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ECP  originated in China in the 1950’s becoming quickly adopted in the USA.  The initial aim was to treat heart conditions without recourse to surgery, and it continues to be advocated for this reason today.  It is an FDA approved, evidence based form of cardiac therapy as it stimulates the growth of collateral circulation around the heart.  It also has a myriad of re-oxygenating effects on other tissues.  For this reason it has been adopted by sports teams as a recovery and rehabilitation tool, and used to treat chronic conditions that are rooted in a lack of appropriate blood flow.  This could extend to many types of chronic injury including back pain.

The availability of ECP in New Zealand has been patchy, but now we are pleased to announce the availability of a state of the art ECP machine available for use by the general public.

The criteria for admission to the course of treatment includes a medical review of cardiovascular health, including an ECG taken from the computer associated with this technology. The same computer will then monitor changes in markers of heart health throughout the course of treatment.

We suggest you take a look at some of the links below to see how enthusiastically people talk about the results of this treatment programme.  In addition to the Warriors, the Breakers and endorsements from Tana Umaga, there are eminent academics indicating their personal response to this treatment, including Prof Ray Bradley, Dr Gerald Lewis and other celebrity endorsements from Ray Columbus, Shane Cameron and Ali Williams.

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10752498   You will be pleased to know that the anticipated charge for this service is around $100 (tbc) which is 1/3 of that quoted in this article.  We are keen to utilise this technology for health reasons. It is not a profiteering exercise.

other websites etc to look at

https://youtu.be/yj9mn_VpJ9o

http://www.medcom.co.nz/ecp-health-professionals/

https://youtu.be/q8BgWHrBANY  – NZ based cardiologist

If you are interested in looking into this treatment further please call the clinic in the first instance.  We will contact your GP for a cardiovascular assessment and/or review your situation with our GP who has personal and professional knowledge of the treatment, before proceeding onto the course of treatment.