With his Body Work, Massage and Sports Science background, Chris came to train in Acupuncture after doing Tai Chi and Qi Gong and experiencing how great it made him feel. Since joining the Clinic seven years ago, Chris has used a combination of Acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs to treat a wide range of ailments, from sports injuries through to complex internal medicine.
Rebooting the body to balance
"We work as catalysts really, each body knows how it resonates and vibrates towards health. All we are doing is trying to reboot the body along, being a tool for that person."
His delight in the work comes from the mystery of how each body responds to it. No two peoples return to balance is the same. Chris compares it to weight loss. There is not one diet that works for everyone. "It is the same with treatments, we use our knowledge to prod the body to remember how to be in balance. When it happens, fast some times, particularly in the area of pain relief, it's amazing."
In Chris's career, which took him to Australia, France and back to New Zealand, he was exposed to new therapies and paradigms. It was not a huge step for him to embrace the advantages of Acupuncture and Chinese traditional medicine. He finds the atmosphere at Ponsonby Acupuncture Clinic quite different to other health clinics. "It is professional, but relaxed - with a lot of caring and laughter." Chris thinks this has developed because all the practitioners here come from the same people focused place of loving work, and its diversity.