An oasis of calm, dedicated to providing safe, effective and personalised acupuncture
I hold a Batchelor of Science Degree in Acupuncture following 3.5 years of training at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.
Having experienced an extended period of ill health despite every test being non conclusive I understand the frustrations of not always successfully finding answers through the traditional route of Western Medicine. Research and becoming my own health advocate made me see the body in a different light leading to the regaining of my health through lifestyle changes.
Exploring alternative medicine modalities led me to Chinese Medicine and my own experience was so profound with it helping not only my physical health but also my mental and emotional well-being that I decided to use my own experience as the catalyst for a career in Chinese Medicine.
My area of focus is supporting women like myself who are struggling with their health despite their test results being normal and in particular Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
In addition I am currently undertaking an 18 month Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Functional Nutrition with the highly regarded Institute of Optimal Nutrition. The end goal is to combine personalised nutrition, the cutting edge science and technology of functional medicine with the ancient art of acupuncture.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) who have a strict code of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice. I regularly attend continuous professional development training and clinical supervision sessions.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, walking in the beautiful Chiltern hills with my dog Oscar and when I get the opportunity, spending time in the Swiss alps which is like medicine for the soul.
TCM & Five Element Acupuncturist –BSc (Hons), LicAc
Since qualifying in 2008 from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, I have been passionate about practising acupuncture in clinics across Buckinghamshire, within the beautiful Chiltern hills & more recently in Thame, Oxfordshire.
I enjoy the integrated approach to treatment that my training provided, supporting both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the Five Element model of diagnosis. I have always been interested in health and wellness and embarked upon my acupuncture degree after receiving treatment 20 years ago. I was so impressed by the positive results to my health and wellbeing, that it inspired me to change my then career path and study acupuncture.
Over the years, I have developed a special interest in treating women’s health concerns and how this can impact them at different times in their life. In practice I treat a wide variety of conditions, assisting both men and women.
After qualifying I spent some years working with patients in the Cancer care unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital, providing relief from the side effects of their treatment. I completed further studies in this area during my time there.
I strongly believe in the importance of incorporating dietary and lifestyle advice into the treatment process when required. I use a Chinese dietary approach, which focuses on the ‘energetics’ of food and how this impacts you as an individual. Where appropriate I offer lifestyle advice specific to your needs, to further benefit you alongside the acupuncture.
In my spare time I like to spend time with friends and family, walk in nature and find new and nutritious recipes to cook. As well as teaching and practising Tai chi & Qigong, I am a keen practitioner of yoga and meditation.