Brenda Burke LIC AC, MBAcC, NZASA

Brenda qualified through extensive training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the UK and returned to NZ in 2000.

Brenda worked in private practice in Newmarket and within retirement villages throughout the Hibiscus Coast before returning to her home town of Warkworth in 2012.

In 2015 Brenda founded Warkworth Acupuncture and moved to large premises in the heart of Warkworth. This enabled other independent natural healthcare workers to share the same premises.

In 2020 Brenda moved her clinic to Lavender House and established Lavender House Therapies. Lavender House Therapies is a multidisciplinary natural health centre unifying independent healthcare specialists.

Brenda is committed to continuing professional development on a regular basis and has a special interest in sports injury and pain relief.

Brenda is a registered overseas member of the BACC (British Acupuncture Council) and the NZASA (NZ Acupuncture Standard Authority Inc.).

Brenda is an ACC treatment provider.


Qualification highlights

Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine 1998

Ki Kai Shiatsu School (London, UK)
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of physical manipulation that originated from the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Licence in Acupuncture 2000

College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (Reading, UK)
The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine brings together the strengths of Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory in a style known as ‘integration’.

Overseas Member of the British Acupuncture Council (OMBcC) 2000

The British Acupuncture Council is the UK’s largest professional/self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.

Founder of the Quittingpoint Quit Smoking Programme 2009

A stop smoking programme focusing on relapse prevention, Quittingpoint provides simple powerful tools and techniques to change the way smokers think, feel and act towards smoking, as well as full support through the physical withdrawal

Member of the NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) 2014

The NZASA is a standards-based registration authority committed to helping practitioners maintain standards of professional, ethical and clinical competency in acupuncture in NZ. NZASA was recognised in 2005 under the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Act.

ACC treatment provider

Brenda is an Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) service treatment provider. Anyone can choose to have acupuncture once a claim has been accepted by ACC for an accident. An ACC claim can be lodged by a physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor or your GP.
Provide an ACC45 number on your first visit to the clinic.

Dr Tan’s Balance Method training 2013/2014/2017/2019/2020

Dr Richard Tan, a Chinese Medical Doctor and PHD Industrial Engineer, bridged the two worlds of Traditional Chinese Medicine lineage along with a logical system of treating patients. This unique method is especially beneficial for providing effective, lasting relief from chronic or acute pain. Specific acupuncture points are used distally from the injured/pained area, leaving the injured/pained area needle free. By gently testing the injured area there is often a dulling or elimination of the pain within seconds. This helps determine that the correct points have been used to instigate healing at the injured site.

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) training 2016

Professor Ming Qing Zhu, a highly experienced acupuncturist with over 60 years clinical experience, developed this comprehensive and personalized approach in the late 1900s. ZSA is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as modern biomedicine. This method is especially beneficial for neurological disorders and disabilities.


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