About Us

Mary and Stephen both have a wide variety of clinical interests including men’s health, women’s health, sports injuries and other musculoskeletal problems, respiratory disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders, recovery from colds and flu, improving immunity, cancer recovery, and mental-emotional health.

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Dr. Mary Garvey

Mary has been practicing and lecturing in Chinese medicine for 36 years. She has a PhD in International Studies (in TCM), a Master degree in Health Science (TCM), and diplomas and certificates from her clinical acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine studies in Sydney, Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing. She has authored around 50 TCM publications, including refereed journal and conference papers, books and book chapters.

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Stephen Parsons

Stephen graduated from The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Bachelors degree of Applied Science (Acupuncture) and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has been in practice since 2016, after graduating from Wellpark College with a certificate in relaxation massage (Swedish).

As Acupuncture NZ (AcNZ) registered practitioners and ACC treatment providers, Mary and Stephen have agreed to follow the AcNZ Code of Professional Ethics, the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights, and the Privacy Commission’s Privacy Act.