Kim Maidment LicAc Bsc(Hons) MCMA
34 Manor Road
01803 525019 / 07901 888586
Welcome to The Acupuncture Clinic, Torbay, Devon. (http://www.acupuncturetorbay.com).
The Clinic is run in Torbay by me, Mr Kim Maidment. I am degree qualified and I trained at The College of Integrated Chinese medicine in Reading initially for three years from 1993 when a gained a Licentiate in Acupuncture I later went back in 2007 and converted this to a Bsc (Hons) degree. I have been in practice for seventeen years, constantly updating my skills. I am a member of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). They monitor my training and regulate my activities.
I'm lucky as I have many happy Patients who come to me when they feel unwell, I also have some who come on a regular basis so that they keep feeling well. With many first-time Patients I am their last resort as they have often tried other medical means before they come to me, this is because people are often scared of needles. When they have been for the first time they wonder what all the fuss was about? I am trained in many types of Acupuncture so can treat the majority of people, there are not many conditions I haven't seen but I like it when people surprise me! Please follow this link to see which conditions can be treated by Chinese Acupuncture according to World Health Organisation research;
as you can see from this list, many conditions can be treated, if you are not sure, please 'phone me. You can come in for a free chat if you wish.
I went to Philadelphia and studied Mei Zen COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE under Dr Martha Lucas, so if any one wants their face 'freshened up' please talk to me! http://www.acupuncturetorbay.com/acupuncture/cosmetic-acupuncture.html There are also protocols for the tummy and I have designed one for the buttocks! (this can help cellulite).
I am also one of the worlds leading experts on DENTAL ACUPUNCTURE although the Dentist I worked with retired and I would like to work with another Dentist. I don't have injections when I have a filling, I anesthetize myself! http://www.acupuncturetorbay.com/acupuncture/dental-acupuncture.html I worked with the British Dental Acupuncture Society who are practitioners of Medical Acupuncture to help develop their protocols and have been to their annual conference to lecture.
Problems with fertility? At Least five of my Patients now have children after my fertility treatment.
If you have a problem you wish to discuss please telephone me, you can either talk about it on the 'phone or come in for a free chat.
Thank you - Kim.
Training, qualifications & experience
Licentiate in Acupuncture from The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine 1995.
Bsc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture 2007.
I have been in practice since 1995 in PAIGNTON and to start with in Reading at the college Clinic.
In 2005 I went to Philadelphia and studied Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dr Martha Lucas.
I have studied many types of Acupuncture including,
Five Element Acupuncture,
Trigger Point or 'Dry Needling' Acupuncture,
Scalp Acupuncture and
I am also trained in;
Chinese Patent Herbal Medicine,
Tuina (Chinese Acupressure Massage),
and on a personal level TaiChi and Self Hypnosis.
I am constantly updating my skills because as a member of the Complementary Medical Association I have to comply with their Continuous Professional Development regulations.
The CMA were the first organisation to regulate Acupuncturists in this way, in fact all of their Therapists have to comply with this. Because I have studied so many therapies I often act intuitively applying each type of Acupuncture/Therapy as needed.
Other available therapies
I am trained in,
Five Element Acupuncture
Trigger Point Acupuncture
Patent Herbal Remedies
and Therapeutic Massage although that is limited to small areas these days.
Parking is on street Morin Road is ok, disabled can park nearby.
The No.12 Bus comes right past, if you ask to get off near to Oldway Mansion or Manor Crossroads, I am near the lights on the intersection of Torquay Road and Manor Road.
I am suitable for disabled people as my Clinic is on the ground floor.
£35 per treatment which takes roughly one hour.
I can arrange for a discount if you block book but the disadvantage of this is that if you don't need that many treatments then you will loose out. This is how other Clinics can get you so watch out!
My hours of opening vary depending on how busy I am but I am always there on the 'phone so if you want to come in and talk I will make sure I am there for you.
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.
Maps & Directions
I tend to work in the Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays but Patients usually telephone me and then I make sure I am there for them.