“significant reduction in the severity of my headaches and migraines” Merle

After suffering from debilitating headaches and neck and shoulder pain for many years, and having already tried various forms of therapy such as massage, physiotherapy, and chiropractic manipulations – all of which proved ineffective – I became frustrated with my inability to function adequately. At my wits’ end with the pain, I decided to put my skepticism about acupuncture to one side and scheduled an appointment with Dr Vitalis acupuncture in Auckland.

Prior to visiting Dr Vitalis, I took painkillers on a daily basis and struggled with stress from my demanding job, poor sleep, nausea, and chronic neck and shoulder pain, as well as exhausting headaches and migraines. I had resigned myself to an existence of using painkillers and a heated wheat bag numerous times a day just to alleviate the severe pain I felt every day.

After just four sessions of acupuncture with Vitalis, my sleeping patterns improved, and I noticed a significant reduction in the severity of my headaches and migraines. Although my neck and shoulder pain is still noticeable, it’s now more tolerable, and I’m better able to cope with daily life stressors, thanks to Vitalis. He’s put a semblance of normality back into my life. I highly and unequivocally recommend Vitalis’s acupuncture practice to anyone. I encourage people to put their skepticism about acupuncture to one side so that they can experience the numerous benefits of this therapy, particularly for headaches and migraines.


Age 44
Occupation: Civil Servant

“I was suffering from debilitating migraines…”

Following a snowboarding accident I started to suffer from severe migraines and neck pain. At times the neck was hurting so much, it was keeping me awake at night. I was suffering from debilitating migraines at least twice a month.

In the past 2 years I saw a sports and musculoskeletal medicine specialist and 3 different physiotherapists. These treatments didn’t leave a mark on my almost daily neck pain and headaches.

I love exercise. I enjoy swimming, pilates, running, gym and box-aerobics. But the pain often used to get worse during and after exercise.

I was so frustrated by the lack of any progress, when one of my colleagues recommended that I should see Vitalis.

I’m enjoying life so much more now. I said good-bye to all the painkillers. After suffering for such a long time, it feels so great to be pain free! I can concentrate at work again, I enjoy my exercise so much more, and overall I’m much more balanced and happy.

Lula Rohrer
Age 31
Project Manager, External Relations at The University of Auckland

“My headaches would wake me several times a night” James Hardy

I was suffering from a severe headache that just wouldn’t go away. It felt as if it was moving around in my head, but would never stop. My headaches would wake me several times a night, and although pain killers would lighten the intensity, the headaches persisted.

Because of a lack of sleep, I felt extremely exhausted and depressed. It felt as if I was going mad. I couldn’t even have a normal conversation. This sudden, sharp pain in my head, would make me lose the train of thought.

I was desperate. I’ve consulted my regular GP several times to no avail. I’ve seen an osteopath several times as well. Osteopath seemed to help my neck problem, but it didn’t make a dent in the severe headaches. I was devastated, and no one could fix my headaches. My wife suggested that I see Vitalis, after witnessing a speedy recovery of a colleague at work.

After months of suffering, I am relieved from the headache. Its absolute bliss to have a good night’s rest. And this only after 3 sessions of acupuncture. Next time I won’t linger before consulting Vitalis, this experience was a real eye-opener.

I’d recommend Vitalis without hesitation to anyone suffering from headaches. Even if you are suffering from something else and haven’t yet tried acupuncture with Vitalis, my recommendation is pick up the phone and give him a ring now.

James Hardy, 42 yo