Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
NZ School of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auckland
Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine 2017, Bachelor of Health Science Acupuncture 2016, Diploma in Tuina 2016
Member of Acupuncture NZ, ACC Treatment Provider, Current First Aid Certificate
Purna Yoga Level 2 teacher, Byron Yoga Centre, Australia 2011
Zhineng Qigong Level 1 Teacher, Yuan Tze Life Sciences 2008
Reiki 1 & 2, NZ School of Natural Energy Arts, Wanaka 2003
Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Otago 1996
Jonathon’s approach is patient centred, and individualised using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina massage, joint mobilisation, Qigong movement exercises, stretch, breath, meditation, dietary and lifestyle suggestions to help bring your mind and body into balance, improve health, optimize function and get you back to doing what you love to do.
He enjoys sharing ideas from Chinese Medicine philosophy that help us live in a more harmonious way with each other and nature. He likes to bring a calm clear present moment focus and mindfulness, with a warm compassionate ability to listen and see what is going on.
Prior to being in Wanaka, he has spent the last 9 years training and working in Auckland, in a long established and integrated Physio, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic, The Body Workshop in West Auckland where he treated a wide range musculoskeletal and internal medicine conditions, seeing a large cross section of people, from children, teenagers, adults, elderly, athletes, trade’s, dancers, and working closely with physiotherapists, sonographer and other Health Care specialists.
For Acute and Chronic Pain he’s studied Sports Medicine Acupuncture with Matt Callison, and uses an integrated approach using Palpation, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua sha, Tuina massage with observation -postural analysis, corrective exercises, mobilisation, and fascial release techniques.
He is able to compliment and work alongside Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chiropractor or Sports Medicine Doctors.
For Internal Medical complaints he identifies patterns of symptoms, feels your pulse and looks at the tongue, uses Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Supplements, and Moxibustion. He incorporates any biomedical diagnosis, investigations or imaging into his diagnosis and understanding of what’s happening and is able to work alongside General Practioners, Neurologists or other healthcare practitioners.
His main areas of experience and interest include (not limited to);
Mental Health - stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression
Neurological - post-concussion syndrome, cognitive impairment / decline, headache, migraines;
Digestive - abdominal & epigastric pain, acid reflux, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, chronic inflammation, tiredness, fatigue, immunity- coughs colds;
Gynaecological - menstrual, fertility, pregnancy, induction, menopause.
Orthopaedic - Pain, Injury, surgical recovery, nerve or disc damage, range of movement issues
Children's Health + Elderly Health
Neuropuncture - Ongoing learning, professional development, and desire to give a high quality treatment experience and best patient outcomes has led him to Neuropuncture, a new system developed by Michael Corradino that integrates neuroscience with acupuncture.