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Meet your local Auckland Acupuncturist
At the Acupuncture Sanctuary, we do more than alleviate pain.
Our intention is to guide you to a sense of wholeness and fluidity so that you can do your life.
Here you will be heard and listened to in a non-judgemental space.
You will be given new perspectives, offered tools & resources to feel empowered & more in tune with your body by finding clarity around your health.
We are qualified in Classical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.
We pride ourselves on our Integrative approach and sourcing the highest quality herbal preparations and supplements from around the globe.
All of our practitioners are registered with the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) recognised under the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Act and aligned with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
Our clinic is based on the borders of Titirangi, Green Bay and New Lynn with ample street parking, wheelchair access and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
We look forward to working with you.
These are the tools we use
How We Can Help You
These are the tools we use to get your health back on track. We can help you with your aches and pains by being hands-on with Acupuncture and Massage. We can look at what's going on on the inside by looking at your tongue and listening to your pulse - the unique diagnostic tools of Chinese Medicine. We can also determine if your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs by checking through your latest blood test results so that we can offer you specific supplements or dietary advice to tweak (or overhaul) your diet. We take a no-nonsense whole-istic approach.
Frequently Asked ACC Questions
Accident Compensation Corporation ACC
If you currently have an injury that has been approved by ACC you are entitled to Acupuncture therapy. All you require is your ACC claim number. ACC will contribute towards your payment. ACC currently funds two sets of treatment modalities within acupuncture services, conventional therapies and adjunct therapies. The conventional therapies are comprised of traditional acupuncture, Western acupuncture, laser acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and auricular acupuncture; the adjunct therapies include Cupping, Gua Sha scraping, Tuina massage, and Moxibustion.
Once your ACC claim has been lodged you will receive a text message to confirm that your claim has been accepted. Later you will receive a letter in the post also confirming that your claim has been accepted. In the top right hand corner you will find your ACC45 claim number. If you haven’t received this letter at the time of making your Acupuncture appointment, you can email, text or ring through with your NHI number and we can determine where your claim is at. Please kindly send this through before your session.
As an Acupuncturist ACC provider I am unable to lodge your initial ACC claim. If you’ve been to A&E or the White Cross you probably completed an ACC claim form then. If your injury is not as severe you can see your GP, a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath who can make the initial assessment & diagnosis and put your ACC claim in. Once your ACC claim has been accepted you will be able to receive subsided Acupuncture treatment. If you are unsure of who to see, please contact us and we will gladly provide you with a referral.
ACC will cover part payment of your Acupuncture session. Your session may also include Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), Cupping, Gua Sha scraping and/or Moxibustion. Please see our “How we treat” section for more information on these.
We Guide Your Body To Heal Itself
Our goal is to treat patients using traditional techniques of Acupuncture along with herbal medicines prepared from all natural ingredients, dietary advice and high quality nutritional supplements.