My background in public sector health and social care and academic research underpins the way I work as an acupuncturist. This includes maintaining a keen interest in acupuncture and associated health and wellbeing research developments for the benefit of my patients.
After three years’ full-time degree level study at the International College of Oriental Medicine, I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture. The course provided a thorough grounding in all aspects of acupuncture and its associated philosophy, together with their practical application on patients in the college acupuncture clinic. The study of Western anatomy, physiology and pathology was also a compulsory part of the course.
My course research study focused on sleep and insomnia. Regular, restful sleep plays an essential role in helping us all to maintain good health and wellbeing. In today's busy, often stressful world many people do not get enough good quality sleep and over time this can lead to a variety of health issues. I have a strong interest in using acupuncture to help people achieve better sleep and greater daytime energy.
As well as my private acupuncture work I treat cancer patients on a voluntary basis each week at two busy Cancer Support Centres in Brighton and Crawley. I find this aspect of my work deeply rewarding and it has helped broaden my professional experience.
When you receive treatment from me, as a fully qualified and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) you can be assured that your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of everything I do.