Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating specific points under your skin using very thin needles. Acupuncture is part of system of the Chinese Traditional Medicine that has been developed and refined over thousands of years and can be helpful in treating the symptoms of many health issues.

Is Acupuncture covered by ACC?

Yes, any injuries caused by an accident can be covered by ACC and can be treated with acupuncture, but you need an ACC claim number from your GP or chiropractor or physiotherapist. You don’t need to be specifically referred for acupuncture and it is your choice and can continue treated by other type of treatment like chiropractor, physiotherapy...etc.

Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?

Acupuncture is covered under the following :

  • Southern Cross - Wellbeing One and Two policies with the additional Body Care Module and Health Essentials plans.

  • Education Benevolent Society which is owned by these Education Unions and only members of, or people employed by these organisations can access EBS benefits.

  • NZEI – NZ Educational Institute PPTA – Post Primary Teachers Association

  • TEU – The Tertiary Education Union (was ASTE & AUS) TIASA – Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association

  • ISEA – The Independent Schools Education Association Inc (formerly ISTANZ)

  • PSA – NZ Public Service Association University and Education Services Groups