Your Treatment

When Ngaio treats you, more often than not it involves acupuncture. Many clients are recommended to or opt to take herbs concurrently. Herbs are usually taken twice daily. They come in pill/capsule form or in granules that dissolve in boiling water, which makes them convenient to take. Having herbs as well as acupuncture intensifies and speeds up the healing process. No endangered species or products procured cruelly are used in these herbal preparations. Granulated herbal formulas can be tailored to you and your symptoms making them more targeted and specific than would for example, pills/capsules.

gaio Richards - Acupuncture / Herbal Treatment

Moxibustion, cupping and occasionally Bush Flower Essences may form part of an individual’s therapy.

Educational advice is offered regarding diet and lifestyle, where appropriate. This is to empower you with the means to take greater control of your health.

Only sterile, pre-packaged single-use disposable needles are used.

Even people who are scared of needles usually find acupuncture relaxing & they nearly always choose to return for further treatment because it feels good. You have to experience it to believe it..

How you can participate in your acupuncture treatment

Most of us need to adjust our lifestyle even in some small way to bring our health back into line.

Often the changes may be dietary or to do with how we work, rest, exercise or play. Self-honesty is required here – to get well, we must participate in our healing and take responsibility if we don’t.

Literature on Chinese Medicine

There is a fantastic book that you might like to read. It is written for lay people and starts from the beginning, explaining this complex information in simple terms. It teaches both the science and the art of Chinese medicine. I totally recommend it, it is very easy to read and informative, particularly helpful if you are currently undergoing treatment and wanting to develop a better understanding of this awe-inspiring modality.

The book is called: ‘Chinese Medicine. The Web that has no Weaver’ by Ted Kaptchuk.