I first encountered acupuncture 15 years ago through my martial arts training in Taijiquan and Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu, which incorporate elements of health and energy cultivation, alongside teaching the fundamentals of Eastern philosophy and medicine.
After years of frustration with hay fever, I explored many complementary therapies and found acupuncture to be the most effective.
Having worked as a secondary school teacher, training to be an acupuncturist was a pipe dream, but I took the leap in 2015 and enrolled at the Northern College of Acupuncture, where I graduated with Distinction in 2017. Since graduating, I have furthered my development by training in the advanced methods of Dr Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture and Master Tung’s distal needling style, specialising in particular in musculoskeletal pain conditions. In addition, I have completed post graduate training in acupuncture for fertility, which has allowed me to become a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network.
I use a range of traditional Chinese medicine methods in my clinic, including acupuncture, electro acupuncture, tui na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion to offer a full holistic health service to patients.