Who We Are

About Us

Who are you working with?

I come from a family of scientists, in my Whakapapa there are geneticists, biologists, embryologists, gynaecologists, physicists, chemists and pharmacists. Albeit I took the path of getting back to Natural Medicine. When you come into the clinic, I understand that you may (or altogether not) be working with your GP or other specialists so I try to be the bridge between western medicine and the ancient classical world of Chinese medicine. Unlike other traditional healing systems innate to all parts of the world, Chinese medicine, fortunately, recorded its knowledge in written texts and has living practitioners that continue to carry on its unbroken lineages. Therefore, it is accessible and tangible.

What we actually do at the Acupuncture Sanctuary?

When you come into the clinic, I’d love to hear about what you’d like help addressing. I will listen to your pulse and look at your tongue. I will also be happy to go through your latest blood test results, scans and reports and discuss any questions you may have about these. Then the work begins on the table. We will listen to your pulses again, use palpation, get a feel of what is happening with your body, and then we will use, Acupuncture, Bodywork, Moxibustion, Cupping, or Gua Sha to assist you in feeling unstuck, fluid and connected to yourself. At the end, we will send you home with herbal medicines, supplements, foot soaks or simple lifestyle recommendations so you can keep up the good work at home.

Did you know?

Having travelled growing up I speak fluent English 🇬🇧, Polish 🇵🇱 (Wasza akupunkturzystka mówi po polsku) and French 🇫🇷 (Votre acupunctrice parle aussi le français) and would be happy to consult with you in any of these languages. 我可以说中国话一点点🇨🇳.

What one of my patient's had to say:

"I have sought Ada’s advice and treatment for various ailments and injuries, on numerous occasions over the past few years. Ada is an excellent communicator and has a very professional approach. I have been impressed with her ongoing quest to grow her knowledge and her enthusiasm to build on her academic qualifications by attending both local and international courses. Attendance at these courses and reading widely, means she is up to date with developments in her field and abreast with innovative treatments. In my experience, Ada works in well with orthodox treatment and has never suggested I stop taking prescription medicines. Overall, I have enormous respect for Ada and have benefited from her treatment and care. Apart from her clinical expertise she has a kind and nurturing approach, attributes that I consider very desirable in any health professional."

Meet the Practitioners

Dr Ada Sobieszczuk (TCM)

Chinese Medicine Doctor

I graduated with a joint Bachelors of Science Honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Beijing University for Chinese Medicine and Middlesex University (London, UK) in 2004. The degree included an internship at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital 中日友好医院…

Hours of Operation
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday:  2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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