My initial interest in this oriental method of medicine began when I became involved in the practice of Tai Chi in the late eighties. At this time I started to have treatment to address a health issue that I was trying to resolve. It was this experience which inspired me to eventually train as a practitioner at The College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA).
I have explored the efficacy of acupuncture for various health issues such as anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E – chronic fatigue syndrome) and digestion problems along with musculoskeletal conditions that have caused people pain and discomfort.
I have worked with patients of various ages and backgrounds.
I plan treatment for each person according to their individual needs.
I engage in courses to continue my professional development and keep up to date with developments in the field of Acupuncture. This is in line with current BAcC guidelines.
I have undertaken further training courses in the treatment of gynaecological issues, fertility, Japanese moxibustion techniques, trigger point needling, the use of electro acupuncture in the treatment of muscular skeletal issues and had instruction on facial rejuvenation techniques.
I have attended various seminars at the British Acupuncture Council’s recent annual conferences. Topics have included the exploration of treatment protocols for patients suffering from cancer, fertility and conception issues and lectures which explored the use of electro acupuncture.
Other training days have also been attended to skill up on the use of Auricular Acupuncture with tuition being given by Jong Baik. Another weekend course investigated the eight extraordinary meridians in the context of fertility treatments taught by Jani White of Nature Child.
With a colleague I jointly represent the British Acupuncture Council at the regional level organising meetings and courses for acupuncturists in the Midlands.