TCM Chinese Medical Centre

TCM Christchurch was established in 1996 by Thomas Jin-Hong Lin. TCM has a record of over 10,000 patients. Over 200 GP's have referred their patients for treatment at TCM. The clinic evolved over the years by adding staff and increasing resources to the vast range of Services the clinic provides today. The Clinic is well known in Christchurch and has hundreds of satisfied Patients, and is acknowledged by other institutes and the local Press.

Business Description


Our Services include a wide range of treatment methods dealing with vast range of medical conditions. Each Service includes Diagnosis, Consultation and Contingency Plans.

Our treatment methods include:
• Acupuncture & Moxibustion
• Acupressure
• Chinese Tiu Na (massage)
• Cupping
• Herbal and Mineral Supplies
• Relaxation massage
• Reflexology
• Spinal manipulation
• Sports massage
• Swedish massage
• Therapeutic massage
• Traction

Medical Staff

Thomas Lin

Thomas moved to New Zealand in 1994, worked as an Acupuncturist in Palmerston North in the first two years. Passed the whole day’s examination to be register of NZ Acupuncturist in 1996, and became an ACC treatment provider. Thomas registered first company, TCM Development Ltd in 1996, TCM Chinese Medical Centre was established in Christchurch on the 8th of November 1996 in Madras Street in city centre. Now TCM Chinese Medical Centre has been moved on to Riccarton Road since 1998. And also has been successful setup TCM service for Queenspark Health Care and St Albans Medical Centre. Just last year he opened up City clinic. There are about 10,000 patients file holds in my Medical Centre, over 200 GP referred their patients to received treatment from TCM Chinese.

Specialising in: Sports injury, especially soft tissue injury, bone and joint problems, neck shoulder back disorders, Sinus.

Donghui Zhu

1989/9-1994/7 Guangzhou Medical College, Bachelor degree of medicine
2002/5-2004/5 Guangzhou Huaxing Convalescent Hospital, Consultant physician & Acupuncturist
5 years full time training and over 14 years experience in Eastern and Western medicine.

Specialising in: Tinea versicolor, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, impetigo folliculitis, caebuncle, contact dermatitis, eczema, urticaria, alopeca, acne seborrhoea, STD etc. Sports injuries, Weight Lost, MNZRA, ACC Treatment Provider.

Sam Chen

Majored in Acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese Traditional Medical Massage) during his study at Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he learned acupressure and herb usage for treating people suffering from trauma problems. Sam gained much experience at treating people with neck, should, back problems and chronic soft tissue injuries. He has worked in Hong Kong as an academic exchanger. Bliss Reflexology who invited him to work for them gave Sam a very good reference. Sam did a very good job in Bliss as a Chinese Traditional Massagist, Reflexologist, Technical Trainer and Supervisor. As far, Sam has gotten a further study in New Zealand College of TCM for one year. Sam is a Registered Acupuncturist (NZRA), Approved ACC Provider.

Specialising in: Sports injury, especially soft tissue injury, bone and joint problems, neck shoulder back disorders.

Zhiying Wan

Wan graduated from the Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985. From 1985 to 1995 she worked in a hospital in Tianjin China. She has mainly used Chinese herbs, acupuncture, Moxibustion and acupressure in my practice. Sometimes she use cupping and auricular acupuncture. Zhiying has experience in treating a range of conditions, including angina pectoris, palpitation, insomnia, dizziness, tinnitus, common cold, cough, bronchitis, constipation, diarrhoea, hemi paralysis, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and tendonitis. Zhiying also has experience in treating childhood illness, especially emaciation due to the inadequate intake of food. In addition, she has experience in gynaecological applications, for example, irregular menstruation and infertility problems. Zhiying believes it is important to know how to prevent the onset of disease, using techniques such as Taiji and Qigong (these she is able to teach). This is the Chinese traditional way. MNZRA, ACC Treatment Provider

Mr Jongwoo Shin

Mr Shin graduated from Traditional Chinese Medicine University of Beijing China in 2008, and he got Bachelor degree of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina. Mr Shin practiced at China Japan Hospital in Beijing 2007. He register as the member of NZRA (New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists) and ACC treatment provider from 2008. He is also the member of WFAS (World Federation Acupuncture Society) as well. His treatment is based on Traditional Chinese way such as acupuncture and Tuina manipulations. Mr Shin also use Chinese herbal medicine to treat some internal disorders.

Specialising in: neck, shoulder and lumbus disorders, Tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy, Stroke, insomnia, Alimentary and Urinary system disorder.


한국인. 북경중의약대학 침구추나학과 졸업. 침구추나학 학사 학위 취득. 뉴질랜드 침구사 협회(NZRA) 회원, 세계 침구연합회 회원, ACC 등록 침구사. 치료과목 : 근골격계질병(목, 허리 질환), 중풍휴유증, 불면증, 소화, 비뇨기계통 질병. 한약치료.

Massage Staff

Jian Xin Chen
Therapeutic Massage Therapist

Jian Xin is a very experienced massage therapist, she can provide General massage, Therapeutic massage, Deep tissue massage and Reflexology.




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Contact Details

Address 285 Riccarton Road
Christchurch 8041
Phone0800 826 285

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