Albany Clinic: Suite 103, Apollo Health and Wellness Centre,
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Megan Nielsen


At Pure Healthcare we are very excited to introduce you to Megan Nielsen as our new acupuncturist.  We feel honored and privileged to have her join our team.  It is our good fortune that Megan (an American), her Kiwi husband Mark, and their toddler son, Connor, emigrated to New Zealand in early 2017 from the San Francisco Bay area of California.  She now brings her amazing clinical skills and experience to Pure Healthcare. 

Megan loves working with women and families with regaining health and vitality.  Her clinician focus is on internal medicine, fertility, women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics, dietetics, orthopedics, detoxification acupuncture, and Five Element acupuncture. 

Megan has had a passion for the healing arts for many years.  She is fascinated with the combination of conventional and alternative therapies. Her professional studies have furthered her knowledge, passion and belief that the two can co-exist, and complement one another to achieve excellent results. She has studied in America, China and Indonesia.

Megan’s interest in integrative medicine began with her BA in Human Biology from the prestigious Stanford University in California, followed by a year studying various holistic modalities at the world renown Esalen Institute.  She earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches University in America, and is licensed in the USA and New Zealand as an acupuncturist and herbalist.  To advance her studies, Megan has traveled twice to Bali to spend several weeks volunteering as an acupuncturist at a birthing/women's clinic. Additionally, she has studied in Hangzhou, China to complete an advanced internship program at the Zhejiang Medical Hospital, working alongside Chinese doctors integrating TCM and Western Medicine in hospitals and clinics.

Megan says; “My approach is to create customized treatment plans specifically tailored to you and your specific health challenge. At your initial appointment, I take a detailed health history and conduct a thorough examination. Principles of Chinese Medicine are applied to identify causes associated with your condition. A diagnosis is determined and a treatment plan, incorporating acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements / nutritional advice, and lifestyle recommendations is prescribed. Furthermore, I also work within our Western model to diagnosis and treat, and I am able to refer and integrate treatments with your doctor or other practitioners.”

 Megan is a natural fit with the Pure Healthcare team integrating alternative therapies to get you health & well.