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.