Established in 1990, we have provided quality
acupuncture care to thousands of Hawkes Bay residents.
Partners James McNeill and Jacqui Kiddle have been
closely involved in the development of the profession
in New Zealand and are committed to bringing
you the benefits of our experience in
a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
Welcome to Napier Acupuncture Clinic
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in a
wide range of common ailments. Both acute and chronic pain
associated with low back and neck strain, sports injuries, shoulder
and elbow injuries. Also shingles pain and stress disorders respond
well, as do women's disorders and gastro-intestinal problems.
In fact most people will gain relief whatever their condition.
After a thorough investigation using both Traditional Chinese and
modern methods a treatment strategy will be decided upon and
the most appropriate treatment/s for the condition will be utilized.
Acupuncture is an ancient medicine with its own unique system of diagnosis that includes mind, body and emotions.
It can provide health solutions that sometimes elude modern medicine.
When this understanding is combined with experience and
skill, its a powerful tool indeed.
Acupuncture is a main treatment modality of Traditional Chinese
Medicine and involves the placement of fine needles at key
locations on the body to attain a therapeutic effect.
Points are chosen from many hundreds located along twelve main energy pathways or channels which cover the entire body. This energy spreads
out like a web of interconnecting bioelectric energy.
Another way of understanding
the concept of energy talked of
in acupuncture is to see the
body as a musical instrument.
The energy channels are like the
strings of a cello and the
acupuncture points are the notes.
By correctly understanding where
the system is out of tune,
the right notes on the strings are
used in just the right way to bring
the body back into balance.
Acupuncture is a safe, drug free method to successfully treat many conditions.
A reliable source of information supporting acupuncture's benefits can be found here:
The Acupuncture Evidence Project:
A Comparative Literature Review (2017)
ACC covers much of the acupuncture cost for injury treatment by members of AcupunctueNZ.
There are over one hundred
different injuries contained In the ACC's Acupuncture Treatment Profiles.
Acupuncture has a long tradition both in China and the
rest of the world as a health maintenance tool, where a
regular tune up can have long term benefits.
Jacqui Kiddle has over 30 years experience in
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has a Bachelor of Science from Canterbury University graduating in Psychology and then going on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the NSW College of
Natural Therapies in Sydney. This included an internship
at the Zhejiang Medical Hospital in Hangzhou, China.
Jacqui graduated in 1984.
Jacqui particularly enjoys treating fertility
and pregnancy issues but what she finds most
rewarding is connecting with people to make
lifestyle changes so that they can better manage
their own health issues. Jacqui is also regular
columnist for Living Hawkes Bay magazine.
James McNeill graduated from the NSW
College of Natural Therapies in Sydney
after four years full time training in
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including
internship training in Hangzhou,
China in 1984.
James is a past president of AcupunctureNZ
and member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee
on Complementary and Alternative Health
tasked with advising government. From 2001
until 2004 he was appointed to the
Ministerial Advisory Committee on
Complementary and Alternative Health
James is an award winning author, singer/songwriter
and father of three fabulous children.
He is also a Qi Gong practitioner and particularly enjoys
helping with stress disorders and all pain related issues.
Catherine’s love of Chinese medicine was sparked nearly 25 years ago when, in chronic pain, she limped into a TCM clinic and walked out feeling better.
The practitioner she saw then told her he was going to teach her how to heal herself and became her mentor.
For the next 7 years she trained with him in Tai Chi, Qigong, Tui Na massage, Meditation and Taoist philosophy, before going on to complete her degree in Acupuncture at the London College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Since then she has used her skills working with people with special needs and has recently finished a teacher training in Qigong from the British Shiatsu College.
Her ambition is to get Qigong as widely recognised as a self-healing modality as yoga, and aims to share her love of these ancient arts in doing what that first teacher did for her – teaching people how to heal themselves.
Catherine spends her time between Napier and the sleepy little Cotswold town of Stroud where an 81 year old mother requires her healing powers as well.
Daiki graduated from the Morinomiya
University of Medical Sciences in Osaka Japan,
receiving a Bachelor of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 2011.
During his internship in a neurological clinic, he was learning
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture techniques and
Western medicine from Dr Sakae Yoneyama.
His family is one of the most famous
Acupuncturist families in Japan.
After graduation Daiki did clinical practice on
cruise ships treating many people from a wide variety of countries.
This experience showed him what acupuncture could
achieve as well as confirming his future role in healing.
His goal is to spread Japanese Acupuncture techniques
in New Zealand. Daiki feels passionate to share the
Traditional Japanese techniques
learned From Dr Yoneyama with patients. Also Daiki
continues to develop his own methods, to help more people.
The practice of warming or heating of individual acupuncture points or regions of the body by burning the herb Artemisia close to or actually on the inserted needle. The heat is able to penetrate deeply into the muscles and essentially strengthens the actions of the needles.
The practice of applying vacuum cups to the skin most commonly used on the back to increase the circulation the area. The cups can also be moved on the skin creating an effect like a reverse pressure massage.
Japanese Acupuncture is a very gentle style of treatment focusing on the correct acupuncture points and mild stimulation to affect
the natural healing power of the body.
Along with abdominal diagnosis, listening to the body's own voice when needling is the core method of Japanese Acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture is based on a holistic approach promoting inner health, increasing collagen production to reduce the signs of aging.
WHAT WE DO
The practice of inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to facilitate healing.
The practice of combining medicinal substances (plant, mineral, animal) to create a therapeutic prescription.
The herbs may either be taken internally or applied externally
to the body.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE