Body & Mind Therapy Centre
16 Arundel Street
I have an academic background and I first experienced acupuncture in Nepal when I was there teaching in a school. Within 5 minutes I was lying on a bed having needles inserted! After that first treatment I quickly realised that nothing in western medicine could make me feel like acupuncture did and I returned the following day for another treatment before flying home.
Once I returned to the UK I found a local acupuncturist and was surprised to find that she located the needles in the same places as the lady in Nepal, which lead me to surmise that, at the very least, there was a systematic approach to acupuncture. Modern technology such as MRI scans have shown that when certain acupressure points are stimulated, for example a point on the little toe that an acupuncturist will stimulate to deal with certain eye problems, the corresponding part of the brain “lights up”. This shows us that that acupressure point is stimulating the brain in the required area.
The more research I conducted, the more it became obvious to me that I had found myself a new career path and I subsequently studied acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.
Acupuncture is very effective at helping manage painful conditions, but it is also used for a wide range of physical and emotional problems. I am happy to offer a brief, initial chat if you would like to discuss how acupuncture may help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture
Registered with British Acupuncture Council Number 959711
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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