The 6 Best Acupuncture Specialists in Wellington

Best Acupuncture Specialists in Wellington

By Leo Williams

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 forAll round acupuncturist and tuina medical massage
Treatment inMental/emotional disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic conditions
Address163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no021 908 096
Websitehttps://www.acute-acupuncture.com/

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.

Highlights

  • 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 forNeuropuncture Treatment
Treatment inWomen’s Health, Sports, Digestive Ailments, Mental Health, Urogenital Disorders, and Cardiovascular Disorders
AddressLevel 4, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington CBD.
Contact no04 499 1439
Websitehttps://www.cityacupuncture.co.nz/

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.

Highlights

  • 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 forMenopause and Fertility Issues
Treatment inSporting Injuries, Women’s Health, General Well-being, Chronic and Acute Pain, Pediatric Health, and Migraine
Address133/139 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Contact no+64 210 388 375
Websitehttps://theacupuncturewoman.co.nz/

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.

Highlights

  • 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 forPersonal and Acu-Cultural Approach
Treatment inPhysical and Work Related Pain, Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal Care, Migraines, Asthma, Sinusitis, and Neurological Conditions
Address9 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
Contact no(04) 977 4540
Websitehttps://www.ascentacupuncture.co.nz/

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.

Highlights

  • 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 forAssisted Reproductive Treatments
Treatment inDigestive Problems, Menstrual Pains, Stress and Anxiety, Musculoskeletal Conditions, and others
AddressLevel Four/166 Featherston Street CBD, 6011, New Zealand
Contact no+64 4 499 1439
Websitehttps://www.cityosteopaths.co.nz/

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.

Highlights

  • 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 forAll-Around Acupuncturist
Treatment inSports Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Back Pain, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Migraine, Allergies, Women’s Health Problems, Sinusitis, and General Well-Being
AddressUnit 231 A, Level 1 Left Bank Cuba Mall

Wellington New Zealand

Contact no+64 4 385-8289 or 021 1330025
Websitehttp://www.goodhealthacupuncture.co.nz/

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 in 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.

Highlights

  • 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.”

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.

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