Acupuncture, Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Auckland

Appointments now available for face to face consults.
Ministry of Health safety precautions are in place for your protection.

Covid-19 screening is required for all face-to-face consults.

Even if you have made an appointment, please stay at home and let me know if...

  • you tested positive for COVID-19? (subject to being certified by a medical health professional as fully recovered)
  • you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19, or someone who has been in direct contact with a confirmed case, in the last 14 days?
  • you had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days?
        Fever greater than 38°C
        Difficulty breathing
        Cough
        Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • you currently experiencing fever over 38°C, difficulty breathing, cough or loss of sense of smell or taste?

 
Restoring balance, health and well-being during the various stages of life.
 
Lee-Ana provides one-to-one treatments using gentle needle techniques. She has been practicing in Auckland for over 10 years focusing on acupuncture for Pregnancy, Womens Health and Fertility. People have also sought treatment from Lee-Ana for a wide range of conditions including chronic conditions, emotional-anxiety problems, digestive and respiratory issues, injuries and pain management, mens issues and paediatrics.
With the individual in mind, Lee-Ana draws from ancient whole system practices and merges it with the evidence base to provide treatments using appropriate modalities (acupuncture, acupressure, bodywork, moxibustion, cupping, dietary and lifestyle guidance etc).
Pregnant women often use acupuncture as a non-pharmacological therapy option for things like morning sickness, heart burn, pain, induction, breech, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, insomnia etc. Pre-birth acupuncture from 34 to 36 weeks through to labour has also been used with the aim of preparing mother and baby for birth. There is some evidence acupuncture may help in cervix dilation in preparation for labour and may reduce the need for caesarean section in the latest Cochrane review (Smith, Armour & Dahlen, 2018).
Acupuncture has minimal adverse events in research so is thought to be safe in the hands of well trained practitioners (MacDonald & Janz, 2017) and tends to have high levels of patient satisfaction (ASH, 2016; Betts, McMullen & Walker, 2017).

Note: It is advisable not to have caffeine, eat a big meal or be too hungry within an hour either side of treatment. If you are hungry have a small snack within that time. Also refrain from any intoxicants around treatments.

For ACC acupuncture treatments obtain your ACC45 or claim number from your doctor, physiotherapist or other ACC treatment provider and bring it to your initial consult. Our acupuncturists do not generate ACC claim numbers.
 
 
 
Bibliography

American Specialty Health Incorporated Health Services Department. (2016). Acupuncture: Does Acupuncture Provided Within a Managed Care Setting Meet Patient Expectations and Quality Outcomes? A 2-year retroactive study of 89,000 managed network patients.

Betts, D., McMullan, J., & Walker, L. (2016). The use of maternity acupuncture within a New Zealand public hospital: Integration within an outpatient clinic. NZ College of Midwives Journal, (52), 45-49. Retrieved from https://www.midwife.org.nz/resources-events/nzcom-journal/issue-52/the-use-of-maternity-acupuncture-within-a-new-zealand-public-hospital-integration-within-an-outpatient-clinic1/

McDonald, J., & Janz, S. (2017). The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Vol. 2017). Retrieved from http://aeacu.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Acupuncture-Evidence-Project_Mcdonald-and-Janz_Feb_2017_Reissued_April_2017.pdf
 
Smith, C., Armour, M., & Dahlen, H. (2017). Acupuncture or Acupressure for Induction of Labour
          (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue
10. Art. No.: CD002962.
          DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002962.pub4

 


 

Ana-Med Acupuncture Auckland, c/- MAMA , 13 Coyle St, Sandringham, Auckland
 | 027 310 7014 | lee-ana@ana-med.co.nz | www.ana-med.co.nz/