Neil is my saviour, he rescued me from years of monthly pain due to my menstrual cycles. The pain started from a very young age, doctors could offer no solution, with the exception of a contraceptive pill and pain killers. After enduring this pain for 20 years or so, (sometimes been so excruciating I was bed ridden). Using Acupuncture and Chinese medicine over a course of approximately 6 months, he has completely cured me of my enduring pain. I cannot recommend him highly enough and without Neil, I would no doubt still be enduring chronic monthly periods. And for that Neil, I will always be gratefull... Angela Hardy 37
I visited Neil Banning when I had sciatica (following an accident which involved some ill advised leaping around with a body board in a swimming pool). I had considerable pain down my left leg and patches of numbness down parts of my leg and across my foot. I had already visited 2 doctors and a chiropractor and none seemed to be able to help. At the suggestion of a friend I tried acupuncture for the first time. There were signs of improvement shortly after the first visit and following three visits, (over 3/4 weeks) most of the pain and numbness had gone. I continued to go to strengthen my lower back to help stop the sciatica reappearing. Neil was very patient explaining what he was doing and the whole procedure was pretty well painless. I'd recommend acupuncture (and Neil) to anyone suffering back pain. Elspeth McAulay
After smoking marijuana daily for 15 years, I found myself struggling with depression and life in general.
I had been suffering from painful periods ever since I moved to New Zealand 4 years ago. After I had acupuncture treatments, my period pain has reduced a lot, and now comes more regularly every month. I feel my body is stronger and healthier since I have regular treatment every week from Neil.
I had been suffering typical night-time menopause problems for years – waking five or six times a night! After my first session with Neil Banning I had my first full nights sleep in a long time, and after each weekly session I slept solidly for the next 3 or 4 nights and on subsequent nights I woke only once or twice. An added bonus was that after each session I walked out of his centre feeling on top of the world – relaxed yet energised. Neil’s excellent communication skills (explaining what he was doing and why) demystified the whole acupuncture process and his professional skill and attitude gave me great confidence.
I have been receiving treatment from Neil Banning of Auckland Acupuncture Centre for over 11/2 years now. I sought treatment for Post Natal Depression for which I was taking antidepressants and while they were an important part of my recovery I wondered how I would ever get off the medication. With Neil's treatments, his compassion and professional manner and also under the GP's supervision I have been off medication now for 10 months. I have continued to have treatments with Neil as I have also had a huge improvement in my eczema. I no longer need to use large amounts of steroid creams to control flareups and I can confidently show my face without being worried about what people would say about my skin.Neil is now providing antenatal care for me as I venture through my second pregnancy with a positive outlook for my post natal health. Katie Beeson 28, Howick
I was referred to Neil Banning by one of my best friends; I normally wouldn’t see a non-Chinese doctor for acupuncture or herbs. Acupuncture and herbs is our traditional way of healing. Now I think that I am really lucky by taking that opportunity to visit Neil. I would no doubt recommend those suffer a health problem to try Chinese Medicine especially if your GP is unable to give you an explanation.
I lost 5kg in less than 2 months by having acupuncture treatments from Neil Banning. 5kg sounds not that much, but my whole body shape has totally changed, it feels as though I lost one third of my body weight honestly! The treatment was also able to control my cravings for food. My friends and colleagues are so curious how I lost weight that quick and also look healthier than before.
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