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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 >>

Acupuncture for Leukopenia

Acupuncture can help leukopenia

Leukopenia is when there are less than adequate white blood cells in the bloodstream which may make the person susceptible to infection. It can be a sign of serious disease such as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, cancer, spleen enlargement, HIV, lupus or it may be due to an acute cold or influenza ... Continue Reading >>

How Does Acupuncture for Rheumatoid Arthritis Work?

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research has already demonstrated  that acupuncture can help treat the symptoms associated rheumatoid arthritis but many patients inquire at The Acupuncture Clinic, just as to how it works. Many patients believe acupuncture is only a temporary measure to help alleviate the pain of rheumatoid ... Continue Reading >>

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture with Alan Jansson Christchurch 24-25 January 2015

Alan Jansson

Alan Jansson has been studying Traditional Japanese Acupuncture (TJM) with the guidance of the master Japanese acupuncture physician, Masakazu Ikeda Sensei in Japan and Australia for the last 18 years. In his private practices in Queensland,  Alan  uses only Traditional Japanese Acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Food Allergies

Allergen foods

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture endorses acupuncture for food allergies because it can help restore normal immune function. The main foods that people are allergic to are cow’s milk, soy, eggs, wheat, fish, shell fish and tree nuts like walnuts. Peanuts probably cause the most severe ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Coeliac disease

Acupuncture can help Celiac Disease

Many people think that because coeliac disease is a “genetic” disease, acupuncture can’t help because acupuncture only treats the nerves and pain. Acupuncture can do a lot more than just affect nerves.  Firstly, while it is true, people suffering from symptoms of coeliac disease may have been tested ... Continue Reading >>