Acupuncture has been practised in eastern countries for 2,500 years. It’s a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (pronounced chi) moves through a network of channels, or meridians, that run beneath the skin. According to Acupuncture theory, illness arises from blockages in the energy flow. Therapists insert fine, sterile needles at various points on the meridians to rebalance the body’s energy.
My fascination with traditional Eastern approaches to healing began when I faced my own long and challenging period of ill health. After I experienced and greatly benefited from, the gentle, nurturing and holistic approach of acupuncture, I was inspired to train as a practitioner and help others improve their own health and wellness. I learnt how wonderfully nourishing and supportive acupuncture can be and how its benefits have been enjoyed for over 2000 years.
Following three years of study, I graduated from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) and LIcAc in acupuncture and have run my own successful practice ever since.
I have expertise in treating a wide variety of health conditions specialising in particular in two key areas – women’s health and emotional health.
Many of my clients come to me with symptoms relating to an imbalance in their menstrual cycle, such as painful or irregular periods. Many have been diagnosed with PMS, PCOS or endometriosis or they may be struggling to conceive. I understand that these kinds of conditions can often affect the mind as much as the body and I provide a nurturing and caring environment coupled with a practical plan of how best to treat and overcome them. I also provide support for people that are experiencing stress and depression and who may be facing significant life challenges.
As well as these specialisations, I offer facial acupuncture, a wonderfully relaxing and restorative treatment which can improve not only the tone and texture of the skin but also boost energy, well-being and promote wider benefits such as deeper sleep.
I gain great satisfaction in offering each of my clients a truly bespoke experience. I offer a thorough, personal, consultation prior to any treatment to ensure that the healing you receive joins the dots between your mental, emotional and physical health. Acupuncture takes into account so many factors – your external environment, nutrition, injuries, thoughts, and emotions, which can all negatively or positively affect you. I truly believe that acupuncture can help you progress through life with an increased sense of clarity and wellbeing.
I am passionate about my work and am fully committed to helping my clients regain improved health and wellbeing.
If you would like to know more please get in touch.
BSc (Hons) LicAc 2008
Reiki Master 2017
The Association of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture (ATCM)
I became interested in acupuncture when I was successfully treated with it after getting malaria in South America. I had previously travelled extensively in China and worked in Taiwan, leaning to speak Chinese while I was there.
I graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading in 1996. We were taught to combine 5 Element acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles of treatment to cover different techniques where one or both are more appropriate.
I enjoy working with all people but have specialized in fertility – male and female, hayfever, migraines and headaches, back pain and insomnia.
I try to create a calm and quiet atmosphere and feel it is very important to listen carefully and give clients a space where they can feel safe and supported.
I am a member of the BAcC which has a Code of Practice, Code of Ethics and Continued Professional Development policy
Licentiate in Acupuncture
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Days at Neal’s Yard
I am a traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncturist – an experienced and supportive clinician. Now based here in Bath, for many years I was in Yorkshire and have been practicing since 2004. From 2008-2014. I was also part-time Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on the BSc Acupuncture degree course at one of Leeds leading universities. Following on from that I ran professional development training courses for health practitioners using needling techniques within their field. I am on the British Acupuncture Council register for mentor-supervisors and offer 1-1 supervision to acupuncture practitioners.
Whilst I have a special interest in fertility and headaches/migraine, the conditions I treat are wide and varied (I like it that way). Being a yoga teacher as well I integrate yogic breathing techniques into some treatments particularly in cases of anxiety.
I have a nurturing approach. I am keen to empower you within the treatment process and for them to be aware of the choices and decisions that you can make for yourself in terms of promoting their good health.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC): registration number 957905
Member of Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association
Days at Neal’s Yard