After many years practising Wing Chun Kung Fu and Qi Gong, I left a career in the City to pursue my passion for Chinese Medicine whole-heartedly.
I trained at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where I earned an honours degree in Acupuncture and a licence to practice Tui Na, the massage branch of Chinese Medicine. Understanding the importance of continuous development, particularly in the field of Chinese Medicine, I train regularly with masters of both Acupuncture and Tui Na.
I have been able to help people with general aches and pains, including sporting and running injuries, muscular/skeletal pain, and arthritis, as well as migraines, digestive disorders, fertility problems and menopausal symptoms.
Please do call me if you would like to discuss how Acupuncture or Tui Na could help you.
As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the registered body for professional acupuncturists in the UK, I am fully insured, and abide by their strict codes of professional conduct and health and safety. I also teach Wing Chun, and run regular Qi Gong workshops at the Therapy Life Centre.
Chinese Medicine is not just about Acupuncture! Because of the inclusive nature of Chinese medicine and its ability to absorb ideas from outside, an Acupuncture treatment with me could also include any of the following:
The warming of points or areas on the body with a smouldering herb known as moxa. It is particularly useful when there is a deficiency of qi and when the root of a problem is related to cold.
The application of glass suction cups to the surface of the skin. Cupping increases the flow of qi, blood and lymph, draws unwanted pathogenic factors to the surface to be removed.
Scraping is applied with a round edged implement that is blunt and smooth. It is particularly useful when qi and blood are obstructed causing pain and stiffness.
On occasion, when dealing with particular problems, e.g. of a muscular skeletal nature, electro-stimulation may be applied to the needles.
Tui Na – this is my speciality.
It is the bodywork branch of Chinese medicine and can be dated back some 7000 years.
Ear Acupuncture (aka Auriculotherapy)
A specialized branch of acupuncture where the ear is viewed as a microsystem of the whole body. Most commonly used for pain and mental/emotional problems (including addiction).