my third year of studying a four year Bachelor of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and I feel that acupuncture is a very effective form of treatment that will enhance my practise immensely.  When combined with the other treatments that I already offer (I have been a wellness practitioner for around 20 years) such as massage, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicines, depression and anxiety coaching and Tai Chi and Qigong exercise programmes the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine will increase my ability to deliver even more positive and effective solutions to my clients that are very cost effective.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy or “qi”, in the body. It works through neuro-hormonal pathways by needling and stimulating the nerves at specific acupuncture points in the body. This improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process.

Acupuncture promotes the balance of energy that flows through the body, the benefits can extend to a verity of conditions such as anxiety and depression, digestive complaints, pain and inflammation due to injuries, hay fever, headaches, insomnia or chronic digestive disorders and even care after surgery or palliative care.

Studies in the U.S. indicate that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It has been shown to assist in the treatment of emotional pain syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It has also demonstrated clinical success in achieving pregnancy when used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization. Also that acupuncture can stimulate the release of natural pain relieving endorphins in the brain.

Reports commissioned by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association in Australia have identified that of 122 conditions, strong evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for a number of conditions such as:

Allergic rhinitis/ Nausea and vomiting/ Post-operative pain  with vomiting and nausea/ Tension and Chronic headaches/ Knee osteoarthritis/ Chronic lower back pain

A further 38 conditions had moderate evidence which supported the use of acupuncture. These include the following:

Acute lower back pain/ Anxiety/ Cancer pain/ Constipation/ Depression/ Dry eye/ Menopause hot flushes/ Labour pain/ Insomnia/ Plantar heel pain/ Post-traumatic stress disorder/ Sciatica/ Shoulder impingement syndrome/ Shoulder pain

To conclude the reports clearly state there is evidence that treating certain conditions was cost effective and safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner.

In New Zealand acupuncture is part of the referred therapies, and treatment by a registered acupuncturist are covered by ACC.

Acupuncture $60 for course of 6 sessions

With Henri-noel Venturini

Student of the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

I am available from 19 February 2019 onwards for discounted acupuncture sessions as part of my second and final year of supervised clinical training at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The sessions cost only $10 each and all you have to do to qualify for this amazing discount is to agree to sign up for a course of 6 weekly sessions costing you only $60 in total.

After completing the first three years of a four year degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture I am now ready to enter a clinical stage for my final year of training and I am offering these cost effective courses of treatments in Acupuncture at The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Epsom, Auckland.

The supervised Public Acupuncture Clinics are the teaching clinics for the school, where I am in training under highly experienced acupuncturists who will supervise your treatment, develop treatment plans and guide you toward optimal health.

Clinical training is the heart of an acupuncturist’s education designed to build strong clinical skills through extensive hands-on learning of TCM acupuncture including moxibustion, cupping and gua sha. In the clinic I will continue to undergo a comprehensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and western biomedical concepts, providing a structured practical environment to apply my skills and gain the required clinical hours to become fully qualified.

Please note that Henri is only available for acupuncture treatments at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of his clinical training and to qualify for the special price of $60 for the course of 6 treatments you must agree to attend a series of 6 treatments over a period of 6 weeks with Henri as your practitioner.

Clinic location

The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

382 C Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland

Nearest train station: Remuera or Green Lane

Bus route: 006, 030, 302,309,312,N10

Appointments available from Feb 19th 2019


Online via Ezybook: https://www.ezybook.co.nz/pages/nzschoolofacupuncureandtcm-auckland/

After choosing Henri as your practitioner, be sure to mouse-over and click “Book Now” in lower right corner of list to activate booking page.

By phone: 09 630 3546

Via email: auckland@nzsao.com

To contact Henri click here

References to studies:


ACCMA: https://www.acupuncture.org.au/resources/publications/the-acupuncture-evidence-project-a-comparative-literature-review-2017/

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