Qual­ity Chi­nese medicine

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The New Zealand Col­lege of Chi­nese Medicine in Green­lane of­fers a pop­u­lar ser­vice to the com­mu­nity through its stu­dent clinic.

The Col­lege is fast be­com­ing the pre­mier venue for high qual­ity Chi­nese med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion in New Zealand. It has been able to achieve this through in­te­gra­tion of rig­or­ous class­room teach­ing with out­pa­tient clin­ics, which give stu­dents real world ex­pe­ri­ence in a su­per­vised learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

The stu­dent out­pa­tient clinic pro­vides ser­vices treat­ing a wide range of health is­sues. Both acupunc­ture and herbal medicine treat­ments are avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic, pro­vid­ing low cost ac­cess to th­ese ser­vices.

Se­nior stu­dents in years 3 and 4 of their Bach­e­lor of Health Sci­ence de­grees pro­vide pa­tient ser­vices un­der qual­i­fied prac­ti­tioner su­per­vi­sion. The Col­lege only em­ploys highly re­garded Chi­nese med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers, who en­sure that all ses­sions are con­ducted pro­fes­sion­ally and with ut­most care.

Se­nior stu­dent Elise Beer says she has pro­vided pa­tient treat­ments for a wide range of con­di­tions with suc­cess.

Elise, like many of the stu­dents in her co­hort has come to Chi­nese medicine af­ter pre­vi­ously be­ing in­volved in other ar­eas of study or em­ploy­ment. She ini­tially trained as a doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher and has worked in the health in­dus­try in var­i­ous roles.

For Elise the most sat­is­fy­ing as­pect of clin­i­cal work is en­gag­ing with peo­ple in the com­mu­nity and pro­vid­ing a unique health­care plan for each client. Her goal on grad­u­a­tion is to even­tu­ally set up an af­ford­able com­mu­nity health cen­tre spe­cial­is­ing in com­pli­men­tary nat­u­ral ther­a­pies.

Acupunc­ture and herbal clinic ses­sions are also priced at $10 per ses­sion, with an ad­di­tional charge for any herbs bought. Th­ese prices are a sig­nif­i­cant sav­ing on Chi­nese med­i­cal ser­vices pro­vided within the pri­vate sec­tor.

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