Whether recovering from injury or wanting to build a more preventative approach to optimize wellness, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a holistic view for a balanced mind & body approach to health.  
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With a foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and integration of health sciences Nicci is an Acupuncturist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Along side her acupuncture practice, Nicci has taught health sciences & psychology to a tertiary level, worked in mental health environments to support wellbeing and now continues use this knowledge as a health coach throughout her practice.

Nicci has a calm, pragmatic, practical approach that supports many modalities and ways of being.  She believes in a balanced view of a best practice evidence based approach, with holistic principles to support the often complicated needs of simply being human.

See Nicci for her effective style, years of knowledge and experience to help you with pain, injury & rehabilitation with personal & professional development coaching to support growth, health & wellbeing. 

  • ACC Registered for pain & injury rehabilitation (please note that Nicci cannot file ACC claims herself, this means you need have a registered claim from your GP, physio etc and this claim cannot be older than 3 months)

  • Veteran program registered Acupuncturist for trauma support

  • TCM Acupuncture for stress relief, wellbeing management & illness recovery

  • Myofascial release & cupping therapist for muscle conditioning

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Nicci Blain

Meet Our Acupuncturist

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

Built from over 20 years of interest and experience working in education & health sectors, Nicci has gained a large repertoire of many skills to bring to Sports Clinic

Nicci enjoys using the 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 of homeostasis and wellbeing models of health in which each body system works in harmony with the others to build overall health. 

As an ACC registered practitioner, the injury treatment approach is very physically minded optimizing 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 hers and she has recently joined an Otago research project for trauma release acupuncture to support PTSD and chronic pain recovery in Veterans.  

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

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what we offer

acupuncture services


Initial 60mins - $65
You will receive a comprehensive assessment & acupuncture treatment with a pain & injury rehab focus along with a Myofascial release and functional assessment for enhanced recovery
Follow up 30mins - $50
Ongoing Acupuncture treatment with an injury rehab focus. **Booked only after an initial assessment and agreed treatment plan to fit the time frame can be made

**Must have an accepted ACC number from last 12 months, only available for 3 months per claim**

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Initial 45mins - $90
Multi-layered holistic approach. All initial appointments include a comprehensive assessment & acupuncture treatment for all types of health conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style treatment may support conditions such as migraines, Hay fever, pregnancy support, insomnia, trauma and stress relief
Follow up 30mins - $90
Ongoing Acupuncture treatment for all types of health conditions. 

Professional Supervision Session

1hr consultation - $110
"Supervision" offers a mechanism of support for the development & maintenance of well-being for the professional self. Confidential sessions lead by you can include debriefing, clinical support and/or business mentoring to aid stress relief and/or coaching to support professional relationships, accountability, goal setting, motivation, and resiliency within your practice. 

Health Coaching Session

1hr consultation - $110
Brief intervention coaching & support for Mind/Body (Somatic) reconnection using a FACT model of practice. Sessions provide a safe place for in depth conversation and debrief to explore options to integrate personal health needs and goals with better health & wellbeing.


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