White Tara Acupuncture
Chinese and Five Element acupuncture
Acupuncturist working in the Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth and Purbeck area
Charlotte Couse BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC
I am an acupuncturist working in the Poole, Dorchester, 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 centuries-old system designed to treat the whole person (mind and body) and not just the syndrome. I am fully-insured and registered with the British Acupuncture Council, the largest acupuncture regulatory body in the UK and a member of the Professional Standards Authority. I am also licensed with Dorset council.
I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal issues as I have practised yoga for 25 years and taught for 10. I am trained in the Sivananda style (Senior Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours).
I have qualifications in wholistic and deep tissue massage from the Jing Advanced Massage Training in Brighton and Facial Enhancement Acupuncture.
I am committed to deepening my knowledge of Chinese Medicine and regularly attend CPD training.
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture
This technique involves the insertion of needles in acupoints plus small dermal needles in wrinkles, which stimulates the muscles and aids collagen production.
There are two types of cupping: moving and static. Moving increase blood and energy circulation in a general area and have a massage-like effect, while static cups are more site-specific.
I have a Level 3 Diploma in deep tissue and wholistic massage from Jing Advanced Massage in Brighton, the only institute in the UK which offers degree-level training in massage.
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