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How much Acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture Wellington can you get from an ACC claim?

Updated: Apr 19


Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington.
How much Acupuncture at Acute Acupuncture Wellington can you get from my ACC claim?

Acupuncture is a prevalent alternative medicine utilized for thousands of years to treat various medical conditions. Its efficiency and safety have been proven in countless scientific studies, and it is a popular form of treatment for pain relief, stress management, fertility, and many other ailments. In New Zealand, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides subsidized treatments for individuals who want to receive acupuncture for those injured in an accident. This Blog Post will explore how much acupuncture you can get from an ACC claim.


ACC is a government agency that provides no-fault personal injury cover to New Zealand residents and visitors. ACC subsidized the cost of acupuncture treatments for a wide range of injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and work-related accidents. The amount of acupuncture treatment you may claim will depend on the nature and severity of your injury.


ACC has a list of approved acupuncturists who are qualified and accredited to provide treatments. An accredited acupuncturist must provide all treatments to be eligible for subsidized acupuncture. If your treatment plan requires more sessions or more advanced forms of treatment, you must ask your acupuncturist to request additional coverage for ACC (ACC32). Based on the severity of the injury, ACC may or may not approve the ACC32; the more information you have regarding the claim, the easier it is for ACC to make an accurate assessment of the request.


ACC will generally provide coverage for each injury under twelve months old with 12 Acupuncture treatments from the first twelve weeks of your initial treatment at Acute Acupuncture Wellington. After that, further coverage will depend on the circumstances of your case. If your injury is ongoing, or if it has resulted in long-term disability or chronic pain, your treatment plan may include ongoing acupuncture treatments or a new limit outlined by ACC. In these cases, ACC may provide coverage for an extended period. This may consider the nature of your injury, medical history, and other factors ACC outlines.


In addition to acupuncture treatments, your practitioner at Acute Acupuncture Wellington may also perform other acupuncture-related (TCM) therapies. These treatments may include electro-acupuncture, cupping, tunia medical massage, and moxibustion. However, for your treatment to qualify as an approved ACC treatment, it must all include acupuncture, and an accredited acupuncturist must provide them to be eligible.


When considering the amount of acupuncture you can get from an ACC claim, it is essential to remember that your coverage will depend on many factors. These may include the nature and extent of your injury, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health status. Therefore, working closely with your acupuncturist and ACC case manager is crucial to developing a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and unique circumstances.


Acupuncture is a highly effective and safe form of alternative medicine that ACC may cover for those who have been injured in an accident. The amount of acupuncture you can get from an ACC claim will depend on the date of the injury and the nature and severity of your injury. It may include up to twelve treatments within the first twelve weeks of your initial acupuncture treatment. If your injury is ongoing or chronic, your treatment plan may include ongoing acupuncture treatments, which may be covered for an extended period, provided you have an approved ACC32. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. Communicating with your practitioner about your experience is essential to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns, check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps answer most people's questions. Please leave a comment below.


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