Dorchester Acupuncture Clinic
1 Cambridge Road
16 Story Lane
01202 694159 (Appointments) / 07720 648689 (Voicemail or text enquiries)
I have been practising acupuncture and Chinese medicine for 37+ years. I trained in the UK and in China. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the main body regulating professional acupuncturists in the UK. The BAcC ensures that it’s members maintain high standards of education, practice and ethics, and requires me to maintain a high standard of practice skills through continuing professional development (CPD). I have full professional indemnity insurance.
I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN), a professional body for acupuncturists supporting men and women with fertility related problems.
Although I mainly practise Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I am well versed in many different styles of acupuncture.
I aim to provide a warm and professional environment for your treatment. I use Chinese medicine to treat you as a whole person. I look at your unique energy system in order to understand how it’s flow and balance may be damaged, blocked, and unbalanced. I look for the weaknesses, the strengths, and how your system can be rebalanced, harmonised, remedied, reinvigorated. As part of the treatment, I will suggest ways in which you can, depending on your condition, help to improve and maintain your continuing health and well-being.
In addition to acupuncture, and when necessary and appropriate, I can offer you guidance on diet (food can be used as part of the treatment in Chinese medicine), dietary supplementation (vitamins and minerals), remedial exercise (including Qigong), relaxation/meditation, and stress management.
Treatments may be covered by Private Medical Insurance.
I have a Special Interest in the following:
- Female and male infertility
- Gynaecology / Menstrual problems
- Headache / Migraine
- Digestive disorders
- Respiratory disorders, including Hayfever and Rhinitis
- Pain management, low back pain, sports injuries, musculo-skeletal impairment
- Emotional problems including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
- Problems affecting mid-life and the elderly.
For a free 15 minute consultation to establish whether Acupuncture may be a suitable therapy for you, please telephone, text or e-mail to arrange an appointment.
I have clinics in Dorchester and in Broadstone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in acupuncture in the UK at the International College of Oriental Medicine for three years, graduating with a BAc in 1981.
In 1984 I traveled to China to study at the Nanjing College (now University) of TCM and at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, also in Nanjing. I revisited Nanjing for further clinical studies in 1987, and again in 1992, when I spent 5 weeks intensively studying Qigong and Taiji, the principles of which I apply in my clinical practice.
I was a founder director of the London School of Acupuncture in 1985 and continued in this role until 1997, during which time I taught acupuncture at the School. The School merged with the University of Westminster in 1997 to create the UK's first BSc degree course in Acupuncture. I have taught many well known practitioners and have been an external examiner for two acupuncture colleges in the UK. I continued to teach at the University until 1998 when I decided to concentrate my work in Dorset.
For ten years I worked closely with fertility specialist Michael Dooley at The Poundbury Clinic, using acupuncture to support patients with fertility issues and having fertility treatment, for example IVF. This continues to be a significant part of my practice.
To keep abreast of new developments, I engage in an ongoing process of education and research: as a subscriber to medical journals and online news services; by attendance at seminars and conferences; and by participation in online 'webinars'.
I charge £75.00 for the first consultation (one hour); £45.00 for subsequent treatments.
I also offer a FREE 15-20 minute consultation so that you can discuss with me whether your condition is suitable for acupuncture treatment.
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 work in a first floor room in both premises and access is by stairs only. With sufficient notice, I can arrange to use a ground floor room.
Dorchester: Tuesday & Wednesday (evening appointments available) Broadstone: Thursday (afternoon/evening); Friday (all day); Saturday (morning).