About Philip

Philip Jameson

Philip Jameson – Acupuncture Wellington MHSc.Acup., Dip.Mus., Adv.TCM Cert.China; Registered with AcNZ; Registered ACC provider.

Philip is a member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (AcNZ). He has 23 years of clinical practice, including one year of post-graduate study in central China at the Wuhan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital (which involved teaching English). Additionally, he has 14 years of teaching experience at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Wellington.

Clinical experience includes:

  • 2001 – present in clinical practice
  • 1 year postgraduate intern at the Wuhan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, China
  • 10 years working within Osteopathic clinics in Wellington (Wgtn), New Zealand
  • 3 years working at the Wgtn Peoples’ Resource Centre, New Zealand
  • 14 years as clinical supervisor at the Wgtn School of Acupuncture, New Zealand
  • 5 years as clinical coordinator at the Wgtn School of Acupuncture, New Zealand
  • From 2006 – present: private online mentor to postgraduates of the NZ School of Acupuncture

In December 2017, Philip completed his Master of Acupuncture through three years of part-time study. The first two years included topics related to musculoskeletal health, while in the third year, Philip focused on research in the field of mentoring post-graduate students of acupuncture as they entered and settled into the profession.

His initial four years of full-time study were completed in 2001 and were upgraded with an additional year of part-time study to earn a BHSc.Acup. at the New Zealand School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture. This program covered acupuncture, Tui na (Chinese medical massage and gentle manipulation), Chinese herbs (patent formulas), Western anatomy, physiology, and basic pharmacology.

The Future of Acupuncture and TCM in New Zealand

  • Philip held the position on the Council of AcNZ as representative to ACC 2019 – 2020
  • In 2018 he developed the mentoring program for AcNZ.

Research
In December 2017, the needs and expectations of new graduate Acupuncturists in New Zealand were identified. Interviews were conducted with mentors, mentoring program designers, and trainers in Australia and the UK to gain a comprehensive understanding of their processes, opinions, and experiences. The results of this research formed the basis of Philip’s thesis, which serves as guidance for the New Zealand Acupuncture profession. 

Teaching experience

For 14 years, I served on the faculty at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, where my responsibilities included teaching TCM theory, TCM diagnostic theories and practical applications, correlating Western medical diagnostics to Chinese medical theory and its application, serving as a clinical coordinator and supervisor, instructing in the basics of small business management, and providing guidance on ACC provider conduct and processes.

“It is my commitment to acknowledge both TCM [Acupuncture] and Western Medicine, along with other appropriate Allied Health modalities that, together, may support, monitor, or enhance your health.”