World Acupuncture Awareness Week
16 - 22 November 2015
Look out for events in your area!
Last year, practitioners throughout the country celebrated the inaugural Acupuncture Awareness Week by holding open days in their own clinics, setting up community clinics, providing discounted treatments and holding information afternoons or evenings for the general public. There was even an acupuncture clinic set up in a shop window in central Wellington.
This year even more practitioners in more centres are taking part. Again there will be community clinics, open days and lectures or information evenings from one end of the country to the other.
Acupuncture has been steadily gaining popularity in many Western countries and New Zealand is no exception. We have the great advantage here that ACC has recognised members of Acupuncture NZ (formerly the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists) since 1990. This means that if any New Zealander suffers an injury as a result of an accident, then they can choose to include acupuncture in their treatment plan.
The World Health Organisation lists an extensive number of conditions that acupuncture may be helpful for. Respiratory problems such as colds and flu, hay fever or asthma have long been treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine in China. Digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome also respond well.
Check our "Events" page to see what is happening in your area during Acupuncture Awareness Week.