I have had a keen interest in Eastern philosophy and healthcare since my teens. I went on to spend 20 years living in India where I worked as an animal rescue volunteer, assisting the local stray population of animals in my area and liaising with local NGOs.
I learned the Bowen Technique in Mumbai over several years and in 2010 became a certified yoga teacher having completed my residential training in South India within the Ananda lineage.
In 2014 I qualified as a Nutritional Advisor after studying at Barbara Wren's college in Devon. Through this I was first introduced to the Chinese Five Element system and thus began several years of exploration into Chinese Medicine (CM) before finally taking the plunge in 2018 onto a BSc Hons in Acupuncture.
Whilst I am inspired by the more ancient, Classical model of CM, my training has included both JR Worsley Five Elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I am trained in both systems and in addition am undertaking a Classical mentorship under the guidance of a practitioner within the lineage of Master and Scholar Dr Jeffrey Yuen. Dr Yuen is the 88th generation of continuous transmission of Classical Acupuncture that predates changes made to the medicine in the Song Dynasty (11th and 12th century).
I hold a Licentiate in Acupuncture and a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture. I am a fully insured Member of the BAcC and adhere to their Code of Conduct. I have completed Emergency First Aid at Work training (2020) and am licensed by Shropshire County Council Environmental Health to practice acupuncture.
July 2021- The Diagnosis & Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions Module 1-3 with Alex Brazkiewicz
April 2021 to October 2022- Advanced Acupuncture (Classical) Mentorship with Dr Sean Tuten