The 5 Best Acupuncturists in Christchurch

Best Acupuncturists in Christchurch

By Anders Wilson

Are you dealing with some sort of body issue that you think could benefit from acupuncture? We can help you with that, as in this article, we’ve put together a list of the best acupuncturists in Christchurch!

We looked for the ones who have great records and whose patients all have good things to say about them. So for a totally safe and reliable treatment, let us present to you the best acupuncturists in Christchurch!

1)  Adam Ren – Advance Acupuncture

Adam Ren - Advance Acupuncture's Homepage

Best forSports Injuries and Weight Loss
Treatment inSports Injuries, Weight Loss, Physical Wellbeing, and just about any pain and ailments of the body
Address260 Main North Road, Redwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Contact no0800 612 888

If you’ve gotten yourself a sports injury, make an appointment with Adam Ren from Advance Acupuncture. This is his area of interest and he is professionally qualified and experienced.

He finished his Master’s degree in the Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has worked in government hospitals. There have been many clients he’s helped over the years.

He’s registered with the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority, so you can trust Adam to diagnose and cure what’s been hindering you from getting well. That’s why we think he’s one of the best acupuncturists in Christchurch.


  • His specialty is Sports Injury and diets
  • Licenced acupuncturist and herbalist
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
  • Friendly and passionate

Customer Reviews

Jamie Baker said from TradeMe:

“Adam is very professional, friendly and jovial. For the past few years he has treated me for a few injuries which I’ve sustained in the past. I’ll definitely recommend him to my family and anyone.”

2)  Danny Cai – AcuClinic Barrington

Danny Cai - AcuClinic Barrington's Homepage

Best forHolistic Acupuncture Treatment
Treatment inHeadache, Migraine, Bell’s Palsy, Sciatica, Whiplash, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Sports Injuries, High Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Constipation, Men and Women’s Health, and Addiction
AddressAthelstan Street, Spreydon, Christchurch 8244, New Zealand
Contact no(03) 332 8918

Danny Cai is a Otago University graduate who is trained on Acupuncture and Chinese An Mo natural treatments. He is an Acupuncture NZ member as well as an ACC treatment provider.

He is highly proficient in performing various treatments, including classic acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, reiki therapy and Acumassage for a multitude of disorders and illnesses.

Be it addiction, arthritis, sciatica, diabetes, or headache, he’s got you covered. He is also very respected and accomplished, so doctors and clients never hesitate to recommend him.

Anyway, that’s another one of the best acupuncturists in Christchurch with whom you can schedule your appointment!


  • Specially skilled in Acupuncture and An Mo therapies
  • Has treated many clients in the course of his practice
  • Acupuncture NZ member
  • Offers a wide scope of service

Customer Reviews

Pat had a painful muscle spasm that made it so he couldn’t lift up his arms or move his head. He was referred to Danny by his doctor, and he wrote:

“…Every subsequent visit, I felt better and better. After approximately ten sessions, I felt 100% improved and more than satisfied with my treatment I have received. I would recommend to anyone with problems to try acupuncture, and have done so already. I found Danny to be pleasant, very knowledgeable and really helpful….”


3)  Lucinda Lu – Nikau Room

Lucinda Lu - Nikau Room's Homepage

Best forFertility and Menopause Problems
Treatment inFertility, Musculoskeletal, Sleep, General Health, and Menopausal Issues
Address164 Clarence Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Contact no021 895 004

If you’ve been disturbed by menopausal or fertility issues, Lucinda Lu can employ acupuncture and prescribe herbal treatments so you may feel better and maintain your health.

She has over 16 years of experience, with an expertise in acupuncture, electro acupuncture, and herb treatments. She can treat an array of conditions too, including sleep, shoulder and leg pain, allergies, and tons more.

She took an Acupuncture course at the Christchurch College of Holistic Healing. Treatment is 1 hour long and she will formulate a personalised plan for you to recover your health.


  • Helps treat infertility and menopause difficulties
  • Has 16 years of experience
  • Knowledgeable and well-trained

Customer Reviews 

Tracylee Mulqueen on her Goolge review about Lucinda said:

“Best acupuncturist in Christchurch. Really professional, great service, well priced and feel she’s totally invested in client’s wellbeing. Highly recommend her to my own clients, friends and family. Rate this service 10/10.”


4)  Patrick Guo – Christchurch Acupuncture Centre

Patrick Guo - Christchurch Acupuncture Centre's Homepage

Best forLong-Lasting Pain Treatment
Treatment inMusculoskeletal Pain, Injuries, Addictions, Sciatica, Arthritis, Migraines, Morning Sickness, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Shingles, and Menopausal Symptoms
Address440 Papanui Road, Strowan, Christchurch, New Zealand
Contact no(03) 354 2398

In his 30 years of experience in treating patients, Patrick Guo is absolutely one of the best acupuncturists in Christchurch. Come to his neat and cosy clinic at Strowan, Christchurch and you’ll see why he’s so highly regarded.

He’s registered with NZ Acupuncture Standard Authority besides being an ACC provider. That assures you that his clinic is reputable and trustworthy enough to perform acupuncture treatments.

He is extremely gifted in treating patients’ addictions in food, smoking, and drugs. This and he also treats quality-of-life pains, infertility issues, acne, depression, arthritis, and eczema, to list a few.


  • Treats addictions and various pain symptoms
  • Boasts 30 years of experience
  • Registered with NZ Acupuncture Standard Authority
  • Professional and honest acupuncturist

Customer Reviews 

Michele Moore, who is a regular client, wrote on Google:

“I have used this service many times over the last twenty years. Patrick has full medical training as well as TCM; he is experienced and thorough. He always takes the time to hear all my issues and comes up with a comprehensive plan to tackle these during the course of treatment. Our family have been to him for a wide variety of health issues. He is always prompt, courteous and gentle. We have received excellent treatment here and the results speak for themselves.”


5)  Matiu Pearson – Matiu Pearson Toyohari Japanese Acupuncture

Matiu Pearson - Matiu Pearson Toyohari Japanese Acupuncture's Homepage

Best forToyohari Acupuncture
Treatment inPain sensations, Ailments, Diseases, and various symptoms
Address9 Shirley Road, Mairehau, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Contact no+64 3 390 4616

Basically, Toyohari Japanese acupuncture works much like traditional acupuncture, with some tweaks to its methodologies. It is used to heal a range of diseases from the simple to the sophisticated.

If you come here for acupuncture, will be treated by Matiu Pearson who comes from a medically involved family. His grandfather and great grandfather were actually the first pathologists in Christchurch and helped in the building of the first blood testing laboratories.

Matiu is highly practiced in using needles to restore life energy and heal your body. In addition to that, he can perform cupping and heat therapy.


  • Toyohari Japanese acupuncture expert
  • Can heal a wide variety of conditions
  • Well-travelled and knowledgeable

Customer Reviews

On Google Reviews, Pamela Phillips shared how acupuncture helped her fight against bronchiectasis:

“Matiu was taught by his father and shares his expertise and pleasant, caring manner.  As well as continuing to treat my bronchiectasis effectively, he has cured my vertigo for which I had been told there was no cure, and effectively treated sprained calf and knee muscles.  I would recommend Toyohari acupuncture, as practised by Matiu Pearson, for any ailment because, in my experience, it improves the body’s function and boosts the immune system.”


Anyway, that completes the list of the best acupuncturists in Christchurch. These caring and talented professionals can help you deal with your health conditions.

Do you have any questions about acupuncturists? If you have one, just let us know and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Also, if you are injured and need someone to work out a plan with you to bring you back to optimal condition, you can read our list of the best physiotherapists in Christchurch!

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