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With over 20 years of interest and experience working in education & health sectors, I have built up a large repertoire of skills to bring to my practice.


Like many, COVID-19 created workplace change.  Over this period I have been focusing on the professional supervision & coaching aspect of my practice.  This has included managing a team of support workers, for staff debrief, crisis intervention as well as supporting wellbeing in the workplace for clients such as CDHB  and other businesses in Christchurch. 

Within my acupuncture practice I love using a holistic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to connect the body to its innate healing ability.  Weather brief intervention for injury recovery, or a more complex health condition, TCM brings a unique view on the body that uses a bigger picture of what it means to heal.  Science is now catching up and much of the TCM symbolism is simply ways of describing wellbeing in which each body system works in harmony with the others to sustain overall health. 


As an ACC registered provider, my injury treatment approach is very physically minded to optimise a fast recovery.  Treatment will focus on the local area, in combination with acupuncture points & education to help you build & distributing resources through the body (qi & blood), and support relaxation for a whole body response to enhance your healing.  

TCM Acupuncturists have long known that when working to support a relaxation response many physical symptoms will ease. For this reason TCM Acupuncture can be helpful to support long term pain conditions and ease symptoms that arise from stress and trauma.   This is a particular interest of mine and I have recently joined an Otago research project for trauma release acupuncture to support PTSD  and chronic pain recovery in Veterans.  

Personal growth is an ongoing pursuit & passion. I love to learn, like to think I am supportive and aim to connect with clients in a quiet and gentle manner  with values of kindness and integrity. 


Outside of work I enjoy an active lifestyle of nature walks, swimming, paddle boarding and exploring the best of what the South Island has to offer.  I also have a creative side enjoying a mix of making ceramics, gardening & music, and more recently added a puppy to my family.

Nicci Blain
NDA, BHSc.Acu (4yrs), PGC.PS
Member Acupuncture New Zealand
ACC Treatment Provider

Acupuncturist:  Sports Clinic: 158 Bealey Ave (Monday & Wednesday)
                                  Garden City Health:  122 Innes Road (Tuesday & Thursday)
Teacher:   Taylor made Health & Well-being, & Professional Development Courses

Coach:  Professional Supervision - NZQA level 8, Registered Supervisor with Workplace Support & New Zealand

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