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Acupuncture in Northcote

Revolution Chiropractic Offers Holistic Therapy to Promote Healing

Acupuncture is a tool of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that dates back millennia and has gained popularity as an alternative and holistic therapy for acute musculoskeletal, neurological, digestive, respiratory, and emotional conditions, as well as many others. It can be a stand-alone service or part of a greater TCM program.

The fundamental principle of acupuncture revolves around stimulating specific points to enhance the body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore the balance of your Qi, which is your vital energy, according to TCM.


What Are Some Benefits?

AcupuncturePeople turn to acupuncture to promote healing, alleviate pain, and regain mobility. Its benefits include:

  • Pain relief: Acupuncture helps release endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, relieving chronic or acute pain associated with injuries.
  • Reduced inflammation: Inflammation is a common response to trauma and injuries in the body. Acupuncture can help regulate the body’s inflammatory processes, reducing swelling and promoting faster recovery. This can be particularly important for people who have diseases like gout or back and neck spasms.
  • Improved blood flow: Enhanced circulation means more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the tissues, accelerating the healing process.
  • Stress reduction: Sessions provide relaxation and can alleviate the stress and anxiety often associated with trauma, going through illness, or the challenges of daily life.
  • Balancing the Qi: By restoring the body’s natural energy balance, acupuncture, in turn, supports overall health and facilitates recovery.

This ancient practice has proven to be a valuable ally in the journey to recovery for nearly everyone.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

During a typical session, you will lie comfortably on your back, ideally dressed in comfortable clothing, including shorts and a T-shirt, as the acupuncturist inserts very fine needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points.

These points are thought to be connected by energy lines, or meridians, which are integral to the flow of Qi in the body. By stimulating these points, acupuncturists aim to restore the balance of Qi and promote physical and mental wellbeing.

The needles are virtually painless, and many people find the experience deeply relaxing. Sessions typically last around 30-60 minutes, during which you can unwind and let the acupuncture do its work. You should notice benefits immediately afterwards for acute conditions and one month per year of the time you’ve experienced chronic conditions.

It’s vital to consult with a qualified acupuncturist, like ours at Revolution Chiropractic, who can evaluate your condition and develop a personalised plan.


Acupuncture needles in back

Who the Therapy Helps

Injuries, trauma, or pain can affect your health and quality of life, regardless of your age or occupation. Acupuncture is a natural holistic approach to address these challenges.

For many individuals, acupuncture offers a holistic approach to recovery. By reducing pain, inflammation, and stress while promoting overall wellbeing, this therapy has rightfully earned its place as a valuable complementary therapy in modern healthcare. Here’s how you can expect to benefit from acupuncture:

  • Busy professionals: People in their 20s, 30s, and beyond often face the daily challenges of juggling their work and personal lives, which can affect their health and lead to various types of injuries, including those related to posture, repetitive movements, or stress. Acupuncture can help reduce pain, enhance circulation, and promote relaxation. Regular sessions can help prevent future trauma and promote overall wellbeing.
  • Athletes: Acupuncture is a drug-free, non-invasive option for pain management, reduction of inflammation, and encouraging healing. By targeting specific areas of the body, acupuncturists can help athletes regain their competitive edge and get back in the game faster and without long-term damage to their health. This approach provides symptomatic relief and addresses underlying imbalances or dysfunctions contributing to musculoskeletal discomfort. It also enhances recovery by expediting rehabilitation, improving range of motion, and enhancing muscle function.
  • Pregnancy: For women, the months before, during, and after pregnancy can be a challenging time which can bring about its own set of physical discomforts and health issues. Expectant mothers have used acupuncture for a while now as a means to alleviate pain, ease morning sickness, and reduce stress. Additionally, it can help breech babies get into the optimal birth position or induce labour when necessary.
  • Elderly: As we age, injuries become more common, whether due to falls or age-related conditions. Acupuncture is gentler on the body than some other forms of care, making it a preferable choice for the elderly. It can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life.

Some Additional Benefits

There are many additional benefits to acupuncture’s holistic results, including those in the areas of dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, and mental health.

Dermatology: Acupuncture offers significant benefits in dermatology, particularly for inflammatory skin conditions, anti-aging, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. It regulates the body’s inflammatory response, promoting healing for conditions like acne and eczema while also stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity for anti-aging effects.

Its holistic approach addresses skin health and overall wellbeing, making acupuncture a valuable option for radiant, youthful skin. This is done through facial needling, massage, gua sha and clay masks for oily skin. It also includes some basic face exercises for toning muscles specific to the person.

Gastroenterology: By regulating digestive function and reducing inflammation, acupuncture helps alleviate gastrointestinal issues like IBS and gastritis symptoms. It also aids in weight loss by stimulating metabolism and suppressing appetite. In diabetes management, acupuncture may improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.

Additionally, acupuncture can modulate the immune response to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of food allergies. Its holistic approach complements more conventional methods, offering natural interventions for improved health outcomes.

Gynecology: Acupuncture addresses gynecological issues, fertility concerns, pregnancy-related discomforts, and menopausal symptoms. It regulates menstrual cycles, alleviates menstrual pain, and addresses conditions like endometriosis and PCOS. Acupuncture improves reproductive function, prepares the body for childbirth, and supports postnatal recovery by addressing issues such as postpartum depression and lactation problems.

Additionally, it helps manage menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings by regulating hormone levels.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Combining acupuncture with relaxation, meditation, and reflexology offers holistic benefits for overall wellbeing. Acupuncture promotes meridian balance, reducing stress and fostering relaxation. Paired with relaxation techniques and meditation, it deepens the sense of calm and mental clarity.

Reflexology complements acupuncture by stimulating corresponding areas of the body, promoting relaxation. This integrated approach addresses physical, mental, and emotional aspects of wellbeing, providing effective tools for managing stress and enhancing quality of life.

Cupping As a Complementary Therapy

Cupping, an ancient therapeutic practice, holds numerous benefits for overall wellbeing. This time-tested therapy is known for enhancing blood circulation, promoting improved oxygenation of tissues, providing pain relief by alleviating muscle tension, and supporting the body’s natural detoxification process.

Cupping is also valued for its anti-inflammatory properties, stress-reducing effects, and contribution to enhanced flexibility and range of motion. With its calming effect on the nervous system, cupping reduces stress and enhances mental wellbeing.

Additionally, it supports skin health, respiratory conditions, and aligns with the concept of balancing vital energy in traditional Chinese medicine. This non-invasive and natural therapy holistically addresses both physical and mental aspects of health, making it a valuable addition to wellness routines.

An acupuncture appointment should be booked first prior to cupping so that a thorough consultation may be done.

Make Acupuncture Part of Your Approach

Acupuncture is an integral part of any holistic health approach. Contact us today to see how you may benefit or to schedule a consultation.


Acupuncture Northcote, Glenfield, Auckland | 09 418 3718