NDA, PGDCHM, CANISP, BP, MNZRAI, PGDMS(Waikato)
Darryl Ufton is a physician of Functional & Chinese medicine and an ACC registered Acupuncturist who has been practicing since 1984
Areas of extensive clinical experience: musculoskeletal/sports medicine, women’s disorders including; pre-menstrual tension, pre-menstrual breast distension, abnormal uterine bleeding, early delayed or irregular menstruation, menorrhagia, hypomenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abnormal vaginal discharge, uterine prolapse, menopausal syndrome, paediatrics (bronchitis, eczema, nocturnal enuresis, colic, excessive phlegm, allergies), dermatology (eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, acne warts, painful scars), allergies & sensitivities, environmental and chemical toxicity, morning sickness, cystitis, mastitis, nephritis, infertility, impotence, low sperm count, diminished sperm mobility, mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sinusitis, hayfever, obesity, tobacco addiction & other addictions, asthma, gastro intestinal disorders (constipation, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel, Chron’s disease, colitis, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain), headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, insomnia, dizziness, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, poor memory, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, hyper & hypo glycemia, arthritis, rheumatism, phantom limb pain, fears, phobias.
Approaches, techniques & modalities: Functional Medicine includes Neurological Integration System (NIS), Vega testing BodyTalk, Emotional Freedom Technique, German Electro-Acupuncture diagnosis, Bio Resonance therapy, Homotoxicology & Homeopathy, nutritional & dietary therapy and Orthomolecular Medicine. Oriental Medicine includes; acupuncture & moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietary therapy and Chi Chung (Chinese yoga, related to Tai chi).
Qualifications training & Experience: Diploma of Acupuncture New Zealand Institute of Chinese Medicine, Diploma of Acupuncture Occidental Institute of Chinese Studies, National Diploma of Acupuncture NZQA, Post Graduate Diploma of Chinese Herbal Medicine Auckland Acupuncture College New Zealand, Advanced Neurolink Certificate Auckland New Zealand. Bodytalk One & Two, Post Graduate Diploma of Management Studies (Waikato University) Darryl has been trained in German Electro Acupuncture, Bio Resonance therapy and Homotoxicology by one of the worlds leading practitioners, Dr Kenneth McIvor PhD of Auckland New Zealand plus others and has attended international seminars in this field. These are new advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment that are not yet being taught at tertiary institutions.
Professional Association Membership: New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Incorporated. Established in 1977 the NZRA serves as a regulatory body for acupuncturists trained according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The NZRA has been lobbying Parliament since its inception to establish statuary regulation of the Acupuncture profession in New Zealand. The NZRA ensures high standards of ethics and professionalism amongst its members, who are subject to professional scrutiny and are required to complete regular continuing education.
Experience: Darryl began practicing Acupuncture in 1984 while completing his initial diploma course in Auckland, he then moved to Gisborne and set up private practice in January of 1986. Chi Chung study and practice also began at this time. Then came the study of German Electro Acupuncture, which had helped alleviate his own severe acne and chronic pain form fractured intervertebral T4 & T5, during his training. Then came the study of nutrition, Homeopathy and Homotoxicology. Then in 1992 he gained a diploma in Chinese herbal medicine. Next came more nutritional study and in 2002 the National diploma in Acupuncture and advanced NIS training. In July of 2003 Darryl completed modules 1 & 2 of the BodyTalk system. Darryl regularly attends ongoing professional development.
Other issues of significance: The above is a brief list of the conditions for which Darryl has the most experience, but is by no means complete. Darryl has basically conducted a general practice over the years, while specialising in the above areas. Because of the nature of Functional and Chinese medicines, most health disorders can be assisted in some way.
Provision for assurance of quality: Membership in the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturist requires completion of continuing education and adherence to professionally controlled ethical and safety standards. This and seminar attendances provides access to highly qualified and experienced colleagues in case of need.
Where do these services fit? Over the years, Darryl has found that most of his first time patients were desperate and dissatisfied with previous treatments. Thus he services have often been a last resort. Despite this Darryl has a high success rate. Difficult patients that are not responding well to conventional western medicine, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic or Osteopathy are grateful for the improvement they experience. Patients that wish to avoid invasive procedures, pharmaceutical drugs and surgery are grateful for well-being they achieve from these Darryl’s care . Due to Functional and Chinese medicines recognition and ability to diagnose functional and/or sub-clinical symptoms, they can provide highly individualised lifestyle and treatment advice as an effective preventative medicine regime also.