Join Acupuncture NZ

With almost 600 members, Acupuncture NZ is the largest of the professional bodies representing Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine Practitioners in New Zealand. Our members cover every area of the country from the very far north to the very bottom of the south in all the main cities as well as the smaller rural areas.

Acupuncture NZ represents members and the Chinese Medicine perspective in dealings with ACC, the Ministry of Health and the general public. 

Acupuncture NZ provides advocacy and professional support for members.

Acupuncture NZ negotiates competitive insurance rates for members.

Acupuncture NZ distributes a monthly newsletter to ensure members are kept informed about current issues.

Acupuncture NZ produces cost effective flyers promoting the use of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for display and distribution by members.

Acupuncture NZ provides a two to three day annual conference in association with the AGM, bringing together local and international presenters to ensure members are fully informed about current issues.

Acupuncture NZ runs courses, seminars and workshops to enable members to achieve their CPD requirements.

Easy steps to join Acupuncture NZ:

  • Complete and send the Application Form  with the application fee ($125.00) together with evidence of training, a passport sized photograph and two character references to Acupuncture NZ.

Acupuncture NZ members have been recognised by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) as Treatment Providers since 1990. As an Acupuncture NZ member registration with ACC will enable members to treat ACC patients and claim a treatment fee from ACC. ( See AcNZ ACC Requirements for further details).

All Acupuncture NZ members are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year in order to maintain an Annual Practicing Certificate.

All new members are given a 50% discount of fees for the first year of membership of Acupuncture NZ.  All new graduates get a second year with 50% discount of their fees.

Student Membership

Students who are enrolled in a full time course of study may join Acupuncture NZ as Student Members. Student members pay no registration fee but must provide a letter from the school confirming their enrolment. The $125 application fee will be waived for those who have been Student Members of NZRA for a minimum period of one calendar year when the time comes to upgrade to full membership.


Application and membership Fees

Student Member Information

Student Application Form

Acupuncture NZ Code of Professional Ethics

Acupuncture NZ Clinical Procedures and Safe Clinical Practice