Advanced Acupunture
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ABOUT US

Advanced Acupuncture has highly qualified and experienced acupuncturists who have studied and worked in China. There are three clinics in Christchurch. The acupuncture that we use in Christchurch is a time tested therapy that has been practised in the Far East for thousands of years. The philosophy behind acupuncture is that energy lines or meridians circulate around the body. These meridians contain our energy flow or Qi. It is when this Qi is impaired through the body that imbalance and illness occurs. In acupuncture, the insertion of fine needles at various points on the meridian, redirects energy to where it is needed most. In this way the body's balance can be restored and the illness resolved.

Acupuncture understands that the flow of energy can be disrupted in many ways: emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or overwork are all common examples. By examining this underlying cause and how it has affected the body, the most appropriate treatment for the patient can be selected. Treating the patient as an individual is at the core of the acupuncture treatment and it is this that helps allow the body to rebalance itself.

In acupuncture, blocked energy can manifest itself in areas that are painful or are particularly cold or hot, or a different colour. These signs can help determine which acupuncture points are most suitable.

Western medicine has different opinions on how acupuncture works, but in short, no one is really sure how acupuncture works. However, trial after trial consistently proves the effectiveness of the same acupuncture we use here in Christchurch. Our acupuncture treatment plan also includes other techniques such as cupping, moxibustion or acupressure.

Adam Ren

Acupuncturist

Adam is a professional, degree-qualified acupuncturist and Chinese medicinal herbalist, holding an eight year Masters degrees from Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc., the professional association for acupuncture practitioners in New Zealand. He has 10 years experience in Chinese government hospitals. Adam has successfully treated countless cases of illness and injury during his many years of practice in both Chna and New Zealand.

During Adam's time in Christchurch he has worked alongside various medical professionals at the Belfast Medical Centre, Moorehouse Medical Centre and the Riccarton Clinic. Adam continues to successfully treat many sports injuries including those related to golf and rugby.

While Adam treats a broad range of conditions, his main area of clinical interest is sports injuries and weight loss.


Jessie Xiao

Acupuncturist

Jessie is a professional, degree-qualified acupuncturist and Chinese medicinal herbalist, holding an eight year Masters degree from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc., the professional association for acupuncture practitioners in New Zealand. She has 10 years experience in Chinese government hospitals.

During Jessie's time in Christchurch she has worked alongside various medical professionals including the Belfast Medical Centre and the Riccarton Clinic.

While Jessie treats a broad range of conditions, her main area of clinical interest is relief of pain and this includes women's health problems.


Guanjie Lin

Acupuncturist

Guanjie Lin studied for five years at Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, specialising in acupuncture and massage.

He then worked for five years at the Fujian University hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has been working in Christchurch at Advanced Acupuncture for a year.

He specialises in sports injuries, sprains, neck, shoulder, and lower back pain.


Eagle Xiao

Acupuncturist

Eagle is a professional, degree-qualified acupuncturist, holding a Bachelor degree of Health Science Major in acupuncture. He is a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc., the professional association for acupuncture practitioners in New Zealand.

During Eagle's time in Auckland he has worked alongside two medical clinics - the Mt Wellington Integrated Medical Centre and Papakura Medical Centre. Eagle has successfully treated a variety of sports injuries.

While Eagle treats a broad range of conditions, his main area of clinical interest is sports injuries and weight loss.


Avril Sia

Acupuncturist

Avril is a professional, degree-qualified acupuncturist and Chinese medicinal herbalist, holding a Bachelor degree of Health Science major in acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She is a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc., the professional association for acupuncture practitioners in New Zealand.

During Avril's time in Christchurch, she has successfully treated a range of sports injuries.

While Avril treats many different conditions, her main area of clinical interest is sports injuries and women's health problems.