Acute Acupuncture

163 The Terrace 



Nate Wafstet

B.H.Sc (Acupuncture). Dip. Tuina, New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nate holds qualifications in Traditional Chinse Medicine and Chinese Medical Massage and has a clinical passion for treating patients requiring help with injury recovery, pain management and pregnancy care.


Nate’s experience includes working at the Hutt Hospital Maternity Acupuncture Clinic, and a community outreach program at Arohata women’s prison.


Nate’s other passion is using acupuncture to help those affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and depression.

After spending 5 years in the United States Army, Nate has seen first-hand how acupuncture can benefit and improve the day to day life of those affected by the conditions. Nate enjoys working with his patients to achieve their health goals, and enjoys seeing them progress on their health journey.

Riki Park

BHSc (Acupuncture). Dip. Tuina, New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

After many years in the forestry sector, Riki decided on a change of direction in his life and decided to pursue a career in health. Having explored various health modalities, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic’s and osteopathy, Riki chose acupuncture, a system that has been practiced for thousands of years.


Acupuncture appealed as it looks at a person’s health holistically and treatment is personalised to the individual. Acupuncture activates the body’s natural self-healing potential and has no negative side-effects.


Riki is qualified in acupuncture and Tuina (traditional Chinese massage). His goal is to be able to make a positive change in people’s lives by relieving pain, promoting healing, and improving physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.


 Riki is excited to be working at Acute Acupuncture.



Acute Acupuncture understands the importance of enabling its patient’s to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Acute Acupuncture values all patients equally, and will strive to provide oputimal care that is unique to each individual.

I guarantee, Acute Acupuncture will be respectful, committed to quality patient outcomes, professional and adhere to patient and partner safety.  


Acupuncture – Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine used by the Chinese for over 2000 years.

It involves the insertion of very delicate needles into specific points located on the body to help restore and harmonise Qi.


Acupuncture can be helpful in restoring the body’s natural balance, supporting the immune system, reducing stress, and facilitating sleep.

Tuina – Tuina combines ancient trigger point & acu-point therapies with medical massage to help relieve the discomfort of muscular and skeletal problems.


It can be helpful in the management of back pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, leg and knee injuries, rotator cuff injuries and many more.


Alternatively, this ancient method can be a helpful way to enable you to unwind and relax.

(Ear Acupuncture)



Auriculotherapy aims to use the micro-system located on your ear to help relieve pain and promote healing.

This is a non-invasive technique that harnesses your own energy by using points located on your external ear.

This ancient technique has been made famous by professional athletes and Olympians such as Sonny Bill Williams and Michael Phelps.

The technique involves the use of small glass cups that are placed on the skin to help suck out toxins, and improve the flow of blood and Qi. 

Cupping is similar to a deep tissue massage as it helps the muscles to release any internal tension by relaxing the fascia.



Acute Acupuncture

163 The Terrace

Opening Hours

Monday 9am-7pm

Tuesdsay 9am-7pm

Wednesday 9am-7pm

Thursday 9am-7pm

Friday 9am-7pm

Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday Closed