Acupuncture - Kate Roberts

Date Published: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Kate Roberts discusses the role of acupuncture in primary care. Kate is a practicing acupuncturist in Wellington and is a lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture. She has a masters in traditional Chinese medicine, is chair of the Acupuncture for Mental Health Clinical Interest Group and sits on the Council of Acupuncture New Zealand.




  • acupuncture and how it works
  • conditions or symptoms can acupuncture can help treat
  • the evidence base
  • the role of acupuncture in preventative health
  • how many sessions a person requires, on average
  • side effects and safety conccerns
  • tips for choosing an acupuncturist in NZ
  • costs
  • patient criteria for ACC eligibility

Take home message

  • With the GP remaining at the core of patient care, there is an opportunity to link with registered acupunturists on a case-by-case basis depending on diagnosis and patient interest.





Kate Roberts
Practicing acupuncturist

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