Welcome to Acu-clinic!

The practitioner: Fang H. Zhu, member of NZCMAS, NZASA, ACC-registered treatment provider.

Now from Tamatea move to City centre, in Munroe Raffle Medical Centre, 1st floor in PWC building, opposite to city PaknSave supermarket.

Booking an appointment: phone or text 021 1880579

Questions: email to: fang.h.zhu at gmaildotcom .

Consultancy & Treatment

It will take about one hour. First visiting may need longer time. The patient need to fill up some forms, answer related questions. And tongue, pulse and meridian channels etc. will be checked.

After diagnosing with asking, looking, listening, pulse taking etc, the practitioner will formulate a treatment plan and treat the patient with selected methods like acupuncture, moxibustion, herbs, cupping which are decided according to the conditions and in the best interesting of the patient. The treatment may last about 15 -20 min or more, it depends. After the treatment, the practitioner may give some life style advice to help restore the healthy state.

Other Concerns

What does acupuncture feel like? Is it safe?
Most People Feel No or Minimal Pain. But, everyone experience acupuncture differently. One patient with fibromyolgia was treated with acupuncture, felt pain even when touched by finger pressure. Thanks for her endurance & completed 6 treatments. One 5 year-old girl was treated with acupuncture to stop asthma symptoms, she felt no pain, only a little bit of scary when she saw the needles.

How many sessions do I need for treatment?
Everybody is different. Among the determining factors are the type of condition: chronic or acute, and the vitality of the individual. Again, you should discuss your treatment program with the practitioner.

How often should I have acupuncture treatment?
Two to three sessions a week for the first two weeks. After reviewing the progress of treatment, may render it one to two sessions a week for the following weeks. However, it entirely depends on the physical condition of each individual.

How long each session takes?
Normally, most sessions take 30 to 60 minutes. It depends on the sensitivity of each individual and the kind of diseases and conditions. Some acute pain might need only 2-3 minutes, and some deficient condition might need longer time.
In general speaking, the quality of acupuncture treatment relies on the experience and skill of an acupuncturist. They are combination of acurated diagnosis of symptom, good acupuncture technique, right treatment strategy, etc.

In which cases, acupuncture is inadvisable?
A patient should never be needled under the following conditions:
when he or she is drunk or angry; or hungry, or has eaten too much; or overtired, or full of great fear.
It is preferable not to have acupuncture treatment during pregnancy.

Will Acupuncture interfere with my medication?
The short answer is no. A word of caution though. You may find your medication working more efficiently since Acupuncture has a tendency to remove blockages and balance the energetic pathways. If your medication is dosage sensitive, make sure you see your Doctor to monitor your dosages. Make sure you know what the signs of overdosing are, if any. It is never a good idea to stop taking medication without your Doctor’s guidance. Western pharmaceuticals are potent. In many cases you need to reduce dosages gradually to avoid unpleasant reactions.

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