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.
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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