Having had acupuncture treatments several times and always being hugely impressed by how much better I felt as a whole after a session I became very interested in how it all worked and I wanted to understand more about it.
I had previously worked in palliative care and with spinal injury patients and I loved helping people, but I wanted to explore a different path which did not involve the use of frequent painkillers and medications.
Wanting to understand more about the ways acupuncture could reduce pain and improve health, I undertook a BSc Honours degree course at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. There I was taught by some incredibly experienced and respected acupuncturists learning both Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.
I graduated from the College with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council, following their high standards of education, ethics, and codes of conduct and safe practice.
I believe that even though acupuncture was first used thousands of years ago, it has huge relevance in modern life as people become more aware that their physical, mental and emotional states are very much connected. I attend regular courses to continue to expand my knowledge, and I love helping people to recover from their conditions.