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.

Since returning to NZ Brenda has worked in private practice in Newmarket and within retirement villages throughout the Hibiscus Coast. Brenda returned 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. In 2021 Brenda founded Lavender House Therapies, a multidisciplinary natural health centre. Lavender House Therapies unifies independent healthcare specialists with the aim of restoring and maintaining optimum health and mental wellbeing for our community in Warkworth.

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

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


Qualification highlights

Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine 1998

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of physical manipulation that originated from the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Licence in Acupuncture 2000

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 was developed in 2009 and trialled throughout Auckland with a 40% success rate at one year. 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 2014

Brenda is an Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) service treatment provider. Once a claim has been accepted by ACC for your injury or accident, you may choose to have acupuncture. This can be raised by a physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor or your GP.

Provide your ACC45 number on your first visit to the clinic.

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) training 2016

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

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

The Balance Method is unique in that it provides effective, lasting relief. Developed by world-renowned mentor Dr Richard Tan, this methodology offers distinct benefits. Specific acupuncture points (occasionally as few as one point) are used distally from the injured or pained area, leaving sensitive regions needle free.

By using this method, the patient can test the injured or pained area, dulling or eliminating pain within seconds, to ensure the correct points have been used. By restoring balance, this method naturally and comprehensively invigorates and heals the body’s systems.

Dr Tan, a unique practitioner (Chinese Medical Doctor and PHD Industrial Engineer), bridged the two worlds of Traditional Chinese Medicine lineage along with a logical system of treating patients.


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