I received acupuncture at the NHS Gateway clinic over 18 years ago and was intrigued at how it made positive changes to my health. My interest in health and specifically Chinese Medicine began and I have been working and studying in the complementary health field ever since.
I partook in post-graduate training in China after graduating from the University of Westminster in 2009 with a BSc Hons in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture. This degree included tuina acupressure massage and diet and disease therapy and incorporated both eastern and western aspects of medicine, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology.
As part of my training and additional volunteering, I practised in the NHS Gateway clinic in south London and at the University of Westminster Polyclinic near Regents Street.
I have completed professional development training courses in Facial Acupuncture with Virginia Doran and Dr Ping Zhang and in 2009 undertook post-graduate training in China, at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou and the prestigious Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. It was fascinating to see how an integrated system of health care made improvements and huge savings to the patients.
Prior to maternity leave, I have practised at Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms in Borough market (London Bridge) and at Chi Yu wellness centre in Marylebone. In 2010 I co-founded Brixton Acupuncture – an affordable community multi-bed clinic that offers treatment to all in south London, see www.stockwellacupuncture.co.uk for more information.
In 2012 I trained as a yoga teacher which I find has strengthened my knowledge of anatomy and recovery from physical injury.
I am currently in my final year of a three-year Nutritional Therapy diploma at CNM.
As a fully accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council, I adhere to strict standards of care and codes of ethics.