Ilana is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and has special interests in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and beyond.

She is a triple-degree graduate to Masters level (RMIT), speaker and writer in Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. 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

About Dr. Ilana Sowter

Ilana first studied Science at the prestigious Melbourne University and then fell in love with acupuncture after it completely alleviated a stubborn rash and chest infection. She recently moved to Aotearoa with her family and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with her 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.

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 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.

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 NZASA, 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, Dr Li and Kylie Freemantle.


  • 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.

Contact Ilana on 020 4159 8393 or info@ilanasowter.com to book.

Skype consultations available for international clients.

Acupuncture in Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand 2018

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