Kate Roberts Wellington Acupuncturist

Heiko Lade interviews Kate Roberts, Wellington based researcher in acupuncture and its role in mental health

Kate Roberts first became interested in acupuncture after she had a motor vehicle accident as a teen and sought the treatment to help her hasten the recovery. She then went onto study acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>

Fresh fruit and Chinese herbs can help for constipation during pregnancy

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation during Pregnancy

Many women who never have had constipation can then experience it during the course of their pregnancy. The hormones progesterone and oestrogen have an effect on smooth muscle such as the ... Continue Reading >>

Ivan Pivac- Auckland based blind acupuncturist

Heiko Lade interviews Ivan Pivac- New Zealand’s only blind acupuncturist

Ivan Pivac was born blind and has completed numerous degrees and also imports and exports various products that help people with disabilities. He studied his acupuncture in Hong Kong in the ... Continue Reading >>

Stewed Pear with Fritillaria

Chinese herbs for desert

In our continuing series of posts of using Chinese herbs in cooking, we ask Albert Zhang, a New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists member practicing  in Auckland, to provide us a nice tasting ... Continue Reading >>

Mike Armour - Auckland Acupuncturist

Heiko Lade interviews Mike Armour – Auckland acupuncturist specialising in women’s problems

Mike Armour started off his career in modern bio-medicine specialising in cardiovascular physiology after obtaining his Bachelor of Bio-medicine of which he completed with honors. After having ... Continue Reading >>

Sha Shen (glehnia root)- One of Albert Zhang's favorite Chinese herbs used in his cooking feats

Chinese herbs for dinner

In our continuing series of posts on Chinese herbs for food, we have one simple suggestion from Albert Zhang for a dish to accompany the evening meal. It is called Stew of Duck with Sha Shen. Sha ... Continue Reading >>

Selwyn Wong Doo, well known Auckland acupuncturist

Heiko Lade interviews Selwyn Wong Doo, who operates the longest running acupuncture practice in New Zealand

Selwyn Wong-Doo is the son of William Wong-Doo, who was taught acupuncture by monks in a Chinese monastery in the early twentieth century. William’s knowledge and experience of acupuncture was ... Continue Reading >>

Albert Zhang and Professor Gao Li Shan

Chinese herbs for lunch

The Acupuncture Clinic consulted with Albert Zhang of Auckland as to what is a nice tasting Chinese herb soup that could be eaten at lunch and something that is good for you too. Chinese herbs ... Continue Reading >>