Moxibustion

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy that uses moxa made from dried mugwort. It can be used indirectly as a moxa stick or burnt on the patient’s skin. Moxa is applied to the acupuncture points stimulating circulation, thus inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. I use moxa in conjunction with acupuncture for cold and deficient...

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About Sachie

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

I was born on Shikoku Island, where people from all over Japan come to visit the famous 88 temples built 1250 years ago by a charismatic monk named Kouboudaishi. Because the island is a place of pilgrimage, people from Shikoku are known for their hospitality and willingness to help those in need. Natural medicine has always been used on Shikoku. As a child I remember gathering herbs with my grandmother. She taught me how to use plants and moxa for healing. From my mother I learned shiatsu massage. Shiatsu uses acupressure points and is a healing massage. Using herbs and massage to heal ourselves and others is a part of the culture in Shikoku. For ten years I worked as a beautician, first in Tokyo and then in other parts of Japan. I often did shiatsu for my clients because it helps the body stay young. I came to New Zealand in 1995 and fell in love with the beautiful natural environment. I gained residency in 1997. At first I worked in a souvenir shop and later in an organic grocery. In 2007 I began training as an acupuncturist at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. I knew this was the right decision because I needed to be doing something I felt passionate about. I feel passionate about acupuncture because it is a healing profession, one which gives me an opportunity to serve others. I enjoy listening to people in order to find out how to best meet their needs. I have been doing this for most of my life, and it feels natural to be doing it now as an acupuncturist. I love to meet new people and hear about their physical and/or mental/emotional problems. As humans we are all unique, and yet have so much in common with one another. When I treat a person it feels like I have touched an individual life; it gives me a sense of awe and respect. As I practise acupuncture I try to integrate all that life has taught me. Likewise, in my day-to-day life I try to apply the principles of acupuncture. My knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been of great benefit to me, and has perhaps even saved my life. It gives me practical guidance for maintaining my physical, mental and emotional health. It has also made me skilled in observing myself and others. I feel honoured to be able to share my knowledge of TCM with my clients. Qualifications Bachelor of Health Science (acupuncture) from New Zealand College of Chinese medicine Diploma in Acupuncture from New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Approved ACC Provider Contact me Add a TestimonialEmail is not publishedTestimonial *HTML Allowed : a p br i em strong q h1-h6* RequiredAdd a...

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Picture Gallery

Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Testimonials

Posted by on May 23, 2013

To add your testimonial to this page, please fill in this form. Thank you. I must thank you Sachie for all your help and kindness to me with my chronic insomnia. Pleased to say I'm doing well. Joan 79    Having had an active and physical life through sport and my career as a builder, I have suffered many aches, pains, and injuries. My self-treatment was 'more hard work' and an acceptance of my pain as part of life. In mid 2013 I injured my back in a fall while mountain climbing. Time off work, doctors visits and physio did not alleviate the pain, so I turned to the internet for alternative treatment and decided to contact Sachie's acupuncture practice. After the first visit I noticed a reduction in pain, and after four visits there was no discomfort at all. Not only was I moving freely again,but other aches and pains were also absent. Sore neck, lower back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and aching calf muscles. Sachie also treated these problems for me , and gave me exercises to prevent future injuries. I am so grateful to Sachie, her sensitive caring, and genuine concern was evident in her professional manner. In fact, I am tempted to throw myself off another mountain, so that I can visit her again. Steve Brown    I really can't say enough positive things about Sachie - but as therapist and human being. I have had wonderful relief from my aches and pains - and a sense of being truly cared for by a beautiful person. Eugene Huston    I have just started attending Sachie’s clinic on a regular basis and I feel very priviledged to have been refuelled to her for assessment and treatment. Following diagnosis in 1988 with Fibromyalgia I have spent the years since then seeking out different types of treatment for the myriad of symptoms this condition presents, all with minimal success.In the ensuing years I have become unwell with several other conditions associated with Fibromyalgia and I have found Sachie’s holistic approach to be extremely positive and encouraging. She has given me a great insight into my health issues, where they may originate from, and following her treatments including Acupuncture, Shiatsu , Dietary advice , Relaxation Techniques and suggestions for appropriate exercise I have experienced considerable relief from the chronic pain and other symptoms suffered for over 25years. Sachie is an extremely knowledgeable, caring and sensitive person, thoroughly professional in her approach and has a very calming way of communicating which always leaves me feeling relaxed and peaceful both during the treatments and more importantly afterwards, enabling me to cope better in between appointments. I will continue to see Sachie regularly as she has a “tough task “ but I lookforward to a more positive time a head with her valuable, much appreciated help. I would recommend Sachie to...

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Shiatsu

Posted by on May 23, 2013

Shiatsu

The word Shiatsu is made up of the Japanese words Shi (finger) and Atsu (pressure); when literally translated from Japanese it means “pressure with fingers“. Now recognised all over the world, Shiatsu is a massage technique that stimulates acupressure points. A shiatsu therapist uses finger and palm pressure, stretches, rolling and patting. These techniques stimulate qi flow in the meridians, thereby invigorating blood circulation, alleviating pain, relaxing muscles and calming the mind. When finger pressure is applied to Tubo (acupressure points) you may feel a sensation between pain and pleasure. Many people enjoy this pleasure/pain sensation. Receiving Shiatsu is an enjoyable experience, a tonic for the body and mind. Shiatsu is one of a number of traditional practices used to prevent disease. However, Shiatsu can also treat a variety of ailments: acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, digestive disorders, respiratory problems, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. When doing Shiatsu to treat health problems, I often use it in conjunction with acupuncture, as I have found this gives maximum therapeutic results. What I like about Shiatsu is that it is a hand-on treatment, so it is a very comforting and nurturing form of therapy. It is natural to put your hands on the site of pain — a child’s sore tummy, or perhaps your own head, because this gives comfort and may even take some of the pain away. Hands themselves have a lot of healing power. I am confident you will enjoy Shiatsu therapy and will feel revitalized by...

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