The 2023 Conference will be held over three days 25, 26, and 27 August 2023

StartTime: Fri 25 August 2023 8:30 am
Location: Wellington

Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

Theme – Connection and Community

Acupuncture NZ Delegate Registration Form 2023

 It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us at the 2023 46th Acupuncture New Zealand Conference. 

This is your opportunity to connect with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine colleagues and friends from around the country, to meet new people, and to hear what’s happening in other areas within the profession both around the country and across the globe. 

As the profession transitions to the statutory regulatory system under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA), Acupuncture New Zealand will continue to be your professional body providing professional support, professional development opportunities and advocacy.  We will also provide an anchor for our professional community throughout and after this period of transition. 

They say the world is a village. So with the theme of Community and Connection we have lined up speakers from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland! There will be speakers and workshops with something for everyone. We hope you go away with more than a nugget of knowledge to take back to clinic.

Rydges has offered good rates for delegates. You just need to let them know you are coming to the Acupuncture NZ Conference when you book.

The Speakers:

Sandro Graca, MSc, Lic TCM, FABORM (Ireland)

Develop your career and support acupuncture’s future: build a strong evidence-informed practice for menstrual and reproductive health

Dr Mary Garvey PhD

Chinese Medicine Psychology in Practice

Guangyi Dawson Huang

Integrative approach for the Management of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Heiko Lade

Introduction to Qi Gong Healing

Peter Larking

Connecting with Primary care and Allied health, building a community of referring physicians

Baoyang Mike Yin

A Review of Research on the Origin and Evolution of Classic Formulas in TCM

Thomas Lin

Pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatment of Lower Back Pain

Ada Sobieszczuk

The Channels of Connection – The Sinew channels 筋經

Beverley de Valois PHD (UK)

Understanding cancer survivorship and how acupuncture can offer support to cancer survivors

Prof. Dr Tianjun Wang (UK)

Acupuncture not only good for pain - how to treat neurological conditions

Ting Vivian Wang

The Future of Pain Management: Insights from Acupuncture Research

Dr Kay Fielden PHD and Dr Vesna Zdravkovic

Bridging Communication between Biomedicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Programme – for indictive purposes only – speakers and timetable to be confirmed

Friday 25 August

8.30 to 9am


9am to 10.30

Opening Ceremony

11am to 5pm

Concurrent speakers and workshops

6.30pm to late

Conference Dinner

Saturday 26 August

8.30 to 9am


9am to 3pm

Concurrent speakers and workshops

3.30pm to 5pm

AcNZ Annual General Meeting

5pm to 6.30

Drinks and canapes

Sunday 27 August

8.30am to 9am


9am to 3pm

Concurrent speakers and workshops

3pm to 4pm

Farewells and closing