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

Selwyn Wong Doo, well known Auckland acupuncturist

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 passed onto Selwyn and his sister Anne, who then carried on the tradition of running a practice in ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for lunch

Albert Zhang and Professor Gao Li Shan

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 when taken as medicine do have the reputation of tasting bitter and people rarely like the taste of them ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Thomas Lin

Thomas Lin

Thomas Lin migrated from China to New Zealand in 1994 and first started working as an acupuncturist in Palmerston North before moving to Christchurch in 1996. When he first went into practise he had a lot to learn about the differences in dealing with New Zealanders and Chinese. He will talk to ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs for breakfast

Black rice breakfast

Many people inquire at The Acupuncture Clinic about what they could have for breakfast that is healthy. According to traditional Chinese medicine principles, there are many foods that could be eaten at breakfast and this is just one example. All the ingredients can be obtained easily and ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Tracey Bourner PhD, winner of William Wong Doo Award

Tracey Bourner (centre) receiving the Wong Doo Award 2014

Tracey came to NZ from England in 1993 to work as a biologist, having completed a BSc in Biochemistry, MSc, and PhD in Applied Biology.  Tracey was one of the first students to enroll at the acupuncture college in Christchurch when it first opened in 1999, studying both acupuncture and ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Suzanne Tapper, Christchurch based practitioner specialising in fertility enhancement

Suzanne Tapper

Suzanne Tapper is an Honours Masters graduate from the University of Western Sydney who now specialises in acupuncture and Chinese herbs for fertility enhancement. With over ten years of lecturing experience and as a peer reviewed author, she is now well sought after as a speaker at conferences ... Continue Reading >>

Tong Ren Tang 同仁堂 – One of the oldest Chinese medicine companies now sets up in Auckland

The opening of Tang Ren Tang in Auckland

One of the oldest Chinese medicine companies, Tong Ren Tang, has now set up 4 new branches of its worldwide chain of Chinese herb shops in Auckland. There was a grand opening on Saturday 27th September and the ribbon was cut by George Andrews, well known New Zealand documentary producer and film ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Adejola Musa Olatunji, founder of the NZ School of Acupuncture and TCM

Adejola Olatunji founded  the New Zealand  School of Acupuncture and TCM

Adejola Olatunji first trained in acupuncture in the United States in Chicago and also studied in Taiwan and China. He moved to New Zealand and started practising acupuncture  in Wellington in 1987. His expertise is well respected and he was involved in the translations of what are now ... Continue Reading >>

The Acupuncture Clinic Spring Newsletter 2014

Chrysanthemum flower

Spring is upon us again which will bring changes and challenges to our health. Traditional Chinese medical physicians advocated that one should live in harmony with the seasons in order to prevent illness and disease. The liver is the most vulnerable organ in the spring time, so try not to over ... Continue Reading >>

Heiko Lade interviews Ms Paddy McBride, President of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists

Paddy McBride signing the MoU with Mr Richard Li of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Paddy McBride studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Australia and completed her masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine at the University of Technology, Sydney. She ran a  busy clinic in Sydney focusing of women's health issues including fertility and childbirth support, before ... Continue Reading >>