Osaka Silenzio has spent the last three years at sea introducing many hundreds of Princess cruise ship guests to the marvels of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
“It was an amazing experience dealing with such a diverse and interesting cross-section of people from all nationalities and all walks of life,” he says.
But now he is glad to be back in New Zealand, nearer family and friends, and running his own practice in Waipu – The Universal Acupuncture Clinic.
With ACC funding the bulk of the treatment for sports injuries and accidents, pain problems are usually the most common reason to see an acupuncturist. But people are often unaware of acupuncture’s ability to address other stress issues like insomnia, migraines, digestive problems and menstrual pain.
The medical establishment recognises the health-limiting effects of stress but has little on offer to address it says Osaka.
“Acupuncture and the Traditional Chinese Medicine model has been focusing on this since day one, thousands of years ago. By calming the sympathetic nervous system, the body gets a better chance to heal.”
Consultations are free at the clinic. Come in and find out what Osaka can do to help that tennis elbow, or sore back, that stream of thought that stops you getting to sleep at night, or anything else that is bothering you – or he’ll refer you to someone who can help.
Osaka holds a bachelors degree in acupuncture and has spent the last nine years practicing in New Zealand and almost 30 other foreign countries, tweaking, adjusting and modifying his techniques to help literally thousands of people feel better in their day-to-day life.
■ The Universal Acupuncture Clinic, 5 The Centre, Waipu. Phone (09) 432 1023.