is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the gentle insertion of fine, sterile, single-use only needles into prescribed acupoints on of the body. If you live or work near Auckland, then you have found a great practitioner. Acupuncture can help with many health conditions, in a gentle and most relaxing way. Especially when given by a most experienced and highly qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner like Ilana. Little pain should be experienced, and Ilana works within your own comfort and boundaries. Dry needling is not acupuncture. Chinese herbs and nutritional supplements are also paramount in supporting your body to heal itself naturally.

Ilana Sowter is an Acupuncturist
Ilana is a renowned Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Holistic Health Coach


Ilana has special interests in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy & beyond. She is a double-degree graduate, Masters student (RMIT), speaker and writer in Murrays Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Ilana has vast experience and special interests in treating:

Women’s Health & Gynaecology

Acne, Cosmetic, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Immunity, Gut & General Health Issues

Fertility – Female & Male factor, IVF Support

Pregnancy & Post-Partum

How acupuncture is given
Acupuncture administered to the face is a form of cosmetic acupuncture and is also very relaxing.

About Ilana Sowter

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Ilana first studied Science & Languages at the prestigious Melbourne University and then fell in love with acupuncture. She successfully completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at Endeavour College, formerly Australian College of Natural Medicine. Seeing the importance of herbs in her practice she then studied a Masters of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) at RMIT University. She has recently moved to Aotearoa with her family and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with her new patients here.

Holistic Health Coaching

With over 8 years of practical experience, Ilana found that acupuncture and herbs were not always enough to treat her patients effectively. With exploring the depths of some of her patients’ lives and thinking patters she soon discovered that many had issues in their lives or thinking patterns and once changed their health problems remarkably improved. This is where coaching is key; if the true cause of the disease is not treated then the disease will not be cured.

“I find that many people have underlying beliefs and emotional challenges that cause ‘dis-ease’ within their bodies. With acupuncture, nutritional & lifestyle advice, herbal support and mindset coaching I help them to feel good about themselves and to be healthy again.”

Ilana is experienced with supporting:

Fertility (female & male), IVF support, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, wellbeing in pregnancy, high risk pregnancy support, acupuncture induction for labour, breech baby, posterior position, acne, musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, pain, post-partum recovery and issues to menopause. Acupuncture is also good for many conditions ranging from hay fever, asthma, poor immunity, gut issues, and other general conditions servicing North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand.


Ilana has been practising for over 8 years and spent her early career working with Ngaio Richards at Sydney’s House of Fertility and Healing and later at Fertile Ground Health Group; Melbourne’s premium collaboration of health practitioners. She understands the importance of being your health practitioner while working in collaboration with you GP, specialist and naturopath. Since 2016, she ran her own private practice in Ivanhoe, Melbourne and has recently relocated to Murrays Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.


Ilana is a member of AACMA, and is registered with the Australian government’s AHPRA body.


Ilana devotes much of her time researching anecdotal evidence and current trends in natural health and fertility, along with attending seminars, holding workshops and writing articles to educate her patients and the wider community. In her Masters degree she has undertaken extra studies and training with Professor Huang Huang, along with observing some great herbalists such as Peter Slipper and Kylie Freemantle.


Ilana holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College Melbourne, Australia, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Masters degree of Applied Health (Chinese Herbal Medicine) at RMIT University.

Areas Serviced

Acupuncture Murrays Bay, Rothesay Bay, Browns Bay, Waike, Mairangi Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Windsor Park, Rosedale Park, Unsworth Heights, Sunnynook, Forrest Hill, Albany, Pine Hill, Oteha, Fairview Heights, Takapuna, Hauraki, Millford, Hillcrest, Greenhithe, Glenfield, Birkinhead, Beach Haven, Devonport, Northcross, Albany Heights, Torbay, Long Bay and greater Auckland.

The sea and skies of North Shore, Auckland
The beauty of North Shore, Auckland

Contact Ilana on 020 4159 8393 or to book. Skype consultations available for international clients.

Acupuncture in Murrays Bay, Auckland, New Zealand 2018

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