Established in 1977, Acupuncture NZ is the largest professional body representing practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New Zealand. A member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), we also have strong affiliations with acupuncture associations in China, Korea, Australia, the United States, Britain and throughout Europe.
Acupuncture NZ is governed by an annually elected Council of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and up to four Member Representatives.
The 2021/22 Council is:
President - Robin Kerr
Vice President - Ju Hua (Jane) Huang
Treasurer - Karuna Olatunji
Secretary - Andre Capiez
Member Reps - Amanda Teagle, Huanlin Lynn Huang, Renjie Xi and Jess Marshall
To become a member of Acupuncture NZ, practitioners must either hold a Bachelor degree in Health Science (Acupuncture) or (TCM) from a recognised New Zealand teaching institution or have completed and passed an assessment of competence, safety and ethics. Their course of study must have included a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice.
Members of Acupuncture NZ have been accepted by ACC as Treatment Providers since 1990.
All members are bound by the Rules, Clinical Procedures and Safe Clinical Practice and Code of Professional Ethics of our organisation and are required to complete 20 hours continuing professional development (CPD) education each year. Members are required to hold a current first aid certificate in order to maintain their Annual Practising Certificate.
Whilst all members practice acupuncture, many are also experienced in Chinese Herbal Medicine and may combine both modalities in their daily practice.
Acupuncture NZ does not recognise graduates of primary qualifying TCM programs undertaken by correspondence or distance education mode, nor does Acupuncture NZ recognise graduates of short courses.
Members practise throughout the country in all the main centres and many rural areas. Find a local practitioner close to your home.
The Acupuncture NZ office is located at 30 Queens Drive Kilbirnie, Wellington. The building was purchased on behalf of the members by the Council in 2007. Ownership of this building puts us in a strong financial position as we head towards registration under the HPCAA and the associated costs.