Acupuncturist In Swansea
- LicAc from British Acupuncture Council
- Member British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)
- Bachelor of Science Honours Degree from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine
- A Diploma in Tui Na from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine
- A local license to practice from Swansea Council
My Professional Interests
I find that acupuncture is very effective at treating:
- Headaches & Migraine
- Stress & Anxiety and associated symptoms (bloating, irritability, indigestion, insomnia, tension)
I therefore specialise in these areas. If you’d to know more please click on each of the links above.
My main styles are TCM, balance method and motor point/ trigger point therapy. Each style has its own strengths and I may use any depending on patient presentation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
I tend to use this style when patients present with internal imbalances or disease. For example with menopausal hot flushes or indigestion.
Balance Method (as popularised by Dr Tan)
This style of acupuncture involves placing needles away from the area of pain. It’s very effective at treating acute/ severe pain as I don’t need to put needles into areas that are already highly sensitised. Typically this approach results in pain being much reduced or eliminated whilst the patient is on the couch, in the treatment room.
Motor Point/ Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point therapy involves searching for taught bands of muscle, responsible for pain and needling them to increase local blood circulation and reduce pain. Motor point therapy involves locating the area the motor nerve enters the muscle and stimulating it with a needle. This generally improves muscle function and reduces pain.
My other interests
I am a qualified yoga teacher, taking inspiration from BKS Iyengar. I am fortunate to have been taught by Godfrey Devereux, Sarah Wilde, Olivia Crooke and Atmananda Das. When I’m not working I spend alot of my free time outside enjoying the beautiful South wales coastline and hills. In particular I love to swim, run, surf and paddle board.
I have volunteered at the Old Mill Foundation for several years. My particular interest was in helping people suffering from cancer and assisting in reducing the side effects of treatment. Be that nausea, emotional distress, constipation, irregularities of the nervous system or musculo-skeletal issues.