John McDonald Mentoring

A surprise discovery of the Brazilian edition of my Zang Fu text in Portuguese on a trade stand at an Acupuncture Congress In Estoril, Portugal.

2022 will be 51 years since I first commenced my journey in acupuncture. It has been a very eventful 50 years and it has been a privilege and a pleasure to watch, and participate in, the rapid growth and development of our medicine. Over this period I have played many roles and worn many hats – student, lecturer, Dean of Faculty, curriculum developer, author, conference speaker, researcher and peer reviewer. I have been the founding President of the Australian Council for Chinese Medicine Education, played a small part in the WHO Western Pacific Office development of the Standard Acupuncture Point Locations, been a member of the Acupuncture Expert Reference Group for the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, a member of Course Assessment Panels for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority twice, Vice-President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation (California) and a Director of Acupuncture Now Australia Ltd.

My publications include Zang Fu Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment (co-authored with Dr Joel Penner), Acupuncture Point Dynamics (Vols 1 & 2), several peer-reviewed journal papers and dozens of articles for non-peer reviewed journals and popular health magazines. With Stephen Janz I co-authored The Acupuncture Evidence Project, a snap-shot of three years of systematic reviews of acupuncture clinical research, which was commissioned by and published by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd.

Now it is time to give back to the profession which has given so much to me. In addition to the other books, webinars and lectures which I am working on, I am launching a mentoring programme for practitioners and students. Initially this programme will be strictly limited to six places, with the possibility of more places being opened up in the future. Sessions will be online via Zoom for a duration of one hour. Enquiries or applications to join the mentoring programme can be sent to email

Mentoring – One Hour Session – Single session

This payment is for a single mentoring session on a one-off basis, as opposed to regularly scheduled sessions.


Mentoring – One Hour Session – Regular scheduled sessions

This payment is for a regularly scheduled one hour session