Acupuncture, Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Auckland

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, Women's Hormonal Health and Fertility. People have also sought treatment from Lee-Ana for a wide range of conditions including emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, chronic/adrenal fatigue and other chronic  conditions, digestive and respiratory issues, injuries and pain management, men's 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 anxiety, stress, depression, morning sickness, heart burn, pain, preparation for labour, breech, 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).
Induction of labour with acupuncture would ideally allow for 2-3 treatments.
 
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; Williams et al., 2019).

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. ACC treatments can only treat the injury being claimed.
 
 
References

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

Williams, H., Sweet, L., & Graham, K. (2019). Acupuncture during pregnancy and the perinatal period: Women's attitudes, beliefs and practices. Women and Birth. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.04.010

 


 

Ana-Med Acupuncture Auckland, c/- MAMA , 13 Coyle St, Sandringham, Auckland
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