Acupuncture ac­knowl­edged

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As the Olympics de­mo­nand NZCCM stu­dents strate once again, China can learn the an­cient and the Chi­nese have got wis­dom of TCM in very plenty to con­trib­ute. mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties, based

For cen­turies the world on the flow of chi through has ap­pre­ci­ated timethe chan­nels and points tested ini­tia­tives from of the hu­man body,” says gun­pow­der to mov­able Pi­eter. type, com­passes to earth­NZCCM stu­dents can quake pre­dic­tion. au­to­mat­i­cally be­come

The Min­is­ter of Health ACC-ac­cred­ited prac­ti­has re­cently ac­knowl­tion­ers be­cause the NZCedged acupuncture’s treCM Diploma in­cludes men­dous heal­ing power, 500 su­per­vised clinic and an­nounced that acuhours, and the Na­tional punc­tur­ists will be­come Diploma in Acupun­crecog­nised as health pro­ture (NDA). Two pro­fes­fes­sion­als. sional as­so­ci­a­tions grant

They will be reg­u­lated mem­ber­ship to NZCCM along­side phys­io­ther­a­grad­u­ates on ap­pl­i­capists and other pri­mary tion - the New Zealand health care pro­fes­sionRegis­ter of Acupunc­turals once the reg­u­la­tory ists, or the New Zealand board has been fi­nalised. Acupuncture Stan­dards

Acupuncture has alAuthor­ity. ways been the West’s Vis­i­tors are al­ways favourite Chi­nese medi­wel­come at a Well­ness cine, says Pi­eter Wat­son, Day which NZCCM hold Na­tional Man­ager of the ev­ery third Satur­day of New Zealand Col­lege of the month. This is a free Chi­nese Medicine (NZCevent. In­for­ma­tion about CM). cour­ses is avail­able from

“Acupuncture of­fers aca­demic staff, while enor­mously po­tent treat­se­nior stu­dents can of­ment for a huge range of fer free treat­ment to con­di­tions. It is so widely vis­i­tors, su­per­vised by a ac­cepted in New Zealand tu­tor. The next Well­ness that only half of GPs Day is this Satur­day Ausurveyed still see it as gust 16 from 1pm to 4.30 an `al­ter­na­tive health’ pm. treat­ment,” he says. More in­for­ma­tion

It takes just three is avail­able by phone years to be­come a fullyat 580 2376, or at the fledged acupunc­tur­ist at NZCCM web­site www. NZCCM, and most stuchi­nesemedicine. ac. nz dents start with noth­ing NZCCM is lo­cated on but de­ter­mi­na­tion. Level 1, 321 Great South

“Most of our grad­u­ates Rd, Green­lane. go into busi­ness as soon as they leave. There are more and more job op­por­tu­ni­ties com­ing up, and we hope to see acupunc­tur­ists work­ing in hos­pi­tals af­ter acupuncture is reg­u­lated,” Pi­eter says.

NZCCM of­fer the NZQA ap­proved Diploma in Acupuncture, fo­cus­ing on Tra­di­tional Chi­nese Medicine.

As a level 7 qual­i­fi­ca­tion, it is the same NZQA level as a bach­e­lors de­gree, and NZCCM will of­fer a bach­e­lors once it has been ap­proved by NZQA.

“NZCCM is closely aligned with the best Univer­si­ties in China,

Con­grat­u­la­tions: Aca­demic prin­ci­pal Jes­sica Li Feng, right, presents a diploma to NZCCM stu­dent Ric.

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