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Rachel McGrath, Ascent Acupuncture

Rachel McGrath

MAcNZ, MCMCNZ, Dip Acu, Dip Tuina,
Cert Cosmetic Acu, Acc Reg

Welcome To Ascent Acupuncture

About Rachel

Through gentle and relaxing acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, my aim is to help you consistently move upwards towards your health goals. I am extremely passionate about the work I do, and enjoy seeing people fulfill their potential through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

I work with only one patient per session so you get my full attention and time. Previous to my training I lived and traveled extensively overseas, including Asia where I lived for 3 years. These wonderful years combined with my interest in natural health and Asian philosophy brought me to the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

I am a member of Full Circle Acupuncture.
Full Circle Acupuncture is a group of Wellington acupuncturists dedicated to specialty education and public awareness in the field of acupuncture and women’s health.

I am a member of AMH – Acupuncture for Mental Health.
The Acupuncture for Mental Health clinical forum (AMH) is a group of qualified and registered practitioners with a primary interest in public advocacy, education and delivery of acupuncture in the field of mental health. www.amh-nz.org

I am an assessor for Acupuncture New Zealand and on a committee with the Chinese Medicine Council.

I have over 15 years experience and have previously worked at Fertility Associates in an acupuncture capacity. I also currently facilitate antenatal classes. As well as Chinese Herbal medicine, I am a registered practitioner for Proherb and Metagenics.


  • International Diploma Acupuncture
  • Diploma Tuina (Chinese massage)
  • 2 years training Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
  • BA Anthropology
  • MAcNZ – Acupuncture New Zealand
  • MCMCNZ – Chinese Medicine Council New Zealand
  • MFACT – Fertility & Acupuncture Childbirth Team
  • ACC RegisteredAntenatal Facilitator