Who We Are
Registered Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner
ACC Authorised Treatment Provider
M.Sc Traditional Oriental Medicine (US), PGCert TCM Gynaecology (PRC), PGCert TCM Paediatrics (PRC), Dipl.OM (US), L.Ac (CA), NZ Registered Acupuncturist (NZASA), BA, JD
Jeff practises acupuncture, Chinese medicine and natural pharmacy in Taranaki, and has extensive training and experience in women’s health, paediatrics and musculoskeletal conditions. A New Zealander by choice, this land adopted Jeff in 2006, when he arrived from Santa Cruz, California to lecture at the former New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in Christchurch. Jeff lectured and supervised at the student clinic for 6.5 years until the closure of the campus in December 2012. Jeff has continuously served on the Executive Board of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA), a standards-based acupuncture registration and regulatory body in New Zealand since 2011, and serves as an advisor on acupuncture and Chinese medicine for the NZ Health and Disability Commission (HDC).
Highly respected in the acupuncture field, both as consultant and practitioner, Jeff’s characteristic, calm presence and compassionate nature, coupled with effective results, place his services in high demand. Jeff specialises in chronic conditions of the body and mind that have not responded to conventional medicine or other complimentary therapies. Before coming to NZ, Jeff along with his wife Laurie, created and directed Healing Point Wellness Centre in Santa Cruz, California, where he also participated in the Birth Network and often attended home births as acupuncturist.