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Meet our Team

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Kelvin Huang

Kelvin Huang

黄奕群

NZ Registered Acupuncturist & ACC Treatment Provider                  (Bachelor of Health Science: Acupuncture)                                            

Chinese Registered Herbalist                                                             (Bachelor of Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Kelvin’s has followed in his father’s footsteps in practicing Chinese traditional herbal medicine. In 1996, Kelvin graduated with a bachelor degree from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While at University, he not only studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture, but also Western medicine. After 5 years studying Chinese traditional medicine and Acupuncture, he worked as a practitioner over seven years at the inpatient department at Guangzhou’s Liwan District hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kelvin combines Eastern and Western medicine to help his patients.

Kelvin decided it was time for a life adventure and immigrated to New Zealand in 2003. He completed his qualification to meet New Zealand standards for Chinese medicine. After more than three years’ preparation he took over an existing Chinese medicine clinic called Healthaid in 2006 and built his own practice, Modern Health Chinese Medical Centre, in Lower Hutt. Armed with his great passion to traditional Chinese medicine and hospital working experience in China, Kelvin successfully set up a team in Modern Health clinic and proud to provide natural healing service for the people around wellington region more than 10 years now.

Kelvin has helped people recover from various illnesses and injuries. Kelvin uses different methods, including a combination of Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion to treat his patients. He has treated patients over 20 years now and has seen that Acupuncture works quickly to heal and repair various injuries. For coughs or viruses, he recommends herbal medicine, as it has worked for him personally and for many clients. More than just a treatment, Kelvin encourage people to live in a balance way and regular seasonal adjustment as health wellbeing maintains.

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Winnie Lu

Chinese Medical Receptionist                                                          (Bachelor of Architecture Studies)

Winnie has a passion for great customer service, and is a friendly, sociable individual who has experienced many countries and cultures and is able to communicate well with all walks of life. Having studied Architecture, Winnie is interested in design and applies her skills with our social content to drive engagement with our traditional Chinese medicine products and services.

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Natalie Floyd

Natalie Floyd

娜塔莉.弗洛伊德

NZ Registered Acupuncturist & ACC Treatment Provider                 (Bachelor of Health Science: Acupuncture)                                            

Massage therapist                                                                              (Diploma of Tuina: Chinese Medical Massage)

Natalie was inspired to study Chinese Medicine during a trip to a Health and Gong Fu school in China.  On returning to New Zealand she followed her passion by studying Chinese Medicine, specialising in both acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage).  Over the years she has also practiced Chinese martial arts and movement therapy for health, including Tai Qi and Qi Gong practices.  She enjoys using her extensive knowledge to treat patients with the ancient techniques of acupuncture, Tuina, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and gentle movement techniques or joint mobilisation. 

Natalie’s experience includes working with patients to help treat and manage pain, injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions.  She’s passionate about treating a number of women’s health conditions such as menstrual issues, menopause and offering fertility support.  She has specialised experience working with pregnant women with complaints such as back pain and morning sickness, or providing pre-birth treatment.  Her training included experience at Hutt Hospital Acupuncture Clinic for pregnant women.  She’s also passionate about treating mental, emotional and spiritual health concerns.  Examples include stress management, anxiety, insomnia and depression.  Treatment plans are tailored to each individual person and their specific needs.

Natalie’s earlier background includes media arts, teaching, charity work, and emergency call taking for the ambulance service.  Her unique experiences enable her to bring compassion and insight to her treatments in order to support patient’s holistically.  She aims to deliver her best possible explanation, treatment, and supportive advice so patients can gain awareness of ways to live in balance and experience good health.

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Chelsea van Heerden

Massage therapist                                                                              (Diploma of Tuina: Chinese Medical Massage)

 

With a passion for alternative medicine and as a student of traditional Chinese medicine,Chelsea has learned and developed a useful skill set to help address some of the issues her patients might be having.

Chelsea is qualified with a Diploma in the practice of Tui Na - a form of deep tissue Chinese massage, along with other techniques like Cupping, Gua Sha, and Moxibustion, all of which she uses in her practice to bring about great healing outcomes in her patients.

Building a good rapport with Chelsea’s patients is at the heart of her practice, as this coupled with the above techniques can contribute to better healing outcomes for you.

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Chelsea van Heerden
Yvonne Yang

Yvonne Yang

Chinese Medical Receptionist                                                  (Bachelor of Business Administration )

Yvonne has an extensive understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, having enjoyed working at our centre for over five years. She is known to be extremely friendly, helpful and understanding amongst our customers, helping them with any of their needs.

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Janine Maegaard

Massage therapist                                                                            (Certificate IV in Oriental Massage)

After 10 years in the human services field (social work), NZ born Janine retrained as an Oriental massage therapist with the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 1989. She has a Certificate IV in Oriental Massage, Certificate IV in Workplace Education and training and was a member of the Australian Natural Therapists association. After being asked to work for her lecturer in Brisbane, she founded the Tui Na Bodywork Centre in 2001 in Peregian Beach, QLD Australia.

Janine uses a combination of Traditional Chinese massage (Tui Na) and deep tissue massage in her bodywork treatments as well as utilising Moxibustion and Cupping.

In 2009 Janine went on a study trip to observe Tui Na therapy in a number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospitals in Nanning, China. She was invited to come back to present a paper at the upcoming10th International Manipulative Medicine Association and the 3rd Traditional Academic Treatment Convention held by the World Manipulative Association and Guangxi Science Technology Association international convention in October. Following this convention, Janine’s paper was published in the journal of The International Manipulative Medicine conference in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China and she was a recipient of 2 of its awards. Her presentation was titled ‘Effective Tui Na for muscle tightness compounded by emotional stress’. A Chinese newspaper article comments that after the international Tui Na competition, the experts from China and overseas showed their medical health Tui Na therapy. “Martial Arts practitioner Janine was from Australia and demonstrated Traditional Tui Na massage therapy. She pushed the whole boundaries of the conference to a higher level. She is experienced in the therapies of pushing, rubbing and acupressure and showed us her very professional Tui Na skills”. Janine was one of two non-Chinese presenters and practitioners at the 700 strong conference.

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Janine Maegaard