Pain Management

Pain Management in Auckland


Pain can come in many forms – acute sporting injury, chronic stress-related back and neck pain, neurological pain, period pain or headaches, to name a few. Western medical pain management for these conditions can range from mild pain-relief, such as Panadol or Ibuprofen, to more serious medications that have potential side effects, especially if needed long term.


Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture can provide a natural, effective, holistic treatment alternative, instead of, or alongside, Western medical treatment, depending on your needs. Pain Management in Auckland at Bloom Acupuncture is, therefore, one avenue available to you.

Back Pain

What to Expect


At Bloom Acupuncture in Auckland, we offer a range of treatment options for pain management. We take a detailed history and assessment of your condition. Please bring along any medical reports, x-rays or other relevant documentation to your first appointment. Based on the information you provide us and any physical assessments we do, we come up with a Chinese medical diagnosis, which informs your treatment plan. We are professional, collaborative and have undergone the correct training to ensure we support you effectively. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate your pain, helping you to improve your quality of life.​

Your treatment may include the following services, depending on your needs:

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This ancient medicine is the art of inserting needles into specific acupuncture points around the body. It may assist you with musculoskeletal pain, such as neck and back pain, headaches or period pain. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises it as a treatment for multiple illnesses, including pain management.

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Tuina (pronounced 'twee-na') is a Chinese form of massage that consists of numerous hand techniques. It can be used to relieve body aches and help with tight muscles. This Chinese style massage perfectly combines with acupuncture and moxibustion to aid in your relief of pain.

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Gua Sha

A technique where we use rose quartz to massage or rub specific areas in pain. It may assist with muscle tension and pent-up stress.


Moxibustion (Moxa)

The practice of burning a stick of ground Mugwort leaves to create heat over specific locations of the body or acupuncture points. The warming effect helps the healing process and provides relaxation to the muscles and tissues.

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Diet & Lifestyle Advice

To assist with your journey, our practitioner may also offer diet and lifestyle advice when required.

About Bloom Acupuncture and ACC


At Bloom Acupuncture, we assist with all complaints and questions and are focused on supporting you in your time of need. Our practitioner has undergone extensive training in Chinese medicine and has received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science (Acupuncture). She is registered with Acupuncture NZ and is a registered treatment provider for ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation). You can therefore receive reduced treatment fees for an accident-related injury with a valid ACC45 claim number. Apart from ACC, our practitioner is trained in helping men and women with other acute and chronic pain types.


Contact us today if you have any queries or want to book your first pain relief treatment.



*Research for the Acupuncture Evidence Project.