Chinese Healing Arts

Lao Kung is a health practice specializing in inherent acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. We have extensive experience with a wide range of chronic and acute ailments. Patients are assessed individually, taking into account their medical history, lifestyle and mental and emotional state. Acupuncture is a holistic and natural treatment in that it triggers the body’s phenomenal ability to heal itself. Acupuncture can potentially not only relieve the symptoms associated with the ailment but may also correct the root cause behind it. As such most physical and emotional problems can often be resolved and the symptoms of many chronic illnesses can be managed without the need for medication which often have side-effects. When taking medication “external” chemicals in generic quantities are introduced to the body. These often clash or disrupt the function of hormones or chemicals within the body. With acupuncture the body produces it’s own hormones and chemicals as needed. As a result they are completely compatible with the body and in the correct amount.

Muscular, skeletal, neurological, hormonal, immune, digestive, circulatory, emotional and mental problems can all potentially respond well to acupuncture. For in depth and extensive studies you can view the  Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, or subscribe to the Society for Acupuncture Research to stay up to date with an average of 100 acupuncture-related articles published monthly in more than 50 journals.

Where and how do I make a booking?

Treatments are available from Lao Kung acupuncture practice in Kenilworth, Cape Town. Fill in the form on the contact page or phone the acupuncturist directly on 074 100 8954  to make an appointment.


Practice history

Lao Kung was started in 2002 by Arnold Erasmus, mainly as a Tui-Na practice. Lao Kung, pronounced “Lao Gong”, roughly translates as “palace of work” and is the acupuncture point in the centre of the palms, which seemed an appropriate name for a Tui-Na practice, as massage is mainly done with your hands.

In 2006 the emphasis of the practice shifted to specialization in acupuncture and moxibustion treatments as well as private Tai Chi and Chi Kung instruction. After being situated in Observatory for many years the practice moved to Kenilworth in 2013. The new venue has more rooms available and allows for improved business hours.

Arnold also runs donation based Self Nature Tai Chi classes in Pinelands, Cape Town for the upliftment of the local and surrounding community.

For more in-depth information about acupuncture, moxibustion and Tai Chi please view the relevant pages.

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