What We Do

Just about anything that you might think of visiting the doctor for can be treated with acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine. The World Health Organisation has for many years recognised acupuncture as being effective in the treatment of a very extensive range of conditions.

Here at Acupuncture Richmond, Paddy will initially take a full history before deciding on the best course of action for your particular complaint or condition. Treatment may be acupuncture alone or may involve the use of moxibustion or cupping and the prescription of a herbal formula. Diet and lifestyle play an enormous role in maintaining health and wellbeing so it is very likely that some helpful suggestions will also be provided.

Age is no barrier – everyone from young children to the very elderly can be treated with acupuncture.

The types of conditions that people choose to have treated with acupuncture include:

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  • Digestive disorders – indigestion, reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, fluid retention.
  • Headaches – migraine, tension or cluster headaches.
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma, hayfever and sinus conditions
  • Coughs, colds and flu.
  • Menstrual disorders – irregular, painful or heavy periods.
  • Some forms of infertility – male and female.
  • Maintenance of wellbeing throughout pregnancy and preparation for labour – morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, headaches, lower back pain, breech or posterior presentation.
  • Recovery after childbirth – breast feeding difficulties including mastitis, post-natal depression, prolapse conditions, emotional support.
  • Menopausal symptoms – hot flushes, insomnia, bladder irritation, volatile emotions.
  • Musculo-skeletal disorders – arthritis, back pain, strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, bursitis, general sporting injuries

ACC may cover part of the cost of treatment for any injuries which may have resulted from an accident either in the workplace or elsewhere. Once a claim has been raised it is the patient’s choice as to which treatment they may prefer.

To discover more about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, visit Acupuncture NZ.

Paddy has a strong working relationship with other practitioners in the Nelson region so if it is felt that another modality, such as osteopathy or physiotherapy, would be of further assistance then be assured you will be referred on.

Cost of Treatment