About Karen

This is the part of the site where I’m supposed to talk about me! Well, what can I say?

I feel genuinely very lucky to have found a career that I love. Chinese medicine is an elegant and sophisticated form of medicine that I feel passionate about. It is greatly rewarding when patients return after a short course of treatment to declare they’ve been able to ditch their painkillers, have had a positive pregnancy result or to have slept through the night for the first time in years.

Following my initial acupuncture training, I wrote a research paper, for a master’s degree about the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. I have a background in dental hygiene and therapy and had come across this awful condition in both the dental and acupuncture settings. It was a valuable insight into the world of research and has taught me how to critically evaluate research papers.

Outside of my work, I’m a keen swimmer. I practise Yoga and Pilates regularly to maintain my own back/muscle health although my big passion is hillwalking. My partner and I spend our holiday time often in the lake district, climbing hills, photographing the amazing scenery and of course, rewarding ourselves with tea and cake at the end of the day.

I believe it’s really important for all of us to take time out, relax, experience nature and/or to develope other aspects of our personality (outside of our work) in order to maintain a healthy perspective.

meThis is me, posing impressively beside loch lomond whilst we were doing the West Highland way in Scotland. Yes it rained and yes we got bitten but it was a fabulous week!

I write a personal blog which provides information on acupuncture, occasional recipes and light hearted accounts of my personal experiences.

Approach to treatment

As a practitioner, I am kind, efficient and direct. I’m not interested in wasting anyone’s time or money and there’s certainly no hard sell. I’d like to think that I have the sensitivity to gauge my treatment approach to suit the patient.

I’m confident enough that I have the experience to treat most things however I’m humble enough to know there’s always more to learn!

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