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Karla Hale is a Kiwi girl who graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine In New York City in 1997, where she received her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and Science. She is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

 In addition to running a busy private practice in Manhattan she also worked with cancer patients in an acupuncture research project at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. Karla was a member of the Professional Acupuncture Rescue Team (P.A.R.T.) working with FEMA's (Federal Emergency Management Association) medical relief efforts and immediately following the 9/11 attack set up a 24 hour onsite clinic for the treatment of Firefighters, Police and Rescue Workers from all over the country. The results were so positive that P.A.R.T. worked with FEMA in many other disaster relief operations and later worked with Firefighters  and Police Officers with post traumatic stress disorder.

Prior to her Masters Degree in 1997, she was a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Api Therapist (Bee Venom Therapy)which she still incorporates into her practise along with Nutritional Counselling.

Karla returned to New Zealand and is practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Mt Maunganui and Rotorua  - catering to the Bay of Plenty area. She is excited to be part of a health care system where the patient is an active participant in their healing process.  You are invited to call her office today and learn how you can benefit from Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Counselling and Api Therapy.


About - Karla Hale - Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, NZ

Rotorua Office / 021 0265 8466
Mt Maunganui Office / 07 572 0670