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Acupuncture: A Natural Solution for Headaches

Acupuncture for stress and anxiety

Say Goodbye to Headaches with Acupuncture

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? At Dean Wickenden Acupuncture and Yoga, we’re here to help you find relief and achieve optimal health and wellness. Dean specializes in treating headaches and migraines, offering a range of services to help you address the root causes of your pain and improve your overall well-being.

Our primary focus is on acupuncture, a proven method for helping headaches and migraines. Dean’s expertise ensures that you receive the best possible care, with personalized treatment plans that target the root causes of your pain. Additionally, Dean’s knowledge of herbal medicine allows him to recommend natural remedies that can complement your treatment plan and support your overall health.

In addition to acupuncture, we offer personalized yoga plans that are beginner-friendly and tailored to your individual needs. Yoga has been shown to help reduce stress and tension, which are often contributing factors to headaches and migraines. When combined with acupuncture, yoga can complement your treatment plan and help you achieve long-term relief.

And if you’re looking for additional relaxation and relief, our massage therapy services can help soothe your muscles and calm your mind.


Take control of your wellness journey

For a limited time, new clients can take advantage of our special offer: just $59 for their first acupuncture appointment (normally $90). Schedule your appointment now to take advantage of our limited time offer and start feeling better.

Don’t let pain hold you back from living your best life. Book your appointment online now and experience the benefits of acupuncture at Dean Wickenden Acupuncture and Yoga. Dean is dedicated to helping you find relief and achieve optimal health and wellness.

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shelby finnigan
Dean is great! Really good at finding the spots that need help and gentle about it. Would happily recommend him to anyone. Thanks Dean for your help.
Jason Wang
I am very lucky to find Dean to treat my back pain. I have been to numerous physios and gps to find no effective treatment for my problem. Sessions with them only lasted 30 mins, with them addressing the issue to a very shallow level and my problem persisted. When I went to Dean I felt like he really took the time to sit down and listen to my complaints. Each session was 60 mins long with acupuncture and massage and he also gave me a small program to do in my own time. It's only been 3 sessions but I can feel the pain is slowly going away. Overall, the standard that Dean sets is far beyond any other practitioner I have been to. 100% recommend him to anybody.
Emka Stern
Dean helped me with my knee that was in pain since 15 years. Now it's like I had a new knee. I enjoy his holistic approach, combining acupuncture, massages and herbal treatments. I recommend him a lot.
Monique O'Connor
Dean is the best practicioner I've ever been to - and I've seen many holistic healers! He gave me a combined treatment of TCM, acupuncture, massage, counselling and herbal remedies to take away. He is the only person in NZ registered and practicing Tibetan yoga and treatment. I found Dean to be wise, caring, insightful and very effective at helping with my health issues. In only one session!!! I would recommend Dean to EVERYONE and just wish I could see him more but I'm moving from Auckland in a few months. If only we could bottle him 😊💖 Thanks again Dean, you're awesome!
Anna Valdoni
If I could add another star I would ! In the past I suffered a very painful sport shoulder blade injury . Going to the physiotherapist with ACC was absolutely useless, even worse, in addition to the pain I had to suffer some painful manipulations and those horrible 'dry needles' which are like knife stabs! In the end I was so demoralised and still so very aching that I had to use steroid injection. Dean listens to you and understands how he must cure your injury, he does not dissociate yourself from your pain . This is one of the many reasons his needles heal you and for this don't even hurt anymore. In addition to making the pain of a deep muscle tear in my right hip disappear in 3 sessions, with delicate massages, chinese herbs and acupuncture he is able to treat my 'chronic anxiety' wonderfully , leaving me in a state of perfect and natural relaxation that no sedative can give you. I have used Valium in the past a few times but Dean's treatment is way better than Valium! Thank you Dean Wickenden , you are a magitian .
Evelien Verstrepen
I have been struggling with my inner energy and infection on my wrist. after a few session with Dean I felt already changes in myself and my wrist has been healed amazingly. Dean is very professional, knowledgeable, caring and has a lovely, calming, energy. thank you so much
I've been seeing dean for almost a year now. I originally saw him due to severe neck pain .Normally, I don't seek help. I grew up in America and battled if the cost was worth the lessening of pain, it generally wasn't. The pain was so bad that I was encouraged by several friends to go see Dean. When I went to knock on his door he was very busy but checked on my neck then immediately took his one hour break between clients to give me a treatment. The first few sessions were very painful due to the level of injury but I felt the pain lessen and lessen then go away completely. At that point in my life I honestly had just come to think of that pain as a part of daily life and had given up on healing it. My shoulders and neck have been in pain my whole life, now, they feel great. Dean doesn't just focus on one area, he asked larger questions and started to get a wider view of my pain and imbalances and slowly i've began to feel more content, more balanced and overall happier. Taking the time once a week for healing has changed my life, I look forward to seeing Dean each week, its a dedicated time to heal and hangout with Dean, getting to know him as a person has been delightful. Each week I feel more and more able to talk and open up about my life. I have come to respect Dean as a healer and enjoy him as a friend
Justine Sheerin
Dean Wickenden is one of the best acupuncturist I have ever been too, and I have been to see quite a few!!!! After YEARS of long term back tension, aches, and pains Dean has helped me resolve my back issues!!!! Words cant express really how greatful I am.. If you are someone with long term back issues.. having someone treat them is just the best feeling! 🙂 Dean is very professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to his clients wellbeing. Being a health practitioner myself, and having tried many different modalities over the years for my back, I do not write reviews lightly! He is worth the review and more. He has been a significant person in my journey to wellness, and I would recommend him to anyone!! Blessings be Dean, your a gem! J.
Alison Zimmermann
Dean is a thorough, intuitive and skilled practitioner of acupuncture. I approached him with several health concerns after a prolonged period of stress. After several weekly sessions of treatment, my energy levels are much better, my 'brain fog' is lifting, and my digestion has improved. Dean is very attentive and is able to 'tune in' to nuances in the patient's feedback in order to diagnose and treat. I also attend Yoga Nidra class taught by Dean, and have found the emphasis on correct breathing and relaxation very beneficial to my overall healing process. Thank you, Dean, for setting me back onto the path of wellbeing. Much appreciated!

What to Expect During Your Appointment

  • A thorough consultation: Our experienced practitioner Dean will work with you to understand your health history, current symptoms, and wellness goals. This information will be used to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

  • A relaxing and comfortable treatment: During your acupuncture appointment, you will lie down comfortably while thin, sterile needles are inserted into specific points on your body. The needles are left in place for 20-45 minutes while you relax and let the treatment work its magic.

  • A personalized approach: Dean understands that everyone is unique and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that may incorporate acupuncture, herbal medicine, breathing exercises, meditation, massage, personalized yoga plans and other complementary modalities as needed.

  • A supportive and calming environment: Our clinic is designed to provide a relaxing and calming environment that supports the healing process. You can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and feel at ease.

Whether you’re seeking to reduce headaches, stress, tension, improve sleep, or simply achieve a greater sense of balance and peace, our acupuncture treatments can help. Contact us today to book your appointment and start your journey to true wellness.

As a registered acupuncturist with the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA), and a qualified Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Dean really focuses on providing the most authentic and effective treatment for his clients.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please get in touch.

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About Dean

As a passionate practitioner of natural health and healing, Dean Wickenden brings over 20 years of experience as a qualified acupuncturist and yoga instructor to his clients. His expertise in both Hatha and Yantra yoga the Tibetan yoga of movement, combined with his extensive studies in Traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, and native American healing and spiritual traditions with renowned masters, give him a unique understanding of how to balance, harmonize, and coordinate the body, energy, and mind to achieve greater health, vitality, and mental well-being.


Dean’s approach to treatment is holistic and utilizes the principles of Traditional Eastern medicine to help clients achieve optimal health and wellness. He believes that prevention is key, and empowers his clients by educating them on ways they can contribute to their own health and healing. It was through his own personal experience with acupuncture that Dean was inspired to study Traditional Chinese medicine. Impressed with the results, he has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the same level of wellness and well-being.


When not treating clients, Dean loves to stay active and enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. He is a registered acupuncturist with the NZASA (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority) and a registered ACC provider, adhering to strict professional conduct and practice.