Qualifications and Training

My interest in acupuncture first started when I moved to live in Hong Kong as a teenager, I subsequently trained at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and have a BSc. in Acupuncture, I have also undertaken further training in Beijing. The style of acupuncture that I practice is a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element Acupuncture. I have also trained in Tui Na which is a form of Chinese acupressure massage, this can be used to treat a range of conditions and can be used instead of needles, for those who are needle phobic.  I have a diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine and while I do not currently prescribe herbs, I can provide advice on whether they may be suitable for your condition and recommend practitioners.  I also incorporate lifestyle and dietary advice into my treatments where appropriate.

Outside of my practice, I enjoy cooking – particularly spicy Szechuan style food and am interested in how diet supports health.  I enjoy Pilates and walking around the beautiful countryside around South Oxfordshire.   I teach at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and was formerly the Academic Director at the College.  I now supervise students who are in the final stages of the course.

Further Training

I regularly attend further training events in acupuncture and am currently studying a non-invasive style of Japanese Acupuncture called Toyohari.   Other recent courses I have completed include :

  • Acupuncture and IVF – Jill Glover
  • Acupuncture for Gynaecology and Fertility – Jani White
  • Zita West training seminar on Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy.
  • An Introduction to the use of Trigger Point Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain Course taught by Jennie Longbottom Msc, Bsc, MMEd FCSP, MBAcC.
  • Further Studies in Obstetric Acupuncture – Debra Betts.
  • Spine Examination and Treatment Seminar – Tony Brewer
  • Needling Skills Seminar – Charlie Buck
  • Lecture on The Ten Months of Gestation from Ancient and Modern Perspectives with Debra Betts and Sabine Wilms at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster
  • Channel Palpation – Jason Robertson.