Charmaine Shepherd B.Sc. Biomed., N.dip. Ac, MBAcC
As a therapist I am dedicated to helping individuals take control of their own health as I firmly believe in supporting the body’s natural ability to heal through the use of natural remedies, nutrition and lifestyle. I like to have a sensitive and holistic approach to healthcare as it is essential that you feel in control of your treatment.
I originally obtained my degree in biomedical sciences 17 years ago and worked for several years in biomedical research before deciding to move into complementary medicine. I went on to study acupuncture for 3 years in Asia. I qualified as an acupuncturist in 2005 and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Please note that all members of the BAcC are bound by strict codes of Practice and Ethics.
I have had extensive training in Singapore, China, Thailand, Switzerland and the UK, which introduced me to wide range of interesting people & cultures, and have had more than 15 years experience in health-care.
During my time in Asia, I built expertise in treating a wide variety of complex conditions. I also spent time gaining clinical experience at the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in China, in the Urology and Neurology departments.
Charmaine has a sensitive and holistic approach to health-care. She is dedicated to helping individuals take control of their own health. ” I believe in supporting the innate healing ability of the body through the use of natural remedies, nutrition and lifestyle.”
Recent CPD training:
High Cholesterol and Dietetics – November 2012
Auriculotherapy – Jim Chalmers – PTSD & toxic scars
Dr Liqin Zhao- TCM treatment of premature ovarian failure and infertility Sep 2011
Debra Betts & Sarah Budd - Deciphering fertility and obstetric research for clinical practice Sep2011
Dr Volker Scheid- Why is everyone suffering from liver qi stagnation? A window into the history and changing practice of Chinese medicine - Sep 2011
Richard Blitstein-TCM for complex infertility conditions: PCOS, Auto immune & premature ovarian failure - current
Daverick Leggett- Qigong for Practitioners – November 2009 – May 2010
Jennie Longbottom – Practical Skills for Difficult Pain Syndromes – May 2008
Giovanni Maciocia – Understanding and Treating Female Infertility – Aug 2011
Will Maclean – Introduction to the Treatment of Lingering Pathogens – Aug 2011
Nic Lucas: Anxious but Happy – Aug 2011
Shen-Psychic aspects in Chinese Medicine – Jan 2011
Giovanni Maciocia – Understanding and Treating Endometriosis – Feb 2011
Meridian Circuit Systems – Feb 2011
Charmaine is also the author of a groundbreaking book about depression entitled Is it all in your mind?