Innovate, Integrate and Motivate

StartTime: Fri 10 August 2018 9:00 am
Location: Wellington

Conference 2018 

Innovate, Integrate and Motivate

To be held at the  Te Wharewaka O Poneke, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington for the 10th, 11th and 12th August 2018.

 Acupuncture NZ Conference Schedule 2018



Acupuncture NZ is proud to bring more than 20 high-quality speakers for our members to learn from.


Keynote Speakers

Dr Zhenhua XuDr. Zhenhua Xu

Dr. Zhenhua Xu chief traditional Chinese physician, Doctor of Medicine, doctoral supervisor, current director of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Guangdong Province. Having engaged in clinical, teaching and research work of acupuncture and moxibustion for 25 years and the main research orientation is clinical and theoretical research on treating nervous system diseases and pain by acupuncture and moxibustion, and applied research on syndrome differentiation according to meridian. Dr Zhenhua Xu will be speaking on: Treating nervous system diseases and pain with acupuncture and moxibustion.

For additional information for Dr Zhenhua Xu go to The-following-information-to-introduce-the-Chinese-international-Key-presenter-Dr-Xu.pdf and  Dr-Zhenhua-Xu-profile-inEnglish.pdf 

Peter Kington  Peter Kington

Peter Kington commenced practice in 2005, he founded Conceive – Natural Health & Fertility as a Chinese medicine centre in Brisbane focused on men’s and women’s health including IVF support and pregnancy.  He also presents professional development seminars and has, since 2014, been Sun Herbal’s PD presenter - writing and presenting across a wide variety of subject areas across Australia and in Auckland.  He has run a variety of seminars for China Books and in 2017 accepted an engagement to teach for eLotus in Los Angeles.  In 2018 he will be a speaker at the International Integrative Chinese Medicine Conference in Melbourne.ert

Peter will be presenting on two topics:

Analysing the Jing:  a Framework for Interpreting the Semen Analysis and Developing a Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Getting to the crux of the gut: understanding, analysing and treating common gut disorders with Chinese medicine.

Invited Speakers 

Dr Shaun Xiong (New Zealand) Spinal cord injuries – new trends and developments:  New Zealand perspective.

Prof David Baxter (New Zealand) Laser acupuncture

Abstract Presenters

Dr Debra Betts (New Zealand) Safe acupuncture and dry needling during pregnancy:  New Zealand physiotherapists’ practice.

Roberta Meksraityte (New Zealand) IVF acupuncture: in search for the optimal dose.

Dr Mike Armour (Australia) The effectiveness of acupuncture on endometriosis.

Dr Grant Johnston (New Zealand) Rise and fall of GP acupuncture.

Andre Capiez (New Zealand) Challenging the TCM view of the Shang Han Lun.

Sophia Xiao-Colley (New Zealand) The healing power within our body.

Abstract Workshops

Trudi Collins (New Zealand) Simple blood chemistry for acupuncturists.

Amy Forth (Australia) Inter professional communication.

Hajime Komatsu (New Zealand) Shiraku acupuncture – gentle Japanese blood letting.

Kate O’Connor (New Zealand) Helping anxious and needle phobic people fall in love with acupuncture.

Sally Flewelling (New Zealand) Move your meridians - a mini meridian yoga workshop.

Irene Prantalos (Australia) Psoriasis: management is more than just a treatment.

General Interest

Thomas Lin (New Zealand) One belt, one road.

Andre Capiez (New Zealand) Volunteering in Nepal with the Acupuncture Relief Project.

Angela Ning Zhang (New Zealand) Fire Dragon Therapy.

Poster Presentation

Bin Shi (New Zealand) A brief comparison of traditional acupoints and trigger points from a traditional acupuncturist’s perspective

20 Hours CPD approved for Acupuncture NZ members.  18 hours for other delegates (excluding AGM)

We look forward to seeing you there.

Delegate-registration-form-2018-f.pdf  for further details and registration form