BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC
I am an acupuncturist working in the Verwood, Weymouth and Purbeck area. I gained a BSc (Hons) and a licence to practise acupuncture (Lic Ac) from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (a three and a half year degree, including six months in clinic). I practise both traditional Chinese and Five Element acupuncture. The latter is a centuries-old system designed to treat the whole person (mind and body) and not just the syndrome.
I came to acupuncture after working as a journalist (primarily for the shipping industry) and as an English teacher. I am interested in health and Eastern philosophy and was looking for a career that combined the two; I was drawn to acupuncture as I have had treatments for over 20 years and found it to be effective.
I have a level 5 qualification in Advanced Clincial Massage from Jing Advanced Massage Training in Brighton. I am also currently studying for a 3-year diploma in Chinese herbal medicine at the White Crane Academy.
I have practised and taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years. I am trained in the Sivananda style of yoga (Senior Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours) and have also trained in Yin Yoga. My partner is a Tibetan refugee, and I have a strong interest in Tibetan culture. I called my practice White Tara after the Tibetan goddess of long life.