Practice type: Private
Specialties: Allergies, anxiety, back pain, menopause, sports injuries
Styles: Five Element acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
After many years of misdiagnosis, and after many visits to conventional medicine, acupuncture literally changed my health and thus my life. With its theological and ideological basis, coupled with an absolute connection with the earth, I knew from the first moment that my new direction in life was to act as an ambassador for, and become a life long student of this exceptional and extraordinary medicine.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I feel privileged indeed to have studied acupuncture under some of the most influential and distinguished practitioners in the world. I believe that what differentiates me from others in this wonderful profession is my skill set, which not only concentrated on the constructs of acupuncture, but also builds in modern day thought and approaches to complement the ancient ideas of acupuncture. I also believe that my background in teaching gives me a viable platform to explain my approach and thus enable the patient to feel part of the process.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The most enjoyable aspect of working in this wonderful art form, is, without doubt, the interaction with my patients. Seeing progression and change is an extraordinary honor, and getting to understand the people I work with is a enormous privilege. Building trust is absolutely paramount to successful clinical outcomes in my mind and thus providing a safe and comfortable space for people to divulge, unload and unwind is a true pleasure in this day and age. A throw back to simpler times perhaps.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
I am not sure I have heard too many misconceptions about acupuncture, although someone once asked me if it were akin to voodoo. What I think often takes people aback, is the wealth of knowledge, the depth of study and brilliance of the construct of acupuncture’s medical system. The ability of it to treat from head to toe, whilst encompassing the whole body and its surroundings. For example, how feasible would it be to treat stress, without taking into consideration the emotional components of a person’s life?
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I am a true exponent of acupuncture and make sure that I am treated often. Also diet and exercise, meditation and healthy debate, provide a wonderful framework to “exercise” all the aspects of my life. Movement is the KEY—movement of the mind, movement of the soul and a positive outlook help me to maintain optimum health.
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