Tim Casey - Acupuncture Specialist
2 Jenkins, St Green, Island Dunedin
What Can Acupuncture Treat (a brief and incomplete list)
Because Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a complete health care system, there is very little that does not benefit from a course of acupuncture, herbal medicine or a combination of both. Very often it is possible to combine the best of both East and West and use the acupuncture or Chinese Herbs in association with treatment provided by a GP or other health care provider.
- Sprains, strains, physical injury, fractures and accidents, carpal tunnel
- Shock and trauma, post-traumatic stress syndrome, headaches, shingles, tinnitus
- Body aches and pains, dental pain, numbness tingling, neuritis (inflamed nerves), post-op pain, MS, Parkinson's
- Allergic rhinitis, sinus problems, hay fever, cold and flu symptoms, asthma
- Angina, palpitations, high blood pressure, chronic pulmonary disease
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, reflux
- Fertility treatment for men and women and all stages of pregnancy and beyond
- Irregular or painful periods, PMS, menopause, hot flushes, endometriosis, PCOS
- Chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, hormonal irregularities
- Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), insomnia, ADHD
- Hepatitis, especially effective in treating the affects of Hepatitis C
- Urinary tract infections, nocturia, stress urinary incontinence, bladder pain, chronic kidney disease
- Acne, psoriasis, eczema, scarring, atopic dermatitis
Partially sourced from the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, for more info see: The Acupuncture Evidence Project plain English summary
Do you have any of these conditions? If so, Tim can help. Call today 03 4883388, or click here to book online
A visit to Tim will usually take up to an hour, with treatment being broken in several stages to address over all well being / or the root cause of illness and then addressing the symptoms of illness, muscular or skeletal pain or whatever other symptoms have lead the patient to seek help! Needles are generally left in place for 20-25 minutes at a time. Very often people go into a state of deep relaxation whilst the needles are in place and many drift off into a brief but sound sleep. Patients often comment how they will have the most restorative sleep the night after an acupuncture treatment.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the most well known aspect of Chinese Medicine and may be used alone or in conjunction with herbal medicine, moxibustion (the heating of specific acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), or tui na (Chinese massage). It is likely that Tim will also offer dietary and lifestyle advice or suggest nutritional or herbal products that may speed the patients recovery.
Each of the organs of the body has its own associated channel or pathway of energy. These are often referred to as meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony. Every aspect of the patient’s life is considered by the practitioner before the points are selected – sometimes it may be impossible to change someone’s life circumstance, but by using Acupuncture the person may be strengthened so that they are more easily able to deal with what life brings their way.
Acupuncture Evidence Project - MacDonald/Janz 2017
Tim Casey - Acupuncture Specialist
Diploma Applied Science Acupuncture
Post Graduate Japanese Acupuncture
Member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists.
Tim has more than 25 years experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)/Japanese style Acupuncture working with a huge range of conditions. He is a registered ACC provider and also a registered Acupuncturist. After completing a four year Diploma of Applied Science of Acupuncture, he embarked on Japanese Acupuncture studies. He gained a Postgraduate diploma in Manaka protocols and is a Toyohari Practitioner (Japan). Tim regularly participates in ongoing learning and refinement in this body of work and is currently following further studies in Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture.
For more information see:
Dr Mercola - Acupuncture's Ability to Reduce Pain
The Acupuncture Evidence Project