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jeff silver

tēnā koutou e te whānau

ko jeff tēnei

greetings to the community, i'm jeff

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     compassionate and effective service

          three decades of healing experience


               master of science degree in chinese medicine

                    registered CMCNZ acupuncture and TCM practitioner

                         award winning service


                              acc authorised provider

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education : training : experience

registered acupuncturist, master practitioner chinese medicine

acc authorised treatment provider traditional chinese medicine (cali)

pg.cert tcm gynaecology (PRC), pg.cert tcm paediatrics (PRC) (usa), (ca), nz registered acupuncturist (AcNZ),

member amh-nz,  ba (usa),  jd (usa)


helping individuals and whānau to thrive and share their radiance and abundance with their communities

highly respected in the chinese medicine profession, as educator, consultant and practitioner, jeff’s characteristic, calm presence and compassionate nature, coupled with effective results, place his services in high demand   


jeff has special interests in chronic conditions of the body and mind that have not responded well to conventional (symptom-oriented) medicine or even other complimentary therapies

jeff is a practitioner and teacher of yang style tai chi, a consummate martial arts pratitioner. currently training as a shodan within united ryukyu kempo alliance with focus on okinawan kobudo weapon kata and arts.    when not in clinic, you may find him training in the dojo, or just look out to sea, to see him paddling in a waka or on a board in the Tasman (or any other body of water for that matter)

a brief history

prior to re-training in chinese medicine mid-1990s, jeff earned a juris doctorate (law degree) and worked for 12 years in the criminal justice system which helped hone his skill and acumen for careful and compassionate listening


after earning his masters degree in chinese medicine and working in holistic health, jeff and laurie created healing point wellness centre in santa cruz, california, a busy multi-disciplinary wellness & healing centre

jeff moved to new zealand in 2005

 he spent the first 7 years teaching chinese medicine at the new zealand college of chinese medicine in christchurch, where he also served as clinical supervisor and programme director.  jeff also served as an executive member of the nz acupuncture standards authority and played an instrumental role in leading the chinese medicine profession into registration under the health practitioners competence assurance act in Aotearoa

jeff has completed training under Thomas Cowan and the New Biology Curriculum and Clinic which has a life enhancing ethos much in line with jeff's Chinese medicine philosophy and a focus on common sense, wholistic healing of the emotional and physical body using a multi-systems approach rooted in the basics of creating and maintaining cohesive structured waters that make us, us, using sunlight, grounding, water and nutrition as cornerstone therapies.​

recognising Aotearoa and particularly Taranaki as his tūrangawaewae, jeff has cultivated his relationship and connection with the land and people of this land through engagement with te ao māori, tikanga māori and te reo māori, through inner work and self study, waka ama whānaungatanga, as well as the first 4 levels of te reo māori (at Te Wananga O Aotearoa.)


he pepeha taku

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e mihi ana au ki a koutou

nau mai, piki mai, kake mai

taranaki ki uta, taranaki ki tai

ka tārere te awa hangatahua

mai tō mātou maunga ki te korokoro o tangaroa ki te tai o rehua, me ko atu

e tū teitei a maunga taranaki

taku whakaruruhau i ngā hau o te wā

ka mahea tōku ngākau

ki roto te wai o te moana nui a kiwa

tū tonu te wao nui a ngā giant sequoia

ki karepōnia tokerau, te ahi mahana

ki tāwāhi e takoto ana ngā whenua tōpū o marikena, te whenua o ōku tūpuna me ōku pito toto

i whanau mai ahau i te tai hauāuru a karepōnia a i heke au me tōku wahine me āku tamariki ki aotearoa e rua tekau tau i mua

nō aotearoa ahau

kei te tai hauāuru o Taranaki e noho

ko Laurie tōku wahine

ko Mason tāku tama

ko Bay tāku tamahine

ko Jeff Silver tōku ingoa, ko tehiriwa rānei

kia tau mai te rongomai

ki runga i tēnā  i tēnā  o tātou.

kia horahia te tika, te pono

te māramatanga me te aroha

o tētahi  ki tētahi

mo ngā wā katoa.

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