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Aids a harmonious qi and blood flow in the body
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Sachie Acupuncture

Sachie is a qualified, experienced and trusted Acupuncturist and Shiatsu practitioner based in Christchurch.

Sachie is passionate about acupuncture because it is a healing therapy which enables her to be of service to others. Originally from Japan, she has been providing her services since 2011. Read more about Sachie.

What is Acupuncture?

It is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It corrects qi and blood stagnation and therefore relieves pain. The aim of acupuncture is to help qi and blood flow harmoniously through the body, thus nourishing the body and bringing it back into balance.

The treatment uses very fine, sterile, disposable needles, which are inserted just below the surface of the skin. This does not cause pain, although you may feel a qi sensation. When the needles penetrate the skin, qi is stimulated. Stimulated qi will move, and blood will flow after qi.

It is a relaxing and painless therapy with a very low risk of side-effects, if any.


Supported Conditions

What are the conditions and problems acupuncture can help with?

It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. It is often used in conjunction with other types of treatment.

The following list gives some examples of health problems acupuncture can help with:

Musculoskeletal ailments

such as sciatica, tennis elbow/golf elbow, joint sprains, muscle sprains, arthritis, sports injuries

Respiratory problems

such as the common cold, flu, hay fever, sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis

Gastrointestinal problems

such as heartburn, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns disease

Cardiovascular problems

such as high or low blood pressure, palpitations, angina

Gynaecological problems

such as irregular or painful periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, infertility

Metabolic disorders

such as chronic fatigue and high or low thyroid function

Emotional disturbances


Mental health issues

such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder

Shiatsu| Japanese Acupressure Massage

Shiatsu Japanese Acupressure Massage
Sachie uses Shiatsu in conjunction with acupuncture to maximise therapeutic results.

Shiatsu is a hands-on, comforting and nurturing therapy.

Sachie has given me a great insight into my health issues, where they may originate from, and following her treatments including Acupuncture, Shiatsu , Dietary advice , Relaxation Techniques and suggestions for appropriate exercise; I have experienced considerable relief from the chronic pain and other symptoms suffered for over 25years.