What is acupuncture?

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.

Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.

In Kapiti we have a number of Acupunture Practitioners.  Aroha Accupunture is run by Belinda Falconar based in Waikanae.

Belinda enjoys working with 

  • Energy and Immunity
  • Stress Management
  • Menstruation & Menopause
  • Pain and Chronic conditions

Before life as an acupuncturist, Belinda worked in the corporate world, juggling a career with raising a family. She became "burned out" and began to explore alternative health modalities such as Reiki and Holistic Pulsing, Insight Meditation and Yoga. Then, after receiving acupuncture treatments at the NZ School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, she was inspired to embark on a five year course of study that has provided her with the strong foundations necessary for life as a holistic health practitioner.

Belinda's training has been in Traditional Chinese Medicine Eight Principles, Manaka Protocol (Japanese style) the Five Element model, Dr Tan's Balance Method and more recently she has studied Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese acupuncture style which is her main current practice. Treatment involves the palpation of reflex areas to diagnose underlying patterns of disharmony. This method is very gentle and holistic, working on the root disharmony. Symptoms literally dissolve as the body comes into balance. Belinda mixes many treatment types; acupuncture, tuina massage, tendon stretching, cupping, moxabustion, Chinese herbal medicine and western medicine supplementation.

BOOK WITH BELINDA AT WAIKANAE

Contact Belinda: 021 770 972 or belinda@aroha-acupuncture.co.nz

BHSc In Acupuncture, Diplomas in Tuina and Qigong
ACC Treatment Provider
Member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists