Important Notice

After 19 years in clinic, I’ve decided to take up a sabbatical opportunity (time away from full-time clinic from November 2019 to end of April 2020 at this stage: working in clinic one evening a week and alternate Saturday mornings only. Spaces are very limited with a 3 - 5 week waiting list.

  • As of Sunday 22nd March my clinic will be closed indefinitely (and will be assessed week by week):

    This is because New Zealand is now a level 2 alert for the COVID-19 virus: click here.
    Acupuncture alone still requires contact with members of the public, and 99% of the time I have physical contact using Chinese massage/gentle manipulation (TuiNa techniques) which potentially puts you and me at risk during this time of COVID-19.

  • Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water before and after eating as well as after attending the bathroom
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or your elbow
  • Put used tissues in the bin
  • If you are concerned that someone is showing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, encourage them to first ring Healthline (0800 358 5453) or contact their GP by phoning ahead of their visit to explain symptoms and travel history. 
  • Anyone who has visited those countries in the previous 14 days who develops symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath should seek medical advice by first phoning Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contacting their GP by phoning ahead of their visit.

Thank you

Kind Regards Philip


Treatments may include any or a combination of the following

  • TuiNa (gentle or firm Chinese medical massage)
  • Cupping
  • Heat-lamp
  • Moxa (smokeless) 
  • GuaSha
  • Chinese patent herbal

With 19 years clinical experience and 14 years teaching at the NZ School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Philip’s gentle and unique blend of Acupuncture and TuiNa (Chinese medical massage), and when appropriate patent Chinese herbal formulas are his strength for many conditions. See more about Philip…