Best Acupuncture Specialists in Wellington
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The 8 Best Acupuncture Specialists in Wellington

Acupuncture is a proven and effective therapy that stimulates the flow of energy in your body while helping relieve pain or stress. If you’re in pain or stress, you’re in luck, as we’ve outlined the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington for you today.

The acupuncturists we selected are all certified, reputable, and very skilled in the art. Without any delay, let’s now delve into our list of the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington!

1)  Nate Wafstet – Acute-Acupuncture

Best for All round acupuncturist and tuina medical massage
Treatment in Mental/emotional disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic conditions
Address 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no 021 908 096

Acute Acupuncture is focused on unlocking the body’s power to heal itself and understands the importance of enabling its patients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

We specialize in a wide range of medical conditions from mental/emotional problems (including addiction, anxiety, depression and reducing stress) to musculoskeletal problems (including repetitive strain injury (RSI) and any accident covered by ACC). We also support patients with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, adrenal fatigue, arthritis and migraines.

After gaining a wide range of experience as an acupuncturist and tuina practitioner in different settings throughout the greater Wellington Region including Hutt Hospital Maternity Acupuncture Clinic, a community outreach program at Arohata women’s prison, at Bendy Buddha, at Achilles Clinic, and as a Teaching Assistant and a Guest Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Nate Wafstet identified a gap in the market and opened up his own clinic on The Terrace in Wellington Central where he could incorporate the experience and skills that he had acquired to build a thriving inner-city practice.

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching the progression of each patient when they embark upon their personal health journey, and Nate has great passion to help facilitate patients to achieve their health goals.


  • Wellington’s highest rated practitioner
  • ACC approved treatment provider
  • Experienced in treatment of a wide range of heath conditions, including highly complex cases
  • Specialises in auriculotherapy to treat mental/emotional disorders in particular post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety
  • Guest Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Registered acupuncturist with Acupuncture New Zealand

Customer Reviews

Robert Beno on Google Reviews :
Nate is the real deal: Thrilled I found this guy while travelling through Wellington cause he is an accomplished professional and a true expert. Having been to several dozen acupuncturists over the years in various countries from Australia, NZ, the UK and USA, Nate is up there with the best and tackled my head tension and related pain in a new, creative and unique way that many others before did not and this has produced great results and tremendous relief. His keen observation, deep knowledge, clever questions, insightful pulse analysis and tongue diagnosis all worked in concert to bring about a good shift in just 2 sessions. I have great admiration for his ability to get to the heart of the issue and deal with the emotional side that underlies the issues, too. All round, hands down, this is someone who is a gift to the clients fortunate enough to see him. Thanks!!!  
Kayana S on Google Reviews :
I’ve been seeing Nate for a few months now, and I couldn’t recommend him more! As a qualified massage therapist, I am often very sceptical of other therapists. However, I have been blown away by the knowledge and treatments I have been offered over this time. Nate has a deep understanding of the human body and health that puts me at ease. The treatments have almost completely rid me of muscular tension in places that regular massage hasn’t, along with relieving stress and aiding my overall wellbeing. Absolutely fantastic job, can’t wait to come back!  

2)  Janine Nana – City Acupuncture

Janine Nana - City Acupuncture's Homepage

Best for Neuropuncture Treatment
Treatment in Women’s Health, Sports, Digestive Ailments, Mental Health, Urogenital Disorders, and Cardiovascular Disorders
Address Level 4, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington CBD.
Contact no 04 499 1439

Integrating the classical acupuncture technique with modern neurophysiological knowledge, Neuropuncture helps to treat pain, mental health disorders, and disability problems.

Janine Nana specialises both in the new ways and old techniques of Acupuncture and Neuropuncture. She is a certified Acupuncturist and a Wellington Acupuncture Mental Health member.

Basically, you can see her for mainstream or supplement therapy. She also looks after pregnant women to strengthen their bodies and minds in preparation for delivery or labour.


  • Proficient in Acupuncture and Neuropuncture
  • Can treat a wide variety of conditions
  • Licenced acupuncturist

Customer Reviews

Meenal said this the testimonials page on Janine’s website:

“I went to see Janine for pre-birth acupuncture. We welcomed our daughter on 12th May and it was a really positive birth and not too long as well. My midwife was really impressed with Janine and said acupuncture had done a great job to help me have such an easy birthing experience.”


3)  Coco – The Acupuncture Woman

Coco - The Acupuncture Woman's Homepage

Best for Menopause and Fertility Issues
Treatment in Sporting Injuries, Women’s Health, General Well-being, Chronic and Acute Pain, Pediatric Health, and Migraine
Address 133/139 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no +64 210 388 375

Coco is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been used for over three thousand years. She graduated with a degree in TCM and offers acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine.

She and her team are members of the Fertility and Childbirth Team acupuncture group. They have a particular interest in treating menopause and fertility issues for men and women through acupuncture.

Her goal is for you to feel and live better — and you will by natural means and therapy. Her clinic is located in Central Wellington, hidden inside a yoga studio.


  • Completed a degree in TCM
  • Wide range of classic treatments
  • Keen on fertility or women’s health issues

Customer Reviews

From Google Business, Nina Fountain writes:

“Coco is nothing short of amazing, she has a great breadth of knowledge and works very effectively person-to-person – such a wonderful combination. I was impressed with her ability to identify the real issue straight away & give me ideas in addition to acupuncture as to what I could do. I have no hesitation in giving a full recommendation for her services – don’t wait to see her.”

4)  Rachel McGrath – Ascent Acupuncture

Rachel McGrath - Ascent Acupuncture's Homepage

Best for Personal and Acu-Cultural Approach
Treatment in Physical and Work Related Pain, Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal Care, Migraines, Asthma, Sinusitis, and Neurological Conditions
Address 9 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
Contact no (04) 977 4540

Driven by a passion for Asian treatment and culture, Rachel McGrath is another of the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington. She is a qualified acupuncturist who brings a personal approach to acupuncture.

She has 15 years of experience in treating clients by the use of acupuncture, cupping, and herbal therapies. If you have any persisting aches or issues, have a consultation with Rachel.

Like others on this list, she is also a part of Fertility and Acupuncture Childbirth Team (FACT) that serves to increase awareness of the benefits of acupuncture for future mums. Pregnant women may thus be especially interested in her services.


  • Brings a personal approach
  • Passionate and knowledgeable
  • Conducts prenatal classes for women
  • 15 years of experience

Customer Reviews 

A Wellingtonian, Sarah came to Rachel to help her deal with her autoimmune disease. She was glad she went to this clinic and continued:

“Rachel has been incredibly supportive, understanding and patient, and has helped me navigate my way through living with and managing my disease. I also seek acupuncture for the side effects of medication. I would absolutely recommend it.”


5)  Sharlene McInnes – City Osteopaths

Sharlene McInnes - City Osteopaths' Homepage

Best for Assisted Reproductive Treatments
Treatment in Digestive Problems, Menstrual Pains, Stress and Anxiety, Musculoskeletal Conditions, and others
Address Level Four/166 Featherston Street CBD, 6011, New Zealand
Contact no +64 4 499 1439

For an excellent acupuncture experience, set an appointment with Sharlene McInnes at City Osteopaths. Her belief is that acupuncture can work hand-in-hand with western treatments and she can work with your doctors, as a result.

She has treated spouses who had trouble conceiving by acupuncture or assisted reproductive methods such as IVF or fertilising outside of the body.

Aside from that, she can help treat muscle pains and strains, indigestion, stress and anxiety problems, insomnia, and colds, amongst others. Hence, she’s one of the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington.


  • Painless treatment
  • Specialises in men’s and women’s fertility issues
  • Can work with your doctors
  • Treats a breadth of health issues

Customer Reviews 

This came from Kuno van der Post and was posted on the testimonials from the website: 

“Sharlene helped me with a persistent and unsightly skin condition, which cleared up completely after the second treatment. Her approach was friendly and reassuring, the treatment very relaxing, and even the needles were not at all painful. I’m extremely grateful. Thanks, Sharlene!”


6)  Jane Huang – Good Health Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Jane Huang - Good Health Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic's Homepage

Best for All-Around Acupuncturist
Treatment in Sports Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Back Pain, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Migraine, Allergies, Women’s Health Problems, Sinusitis, and General Well-Being
Address Unit 231 A, Level 1 Left Bank Cuba Mall

Wellington New Zealand

Contact no +64 4 385-8289 or 021 1330025

Jane Huang is a 30-year veteran of acupuncture and traditional medicine. Having earned the recommendations of a grand number of patients, she had to be included in the list of the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington.

She earned her Acupuncture degree from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Then, she worked at Guangdong hospital for a decade before she immigrated to Wellington.

Whether you have sinusitis or chronic pain from diabetes, she can treat you with amazing results. Currently, she has offices in Wellington and Kapiti Coast.


  • Qualified and registered acupuncturist
  • More than 30 years of experience
  • Can treat a full spectrum of health issues

Customer Reviews

Louise Langdon says on Google Reviews:

“I have been seeing Jane and sometimes Henry in the  Paraparaumu Sunday clinic for two years. I would not go anywhere else. These two are excellent accupuncturists. Highly recommend.”

7) Natalie Floyd – Tao Clinic

Best for Chinese Medicine
Treatment in Pain and Injury
Anxiety and Stress
Fertility Acupuncture
Pregnancy Acupuncture
Address Level 4/64 Dixon Street,
Te Aro,
Wellington Central
Contact no 027 439 6287
[email protected]

Natalie Floyd, the founder, and owner of Tao Clinic, is a registered acupuncturist and member of the Acupuncture for Mental Health group. She studied Chinese medicine for four years, specialising in both acupuncture and Tui Na, and has expertise in movement therapy.

The combination of Ms Floyd’s background allows her to competently and confidently work with patients who have musculoskeletal issues, other pains, and injuries, or simply need help managing chronic pain. Aside from that, she also specialises in treating a number of women’s health conditions such as menstrual issues or menopause, and offering fertility support.


  • Offers acupuncture for mental health
  • Treats a wide array of health issues including pain, injuries, and menstrual issues
  • Massage and Tui Na available

Customer Reviews

Here are comments left by previous clients:

“Natalie has a warm, calming presence and immediately put me at ease having not had acupuncture treatments before. Over the course of two months she has helped immensely in healing from a back injury. I would absolutely recommend her to anybody.”

“Natalie was fantastic!! I felt much more better on my left shoulder pain after I have done acupuncture and cupping treatment with her. She’s very careful about how her patient feel about while doing the treatment. Her patience and professional way of explaining the entire procedures of treatment before actually start did give me lots of comfort. Highly recommended !”

8) Chinza Health

Chinza Health

Best for Traditional Chinese Medicine
Treatment in All Sports Injuries, Stiff & Painful Joints, Spinal Conditions, Skin Problems, Bowel Issues, Crohn’s Disease, Infertility Issues, Migraines & Headaches, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Menopause Syndrome & Women’s Health Issues
Address Level 3/150 Featherston Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011
Contact no. 04-471 1818

[email protected]


Dr. Stephen Yan founded Chinza Health with the dream of integrating Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

Located in the heart of Wellington, this centre offers a full range of therapeutic services. Their main services include Chinese medicine, acupuncture, spinal therapy, back pain, sports injury, and women’s health and infertility.

They have a holistic treatment approach that combines acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong therapy, so follow-ups for their clients are available at a private Dojo in Lower Hutt.

For your first visit, their acupuncture service costs $89. They also accept ACC referrals so you can avail their service for a lower price.

They’re trusted by their clients as they’ve helped manage someone’s atrial fibrillation, treated another’s psoriasis and infertility, relieved another’s chronic injury, and much more. No matter the ailment, the one thing common to clients is that they highly recommend and trust Dr. Stephen.


  • Offers a full range of services
  • Main services: Chinese medicine, acupuncture, spinal therapy, back pain, sports injury, and women’s health and infertility
  • Holistic approach to treatment
  • Accepts ACC referrals

Customer Reviews

Here are some Google Reviews from their clients:

“Stephen is treating me for a long-standing health problem and pain,  which is responding well. Stephen has a kind, understanding and patient manner, and I would recommend him to anyone living with pain. Contact Stephen if you want relief…he really listens.” – Pamela Gibbs

“Stephen is a great guy, my shoulder has never been better after years with a chiropractor and physio to no avail Steven got it sorted me for. I reccommend him to all my friends and family now” – Mike Clifford

And these are the best acupuncture specialists in Wellington. These licenced acupuncturists will effectively treat your pain and discomfort so that you can go back to living your best life very soon!

Do you agree with our featured acupuncturists? Tell us what you think of them by sending us a message and we will get back to you shortly.

Also, check out the best Wellington physiotherapists, as some of them also offer acupuncture services — and they are fantastic at that. A combination of physiotherapy and acupuncture may do wonders to heal your pain.