51 A Victoria Street, Alicetown, Wellington

04 566 5020

Acupuncture Works


What can be Treated?

Although ancient acupuncturists have been treating many diseases with acupuncture successfully for over 3000 years, in New Zealand it is a relatively modern practice.  ACC partially covers accident related injuries and in fact, many other insurance policies also have acupuncture as a treatment option.

Children & Teenagers

Most treatments for children will be using Tuina (Medical massage techniques). Other tools are herbs, acupuncture and moxibustion, and most children love the treatments and respond very well. Most commonly we see sporting injuries and tendonitis associated with growing and the response to growth. 

Many childhood diseases can be successfully treated with various modalities within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Emotional and energetic aspects can also be treated, and an area of interest is treating teenagers, because Jane sees great results and understands this can be a difficult and stressful life stage.

“The shorter the duration of a problem, the easier it is to rectify.  I believe that if we can get to these children at the time of crisis, this would prevent them from health problems developing into unnecessary suffering into adulthood.  Whether this is an injury, illness that is just not getting better, digestive complaints, sleeping problems, emotional or behavioral issues”.

“Acupuncture can be surprisingly effective in helping teenagers through a difficult time” (Julian Scott, 2009)


Many of the symptoms that are considered "normal" in Western Medicine are very well treated within the TCM modality. For women, the emphasis of treatment is directed to helping promote regular pain free periods, which fertility can be a natural flow-on side effect.

Pregnancy symptoms can also be managed very well: morning sickness, varicose veins, depression and anxiety, swollen limbs, hip, back and pubic symphysis pain, insomnia to name some more.  Acupuncturist Jane Anderson has been working in the Hutt Hospital Acupuncture Clinic since 2009.


Mostly we see men for injuries, but we can also help with any stress related symptoms effecting digestion or causing headaches or anger and frustration which has gone a bit too far. Traditional acupuncture can also diagnose and treat many mens sexual health problems for  fertility and functionality.

Nip it in the bud!

Quitting smoking? Addictions? Comfort eating?  Acupuncture can be used to help you!

At Acupuncture Works, we use the NADA Protocol which is a system designed in the 1970’s for treatment of drug addiction. “I have been having some really good results with patients … it really seems to help a lot” says Jane.

Not only to reduce cost to you, but NADA Protocol actually does work better in a group climate. We can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. If there is more interest, Jane can come to your workplace, group or club. For online bookings, book Nada 15 minutes, but allow 1 hour for treatment.