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Dr. Shays New Zealand Clinic website:
www.StressClinic.org.nz

What is Acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been documented in use for about 5000 years.
Acupuncture removes energetic (Qi) blocks and moves stagnant nutrients (Blood) within
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the 12 Channels (meridians). These 12 Channels interconnect the entire physical body
(joints, organs, muscles, nerves, etc.) with the emotions and spirit.

How does Acupuncture work?


Acupuncture uses sterile, single-use, disposable needles to remove blocked Qi and move
stagnant Blood to relieve disharmonies in the body and accelerate healing on all levels.
There are many systems in acupuncture, possibly thousands of styles. Dr. Shay primarily
uses two styles of acupuncture: 1) Dr. Richard Tans Balance Method, and 2)
Auriculotherapy.

What is Dr. Tans Balance Method acupuncture technique?


Dr. Tans Balance Method is a revolutionary new system of acupuncture based on
correspondences between different channels and body parts reflecting to different body
parts. A simple summary is pictured below, a work done by Mark Melchiorre under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unite States License:

This elegant and effective system quickly resolves imbalances in the 12 Channels.

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For example, if someone has a neck problem along the Bladder (UB) channel, then the
same side Lung (LU) channel can be needled along the wrist. The Lung and Bladder
channel have a correspondence and the wrist and neck have a correspondence (see the
image above of the arms and legs and upper body and face). This may seem complicated
but the system itself is very simple once you understand the patterns. Dont worry, you
wont need to learn, understand, or even believe in this style of acupuncture for it to work.
Acupuncture has worked for 5,000 years and constantly evolves, and this style of
acupuncture is one of the most revolutionary of its time. To read more about Dr. Tan
himself, click here.
Here is a chart that I color coded in Dr. Tans class, showing the 6 methodologies and
which channel balances out the others. Notice how the Liver channel balances out most of
the arm channels, which is why most of my shoulder treatments involve treating the Liver
channel.

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Dr. Sam Shays chart of Dr. Tans Balance Method show ing visual quick reference of w hich m eridian
balances w hich other m eridians.

What is auriculotherapy?

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by sushiphotos
Auriculotherapy is a specific kind of acupuncture that treats the whole body through through
specific points on the ear. The ear has a map of the human body, just like the hands and
feet have a map of the human body.
Auriculotherapy is extremely useful, particularly in pain management and addiction
withdrawal, particularly the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Treatment Protocol:
What is the NADA Protocol (from the NADA Website): At five designated earpoints in
each auricle (outer ear), NADA-trained clinicians apply fine gauge, sterilized, one-time use
stainless steel needles just under the skin, where they remain for up to an hour while the
patient (in most circumstances) relaxes quietly in a comfortable chair. Ordinarily, groups of
patients sit together while undergoing the treatment. The procedure functions as an adjunct
to a comprehensive addiction treatment program offering the basic therapeutic elements of
counseling, education, family involvement, mutual support group involvement, supportive
health care of a general nature. Patients in all types of treatment settings including inpatient,
outpatient, incarcerated, shelters, harm reduction and street outreach can utilize this
treatment. Among the benefits reported by patients and clinicians are improved program
retention, a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of recovery, as well
as reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.

Will acupuncture on the body or in the ear hurt?


Needle insertion is relatively painless. In most cases only a slight prick is felt.
Acupuncture needles are much finer than syringe needles used to draw blood, therefore
much less painful.
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Can Acupuncture help me?


Acupuncture can help injuries. Injuries block (stagnate) the Qi in the 12 Channels and
block (stasis) the Blood, causing pain, loss of function, and loss of motion.
Restoring Qi flow and removing Blood stasis may help reduce pain, accelerate healing,
improve function, and improve motion.
ACC covers Acupuncture treatments for injuries, e.g.: Sprains, Strains, Burns,
Tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.
Acupuncture can help with many other conditions. Please for a more detailed list
of what acupuncture is used for (in conjunction with other modalities), click here.

To book an appointment, please visit Dr. Shays


clinic website: www.stressclinic.org.nz

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