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About Me

My Story

I studied Chinese Medicine and acupuncture at the world renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine for nearly 4yrs and started my clinic at the Belmore centre. Whilst studying there I gained a BSc (Hons) and a licentiate to practice Acupuncture (LicAc).  And since graduating I have also become a member of the British Acupuncture Council, who are the main governing professional body for acupuncture in the UK. The college teaches both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and also Five Element acupuncture and I use both these styles of acupuncture in my treatments.
Since practising Chinese medicine I have learnt the importance of finding the root cause of a patient’s problem, to gain the full benefit of acupuncture treatment, not just treating the physical manifestations. Acupuncture is best used to help bring the body back into harmony with itself, as I believe the main factor of dis-ease within a person is imbalance.
As part of my practice and philosophy, I strive to both educate and heal my patients, empowering them to live better and healthier lives.
Before studying acupuncture, I worked for 19yrs as a beauty and holistic therapist and therefore have a great understanding of the importance of taking time out for ones self. I am also lecturer at Champneys Beauty College, imparting my years of knowledge on new students starting their journey in the holistic and beauty industry.
I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and 2 children and as well as complementary therapies I also enjoy being outdoors, walking and good food!
Because of my background my approach is a combination of both eastern and western treatment methods. If you need a positive, energetic and caring Acupuncturist, please don’t hesitate to reach out to find out how I can help you restore and revitalize yourself.

 
Acupuncture

About Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and is an ancient form of healing that hasn't changed much over that time. TCM's basic concept is that a vital energy of life, called Qi, courses through the body.  Any imbalance or upset in this Qi can cause disease and illness. Imbalance within the  body is thought to be caused by an alteration in the opposite and complementary forces called Yin and Yang, which make up Qi. 


TCM treatment seeks to restore this imbalance through treatment specific to the individual, balance between health and disease is a key concept to this. Ancient Chinese believed that humans are microcosms of the larger surrounding universe, and are interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. It is believed that to regain balance, you must achieve the harmony between the internal body and the external elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal.


Treatment to regain balance may involve:


  • Acupuncture (using specific points over the body)

  • Moxibustion (the burning of herbal leaves on or near the body)

  • Cupping (the use of glass jars to create suction on certain points of the body)

  • Massage (over a certain point or muscle group)


Acupuncture is a gentle, safe and effective treatment, the needles are single use, sterile and extremely fine so there is usually little or no discomfort on insertion and patients usually experience a feeling of relaxation during the treatment.

For more information on what acupuncture can do for you please visit the British Acupuncture Council website