Ilana Sowter is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

She has special interests in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and beyond.

She is a triple-degree graduate to Masters level (RMIT).

A practitioner, speaker and writer in Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Inspirational, Effective & Professional

8 Years Experience as in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs & Coaching

Masters (Chinese Herbal Medicine), Bachelor (Acupuncture), Bachelor (Science)

Registered Practitioner with NZASA, Registered with ACC

Dr. Ilana Sowter has vast experience and Special Interests in treating:

  • Women’s Health
  • Fertility – Female & Male Factor, IVF Support
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
  • Menopause
  • Emotions: from Anxiety to Depression
  • Acne & Cosmetic
  • Pain
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Immunity & Gut Health
  • General Health Issues

Why Acupuncture?
Dr. Ilana first studied Science at the prestigious Melbourne University. After this, she then fell in love with Acupuncture. It made her stubborn rash and chest infection completely disappear. Naturally, Ilana has always been passionate about herbs, health and life. At the beginning of this year, she moved to Aotearoa with her family.”I feel blessed to share my skills and knowledge here.”

Are you a registered practitioner?
Yes, Dr. Ilana Sowter is a fully qualified practitioner of Chinese Medicine. She holds a strict code of ethics and accountability. Notably, she is registered with the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA). Additionally, she is also registered with the Australian CMRB and is a member of AACMA. For more about Dr. Ilana and her qualifications go here.

Holistic Health Coaching
With over 8 years of practical experience, Dr. Ilana Sowter found that Acupuncture and Chinese 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. Life circumstances or thinking patterns that 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.

Conditions Supported

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hayfever
  • Asthma
  • Poor Immunity
  • Gut Issues
  • Fertility (female & male)
  • IVF support
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy Wellbeing
  • High Risk Pregnancy Support
  • Acupuncture Induction for Labour
  • Breech Baby, Malposition & Posterior Position
  • Acne, Skin & Cosmetic
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Women’s Health Conditions
  • Stress
  • All Kinds of Pain
  • Post-Partum Recovery
  • Menopause.

Acupuncture is also worth trying for other general conditions. Servicing North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand.

Past Dr. Ilana has been practising for over 8 years. She spent her early career working with Ngaio Richards at Sydney’s House of Fertility and Healing. Later was a part of 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 team of people. Since 2016, she ran her own private practice in Ivanhoe, Melbourne. Current She runs her own private practice in Murrays Bay, Auckland, New Zealand which is right near Mairangi Bay village.


Ilana is a member of NZASAAACMA, 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. Essentially, she is passionate about attending seminars, holding workshops and writing articles. Her main purpose is to educate people about the importance of wellbeing. She has undertaken extra studies and training with Professor Huang Huang, along with observing some great herbalists such as Peter Slipper, Dr Li and Kylie Freemantle. This November, she is teaching a seminar with Lydia Lee at Materia Medica in Auckland on Chinese Herbal Medicine.


  • Masters of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine), RMIT
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine), Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Bachelor of Science & Dip. Mod. Languages, University of Melbourne

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.

More info here for bookings and contact.


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