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ACC and Acupuncture

Navigating ACC Insurance for Acupuncture: Your Comprehensive Guide

In the realm of public healthcare in New Zealand, it’s good to know the avenues available for complementary therapies like acupuncture. If you’re seeking to use Acupuncture to assist in your recovery from an injury that has been covered by ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation), here’s your essential roadmap.

Accessing ACC Benefits

Firstly, ACC can be a financial ally in subsidizing acupuncture treatments if you hold a valid existing claim. However, it’s essential to note that acupuncturists cannot initiate the ACC claim process. You’ll need to do this through a consultation with your GP or Osteopath or other allied heath provider. In some cases, if you’ve received treatment at Accident & Emergency or the White Cross, a claim may already be in progress. Keep an eye on your mobile for a confirming text from ACC regarding claim acceptance, followed by an official letter containing your ACC claim number.

Once you are booked in ACC can provide up to 12 treatments (only) in 12 weeks (within 52 weeks of the accident). Your first treatment starts the clock.

Here’s a valuable tip: Consider filing a new claim for each distinct injury, ensuring comprehensive coverage tailored to your unique needs.

Covered Treatments

ACC extends coverage for a range of acupuncture-related treatments, including acupuncture (traditional and electro), auricular acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, laser acupuncture, gua-sha (scraping), tui-na (Chinese therapeutic massage), and acupressure. The array of options caters to a diverse range of therapeutic requirements.

The Acupuncture Experience

When you opt for acupuncture sessions at the Acupuncture Sanctuary Auckland, be prepared for a comprehensive experience. ACC sessions come with a surcharge, but the investment is well worth it. We dedicate a full hour to your well-being, combining numerous techniques such as massage, tui-na, moxibustion, and gua sha to optimize treatment outcomes. Our practitioners are highly trained, skilled and experienced and we anticipate a significant reduction in pain levels and increased mobility after the first session. Subsequent sessions continue the journey toward recovery.

Our holistic approach acknowledges that your body is the true marvel, capable of profound self-healing. Our goal is to create the ideal conditions for your body to unleash its innate healing potential, taking into consideration your constitution, diet and lifestyle.

For your initial session, we allocate a generous 90 minutes to delve into your medical history comprehensively, ensuring a personalized treatment plan. Subsequent sessions maintain a one-hour duration, guaranteeing quality care without rush.

We take immense pride in witnessing the transformation and wonder in our patients as they experience the power of acupuncture. We are honoured to be part of your healing journey and anticipate the privilege of guiding you toward renewed well-being.