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A woman's leg getting acupuncture for pain management at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

Pain Management

Pain Management

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. 

Our practitioner 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. 

Acupuncture for back pain

What to Expect

Claire preparing for an acupuncture treatment at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

At Bloom Acupuncture, 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 and any physical assessments we do, we come up with a treatment plan. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate your pain, helping you to improve your quality of life.​

  • We work with you to action this plan through acupuncture, cupping and/or Chinese herbs, as will be discussed with you.

  • Regular treatments (as per your treatment plan) will help you get on your way to less pain and more living. 

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

Acupuncture being performed on a shoulder

Ten or so extremely thin, single-use pre-sterilised needles may be inserted into the body at specific acupuncture points. This helps Qi and blood flow smoothly around the body.

Moxibustion being performed at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

Moxibustion (Moxa)

Moxa (a herb called Ai Ye or Mugwort) is burnt to create heat. This heat is applied indirectly over acupuncture points to help with healing. It is generally found to be very warming and relaxing.

Traditional chinese medicine

Chinese herbs, based on thousands of years of use and modern scientific research, can help improve symptoms. Supplied in powder format, they are easy to use, and are tailored to your unique condition. 

Gua Sha being performed at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

Gua sha

Rose quartz boards are rubbed on the skin to release tension or knots, helping with muscle pain. It is also a wonderful way to invigorate the face.

Cupping treatment being performed at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

Cups can be applied to the body to help relieve tension or stagnation. They create a vacuum, sucking up the skin, and can be left in one place or moved around to give a relaxing massage effect.

Tuina Massage being performed at Bloom Acupuncture Auckland

The Chinese style of massage. Many different hand techniques can be used to help relieve muscle pain.

(It is used in conjunction with acupuncture, not as a stand-alone treatment).

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