- A system of complementary medicine therapy in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points to free blocked energy (qi) along lines of energy (meridians)

- Qi is the life force circulating through our body, from the top of our head to the soles of our feet

- When we experience good health, this energy flows unobstructed along pathways in the body called meridians. Each meridian is believed to be connected to a specific organ system, and when an energy flow is disrupted by a disease or an injury, decreased function, illness or pain occurs

- Acupuncture balances the flow of Qi and stimulate our body's natural ability to heal within the body

What is Acupuncture?

- Acupuncture is used to treat an enormous variety of conditions from a minor sickness such as common cold to sporting injuries. Anyone from newborns to the elderly can benefit from a course of treatment

- Acupuncture is a very safe and effective form of medicine with a history of many thousands of years. It can be used not only for the treatment of conditions or illness but also to help keep you well and prevent illness taking hold

Is acupuncture suitable for me?

Yes. Once a claim is accepted by ACC, you can then choose to go to an acupuncturist for treatment

Is acupuncture treatment covered by ACC?

- Worlo SaAm acupuncture is a method practiced by Worlo Kyungcho Kim, a renowned master of SaAm Acupuncture. His family have developed SaAm acupuncture methods through various clinical trials and experiences over four generations

- We are the only clinic in New Zealand run by successor of Worlo, who has been practicing SaAm acupuncture methods for several years directly from Master Worlo, Kyungcho Kim

- SaAm Acupuncture uses the points located below the elbows and knees corresponding to particular characteristics of each of the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water)

Acupuncture needles are applied to the opposite side of the painful area. For example, a patient who feels pain in his left shoulder is given acupuncture on his right foot and hand. So patients do not have to go through the inconvenience of removing their clothes.

- We uses only 1 to 8 needles, whereas other methods uses up to hundreds of needles 

How is Worlo's SaAm Acupuncture different?

- It depends on people and the points where needle inserted. Some people only feels sting feeling or heavy feeling around the base of the inserted needle. But some people doesn't feel anything

 

- Points at the extremities, like toe or finger ends, can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?

- We use sterile acupuncture needles for single use

- Yes. All acupoints are located away from our organs (below the elbows and knees), making it a safe method

Is acupuncture safe?

- Most people believe that they get tired or dizzy after acupuncture treatment (It normally happens when people use many needles during treatment). However, as Worlo's SaAm acupuncture uses only 1 to 8 needles, the risk of those side effects is very low. Sometimes, minor bruising can occur at the needling site

Are there any side effects of acupuncture?