Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is known to be found in ancient China by Shennong, who wrote Chinese Materia Medica after examining medicinal value of thousands of herbs. Mostly the herbs are special plant based such as leaves, roots, flowers, seeds and bark, also some are mineral and animal products. The individual herb has its own property such as its taste, temperature, working organ and different dosage and also specific actions and functions. Each herb is analysed and picked specifically with the syndrome, which was achieved from diagnosis for an individual patient.

For thousands of years, Chinese herbal medicine has helped people improve their health physically and mentally, boost their immune systems (strengthen defensive Qi), especially tonify energy level (low energy level and feeling always tired), promote Qi and Blood circulation (any body pain, cold limbs, edema) and ease acute (back pain, headache, asthma attack, common cold, Flu, etc) and chronic illnesses (chronic fatigue, arthritis, diabetes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual abnormality, poor digestion, lower back pain, tinnitus, knee pain, heart disease, etc).

The type/form of the Chinese herbal medicine at our clinic is granules which has no need to boil, just simply add hot water and drink. It is also very handy to take to work, going out or anywhere.


Acupuncture is one of the major components of Traditional Chinese medicine and it has been around from 2500 years ago. It is based on needling and stimulating the points on channels and collateralsthat exist throughout the body.

There are  365 acupuncture points on the main channels and other collateral points which are alleviated to the desired health condition.

Acupuncture is not only for treating an injury, it covers a wide range of symptoms and diseases. Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to fatigue, poor digestion, nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. Acupuncture is very effective to relieve pain and promote Qi and Blood movement/circulation.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

So Hee is a Hobsonville Physiotherapy’s qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner . She is a member of the New Zealand Authority Standard Association (NZASA), the New Zealand Chinese Medicine Association Standard (NZCMAS), and is a registered ACC provider.

So Hee will provide the best treatments in both ways of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture with thoroughly considered diagnosis and consultation. With her best interest focused on the wellbeing and comfort of her clients, she welcomes any enquires from clients who may be new to the concept.

So Hee is originally from South Korea and immigrated to New Zealand in 2000. She is trilingual as she can speak English, Korean and Japanese in a fluent manner.