© 2017 by Rachel Gotlieb

ACUPUNCTURE AND

TRADITIONAL CHINESE

MEDICINE

 

OUR HOLISTIC PRACTICE

PHILOSOPHY

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) it is not just about acupuncture, but is considered a complex intervention to improve overall health. Providing us a comprehensive model to assess your signs and symptoms, taking into account your individualised body type, existing condition, pathologies, and the environment around you. We use fine single use needles to balance your Qi, either moving or tonifying your energy. Additionally offering lifestyle and dietary advice to help you onto your path to homeostasis, or balance.

There are jewels of wisdom in the Chinese philosophy that can easily be passed into the fast paced Western world we live in. It is about incorporating small conscious every day acts that nurture you to wellbeing and teach you not to be too busy for yourself.

Taking a Western medical diagnosis and helping you to understand this holistically is what we enjoy.  Everything is related. Acupuncture is a fantastic adjunct therapy to many other modalities; it helps the body and mind to function optimally so you get the most out of your treatments.  Talk to us about how acupuncture can help you.

It is important that you manage your path to wellbeing.

"A journey of a thousand miles

         must begin with a single step."

– Lao Tzu

 

ABOUT US

Rachel Gotlieb

Rachel Gotlieb

Rachel uses a mix of traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese acupuncture combined with motor points and sports medicine. Treatment is a dance between the pattern of disease and how it interacts with your body, your constitutional body type, the environment, your emotions and state of mind.  The style of treatment required is different for each individual.

Roni Neeley

Roni Neeley

Roni uses traditional Chinese medicine combined with motor points and distal needling. TCM  focuses on the pattern of disease and how it interacts with your body, taking into account your constitutional body type, your environment, emotions and mind.

OUR

TREATMENTS

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is the most recognised instrument of TCM. But during an acupuncture treatment you might also receive moxabustion, gua sha, cupping, dietary and lifestyle advice depending on what your body requires.

It is best to come to treatment not hungry but not immediately after a large meal.

Acupuncture treatment
 
45 minutes - 1 hour
 
Private - $90
ACC - $35

CUPPING or GUA SHA

Used by sports stars and athletes. An opposite concept to massage the skin is sucked up into the cup with a negative pressure pulling on the muscle, connective tissue and interstitial fluid.

Cupping is a great way to remove inflammation, increase blood flow, remove toxins or heat and encourage relaxation and wellbeing.

Cupping
30 minutes
$60

MASSAGE

We are excited to be able to offer you tuina sports massage and relaxation massage on request.

Relax your body, increase blood flow and oxygenate your muscles, remove toxins, improve circulation, mobilise joints and decrease stress. 

 

Contact us if you would like us to organise you this service.

Massage
contact us
for times and
prices

CONSTITUTIONAL
FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE

Beauty stems from the inside, this is a full constitutional treatment that views the face as an extension of the healthy body.

When the face is needled, blood flow and Qi carries nutrients to the cells. Pamper yourself with a facial treatment that is good for your whole body.

Facial Acupuncture
1 hour 30 minutes
$145

Please provide 24 hours notice if you would like to cancel your reservation. Reservations cancelled within this 24 hour period will be liable for a nominal $50 charge unless we can fill this appointment time. No showing will incur the full charge for the treatment of $90.
Thank you for your consideration.

 

FREQUENTLY

ASKED

QUESTIONS

"When you touch one thing

with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

– Lao Tzu

What is acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a clinical discipline that aims at prevention and treatment of disease.  Acupuncture, one of the many tools of TCM, it uses hair thin, single use sterile needles to penetrate certain points in the body to subtly influence the energy of the body called Qi (pronounced chee). 

 

Qi travels with blood around the body in circuits called meridians. The smooth flow of these meridians is the epitome of health. There is balance and they feed qi and blood to all of your organs (zang fu), your muscles, connective tissue, joints and skin.  When there is a blockage in the meridian flow, an imbalance will ensue causing a range of symptoms such as pain, digestive issues, insomnia, and many other complaints.

 

What does it feel like?

Generally acupuncture does not hurt at all. The needles are very thin and flexible, not like hypodermic needles. Most people do not even feel it penetrate the skin.  Once they are inserted we stimulate the Qi. People report this to have various sensations such as heaviness, tingling, warmth, pulling, a dull ache or a drawing sensation. Usually people feel a deep sense of relaxation as your body goes into an alpha state to start the healing. Many people fall asleep.

 

Afterwards you can feel tired and want to rest, people sometimes report they can still feel the needles working. It is good to plan a restful night after treatment.

How often do I need treatment and how long does it last?

This depends on the condition. Typically with a new problem resolution may only take a few treatments, if it has been around for a while it would be a longer treatment protocol.

 

It is rare that you would be fixed in one treatment. Generally the treatment results would at first last for 3–4 days and this duration extends as we move through the treatment protocol.

 

With some musculoskeletal issues you might need treatment twice per week for the first few weeks and then go to once per week. Other conditions such as fertility or gynaecological issues you require once per week for up to three months.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes acupuncture is very safe when administered by a licensed practitioner. We undergo four years training and regular CPD courses. We use sterile single use needles and aseptic needling practices. If you would like to find a licensed practitioner in your area CLICK HERE

 

What will a normal treatment be like?

TCM treats the body holistically. So you will be asked rather comprehensive questions about your condition, general health, family health, and history. We then will feel your pulse, look at your tongue, and palpate your body. We accumulate the many signs and symptoms together to provide a picture of the internal state of your body. We will endeavour to explain this to you in a way you can understand trying to link the TCM and WM. And offer lifestyle and dietary advice to help you on your journey to wellbeing.

 

Do you treat ACC?

ACC covers any personal injury due to an accident for all New Zealand citizens and visitors to New Zealand. Whether this be at work, playing sport, at home or on a temporary holiday outside of New Zealand. You need to apply for this through your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath.

 

Once this has happened we as acupuncturists can treat you under ACC. With this ACC number you can see your acupuncturist, physiotherapist, chiropractor and osteopath all at the same time to help bring you back to full working order. You just can not get treatment from two different modalities in the same day.

 

Your ACC number is valid for treatment for one year from your accident date. For this reason it is important that you continue treatment in one way or another until you are feeling better and have addressed the problem. Old injuries are not covered for treatment by ACC.

 

GET IN TOUCH

RONI NEELEY:  021 454 882

RACHEL GOTLIEB:   021 664 943

At Enlightenment Martial Arts School:

52 Mt Eden road, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ 1024

Also on request:

13 Log Race Road, Piha, Auckland, NZ 0772