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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 >>

The Acupuncture Clinic – ON AIR with Heiko Lade

The Acupuncture Clinic - On Air Radio Show

The Acupuncture Clinic  has its own radio show where I will be talking with various people associated in the acupuncture field. There are a number of  interesting shows planned ahead with the series kicking off with an interview with the principal and founder of the New Zealand School of ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture or HRT ?

HRT can cause strokes and increase cancer risk

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in September 2013 has revealed that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by 24%. The purpose of prescribing HRT is to prevent heart disease and strengthen bones as post-menopausal women can suffer from brittle and weak bones. Unfortunately the ... Continue Reading >>