“I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan university with a first class (hons) degree in Acupuncture. I also have a veterinary degree and previously worked both in small animal veterinary practice and further education teaching veterinary nursing.
After joining the practice at Lochthorn medical centre in 2014, I have continued my post graduate studies in different types of traditional acupuncture. Each type has its strengths and therefore I am able to base my treatment on whatever is most suitable for the individual.
Much of my work focuses on using auricular acupuncture for mental health issues such as PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder as well as stress and anxiety. This type of acupuncture involves using very fine needles in the ear. I studied advanced auricular acupuncture with Jim Chalmers, an expert in this field.
I am also trained in a specialist style of acupuncture (Master Tung) that is well recognised for use in acute and chronic pain conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, migraines and other conditions that cause pain.
I have experience of working in the NHS supporting patients with pain management and helping them to improve their quality of life.
Areas of special interest that I have are respiratory, digestive and urinary conditions, phantom limb pain and vertigo. The holistic approach of traditional acupuncture involves treating not only the symptoms but the root of the problem and I find it very rewarding to see many chronic conditions respond well to acupuncture.
For many years I have practiced meditation and find that relaxation techniques, good nutrition and exercise can help support acupuncture treatment.
Being an acupuncturist is very rewarding I love my work and always welcome people to our clinic.”