Acupuncturist / Tui-na therapist
Danny graduated from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. He finished the course of Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture major) and Diploma of Tui-na therapy (level 7). Danny worked in South Korea as an English teacher and stockbroker. He grew his passion for Chinese medicine when his father was healed from a chronic illness through acupuncture and Moxibustion twenty years ago. During his study journey of Chinese medicine, Danny was fascinated by the fact that acupuncture cures the genuine roots of an illness, not just the symptoms. He is specialised in electric acupuncture and Tui-na medical massage. He now hopes that the unique medical therapy of acupuncture and Tui-na will contribute to the health of New Zealanders.
Acupuncture is one aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of very fine needles (sterile, single use) into certain locations in the body (acupuncture points) which are selected based on the presenting symptoms and the patterns or diagnosis deduced from them by the practitioner. It can be used alone or combined with other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tui-na Massage Therapy (Chinese Medical Massage)
It is a therapeutic form of massage that has been used in China for thousands of years, and is still used in hospitals and clinics across China today as an effective treatment for many ailments and conditions. It can be used alone or combined with other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as Acupuncture.
Cupping can be used by itself or combined with other aspects of Chinese Medicine to aid and achieve healing. It works by applying special cups to the area to create a suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials; glass, bamboo, plastic and rubber being the most common.