I am a fully qualified and widely experienced five element acupuncturist who graduated from the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA). However, I began my studies in 2002 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) and so possess a broad background in other acupuncture traditions as well.
In addition, I receive continuous professional development (CPD) and completed a post-graduate excellence programme at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture (LIFEA - in association with the Kite Clinic).
I was also one of the practitioners who took part in the King''s Funded CACTUS study (Classical Acupuncture for Treating Unexplained Symptoms) with GP surgeries throughout London, run in conjunction with LIFEA and the University of Exeter.
My special interest is in stress and fertility related issues and I regularly carry out appointments in/around London and Tunbridge Wells. Furthermore, I work voluntarily for The Stress Project a registered mental health charity based in Islington, helping disadvantaged members of the community suffering from depression and stress related illnesses (see where?). Previously, I also worked voluntarily for an organisation providing support care for people living with terminal illness.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine involving the insertion of fine needles (acupuncture
needles) into the skin to harness ''Qi'' energy (pronounced Chee) considered to be our vital life-force.
The aim being, that stimulation of the body’s own natural healing system will then provide the best conditions
by which wellbeing can be restored.
Why Five Element?
Five element acupuncture is a more ancient form of Chinese Medicine based upon the elements of Nature
i.e. those of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. This also takes into account their interactions with each other and the philosophy that we are all made up of these same building ...