East Meets West Acupuncture Leamington Spa combines the best of western and eastern medicine to create a practical & innovative approach to improving health and wellbeing by integrating both for a balanced treatment
I am an experienced acupuncturist and health professional, trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5 Element Acupuncture, integrating them both in order to obtain optimum health for my patients. In addition I also trained in Western Medical Acupuncture and have a background in conventional medicine, having qualified as a registered nurse and midwife.
I offer a practical and innovative approach to improving health, incorporating my knowledge and experience of both eastern and western medicine. Acupuncture is remarkably effective for a wide range of health conditions regardless of whether they are acute, chronic, physical, mental or emotional. Acupuncture is safe and effective, and beneficial for all ages, as such it is perfectly safe to use during conception, in pregnancy, with the very young, elderly or supporting those who are or have been treated for cancer or have a chronic illness. A holistic approach ensures that each person is treated with a personalised treatment plan based on their medical history, constitution and presenting complaint.
I am a health professional with over 28 years experience, originally qualifying as a registered nurse and midwife. Having worked with conventional medicine for many years I was inspired to study acupuncture following the profound benefits obtained after receiving acupuncture treatment. I developed an appreciation and respect for the benefit that both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and conventional medicine has to offer.
Initially I studied Western Medical Acupuncture and in due course felt compelled to undertake further studies. I chose the College of Chinese Integrated Medicine (CICM) in Reading which is recognised as one of the leading colleges to study acupuncture. CICM is unique in that it is the only college to incorporate the teaching of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element style acupuncture.
Having gained a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture I have worked for a number of years in Warwickshire developing my skills. I have also spent time in China studying and working with advanced acupuncture techniques. I continue to practice nursing part time, which enables me to keep abreast of any changes, appreciating the benefits obtained when Eastern style medicine compliments Western medicine and vice versa. My previous work as a registered nurse and midwife has brought me as far afield as the Middle East and USA, where over the years I have obtained a wealth of experience and knowledge.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture (MBAWA) and the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) and practice in line with their respective code of ethics and code of practice.
I maintain continuous professional development (CPD) by attending regular courses and making sure I'm up to date with new practices and research in the acupuncture world.