What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the use of very thin needles that are inserted into the body at precise points. This process is used to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into a healthier pattern and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions such as:

Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.

Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture works along a system of energy pathways or meridians to restore the balance of the human body system. This enhances the flow and awareness of the body to promote healthier functioning and recovery of the body. The treatment of acupuncture may also be used alongside other health care services.

Yes, if you have had an injury and made an ACC claim with our chiropractor or another health care serivce provider (e.g. your GP) then the acupuncturist may utilise this claim, therefore subsidising your treatment.

No, you can make an appointment with us (09 623 1578) without getting a referral for acupuncture treatments.

Yes, acupuncture is generally considered very safe with few known side effects when practiced by a fully qualified practitioner. Our acupuncturist at Auckland Chiropractic Centre is experienced and New Zealand certified.

Yes, we offer a 10 minute complementary appointment that can be booked with our acupuncturist for you to find out if you are a suitable candidate for our services.

This consists of a thorough health history and assessment focused on your area of concern. The findings will provide us with a better understanding of your condition and best plan of action. Moreover, in the absence of significant contraindications, the practitioner will carry out the necessary treatment. The initial consultation will take around 60 minutes, depending upon the complexity of your case.

Should you need further investigation, we have a wide trusted network of referrals that are available to us both internally and externally. We will in our best effort make sure you are referred on to the appropriate people when required.

Fee Schedule for Acupuncture Services


/ Surcharge

ACC Surcharge


/ Per visit

Basic treatment


/ Per visit

Standard Treatment


/ Per visit

Extend Treatment