Heiko Lade was appointed the national secretary of the NZCFS at the May 2011 AGM and has also been on the executive of the Hawkes Bay branch since 2010. In 1984 he lived in Hangzhou, where he studied acupuncture as an intern at the Red Cross TCM hospital. This was quite pivotal for the time as he was a member of one the first foreign student groups ever allowed into China to study in a Chinese institution after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. His travels to China have included Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. In 2011 he was also part of the New Zealand Prominent Persons Delegation that travelled to Beijing, Shandong and Fujian.
Heiko has been in private practise as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner for nearly 30 years and has acted as an assessor for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in assessing acupuncturists so they could become ACC accredited treatment providers. Heiko is also a former president of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc. He has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Technology, Sydney where he researched the use of Chinese herbal medicine on irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and auto immune diseases. From 2001 to 2007 he was a lecturer in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Christchurch and Auckland. He currently is in full time practice at The Acupuncture Clinic in Napier. Heiko is married to Irene who comes from Guangzhou and they have a 11 year old daughter Nesta, who teaches him Mandarin and Cantonese!
He believes that one day there will be integrated Western and Traditional Chinese medicine hospitals in New Zealand as they are in China and is actively involved in bringing this to fruition.
National Secretary: Heiko Lade
2a Russell Road
06 843 1288