Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Evidence-based acupuncture in Christchurch for support in relieving chronic pain.

If you are struggling with chronic pain, we'd love to help.

We provide a holistic approach to acupuncture, providing support in relief of chronic pain such as back, neck, headache or migraine, and osteoarthritis pain.

If you’d like more information on how our acupuncture services can support you, call us on 021 081 59228 or make a booking online.

"I couldn't rate the care and results from my treatment with Eleanor more highly."
Fleur Hope

How does acupuncture help chronic pain?

Acupuncturists help relieve chronic pain by placing needles in specific points throughout your body, stimulating your nervous system to release natural pain-relieving chemicals. 

Acupuncture also helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Activate pathways in the brain to turn off pain signals
  • Increase blood flow to the effected area 
  • Promote tissue healing
Acupuncture is often used to complement other treatments like medication, physiotherapy and surgery.

How long does acupuncture take to help chronic pain?

Studies show regular treatments resulted in a clinically significant reduction in chronic pain.

It may take 2-3 sessions for you to notice a significant improvement to your pain levels. A course of 5-10 treatments is recommended. 

After this, treatment can be spaced at longer intervals to help keep your pain symptoms manageable and relieve flare-ups.

Is acupuncture safe?

The safety profile of acupuncture is excellent, with very few adverse events when performed by a fully trained NZRA practitioner.

Get in touch

We’d love to help you, so please let us know if you have any questions or if you are ready, you can book an appointment online.

"In addition to pain relief I always leave my appointments feeling extremely calm and relaxed and with lower stress levels."
Georgie Black