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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine



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Contact NameKevin Plaisted
Address80 Whangaparaoa Road
Red Beach
North Island 0943
Phone09 426 0328
Mobile027 277 4808
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Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/Red-Beach-Acupuncture-1658713611045677


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............................................................................................ Conditions effectively treated with Acupuncture:
    • Sports injuries- Sports performance • Neck and Cervical Pain • Shoulder Pain • Lower Back and leg Pain, Sciatica • Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue • Stress Related Disorders • Headaches & Migraines • Menstrual and PMS problems • Pregnancy - conception, morning sickness
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of medicine which has been used in China for the last 3000 years. Its effectiveness is now accepted in various countries including New Zealand. Acupuncture aims at treating the person, along with the disease. This means that the acupuncturist looks at the patient as a whole, finds the cause of the illness and the imbalance in the body causing it. With its unique system of diagnosis, an acupuncturist will ask not only details of the immediate problem, but also take a precise history of past illnesses, familial tendencies, and aim to determine a complete picture of the patients health. In this way acupuncture has always been used as a preventative medicine and can bring positive benefits to almost any illness. ............................................................................................ What happens during the treatment? Treatment by acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into a few carefully selected points on the body. The number of needles used varies from two or three to ten or more, and they are left in place for an average of twenty minutes. The total number of treatments required depends on the patient and the condition being treated. A typical treatment might include moxibustion (warming of the acupuncture needles), acupressure, massage, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine , dietary advice and remedial exercise. There is no age limit for treatment. It is important to advise the practitioner if you are pregnant but pregnancy does not preclude acupuncture or its benefits. Babies and children may be treated with acupressure in lieu of the use of needles. ............................................................................................ Will it hurt? Most new patients are amazed how painless acupuncture can be. However, when the correct stimulus of the needle has been obtained the patient may feel some heaviness, distension, tingling or electric sensation either around the needle or travelling up or down the affected energy pathway or meridian. ............................................................................................ What should I do after a treatment? Acupuncture changes the state of energy of the body, affecting nerves and blood vessels as well as the tone within the muscles. It is best to avoid heavy physical activity following a treatment. Avoidance of alcohol is also recommended. ............................................................................................ When can I expect an improvement? Occasionally you may notice a brief worsening of the symptoms prior to an improvement. More commonly there is relief from the first or second treatment and this is consolidated with progressive treatments. ............................................................................................ Treatments Sessions are approx 40 mins. Initial consultation and treatment approx 1 hour. Price: $15 ACC / $50 General ............................................................................................ Kevin Plaisted Dip Ac – NDA -CANZ Member of NZRA for 18 years ACC Treatment Provider Kevin has been and acupuncturist for 18 yrs and has treated a wide variety of conditions. He also has 35 years in martial arts as a competitor and coach. This has given him an extensive knowledge of sports training, exercise, goal setting and the management of sports injuries

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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Children’s Health, Chinese Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Drainage, Mobile Service Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy, Natural Fertility Management, Nutrition, Personal Trainers, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Remedial Therapies, Sports Injury Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Trigger Point Therapy, Womens Health

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