I have always been interested in helping people, improving health, well-being and healing. Ironically for me whilst growing up I began to suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome. It was a very difficult thing to face as at the time there were no conventional treatments. Fortunately for me my doctor was very open minded and suggested alternative therapies. After many false starts, acupuncture entered my life and I never looked back.
Acupuncture made enormous improvements to my health and well-being and after a successful course of treatments, I was able to climb the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, something I never dreamt would be possible.
Such was my new-found enthusiasm and passion for acupuncture that I decided to study Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the University of Lincoln. I was very fortunate in that two of my tutors were world renowned experts from Beijing University. In 2011 I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree.
Lady Luck continued to smile upon me and I worked for 4 years on board luxury cruise ships treating people from all over the world. This was a fantastic experience and I loved my time at sea seeing the world, meeting people from different cultures but most importantly making a difference to their health and well-being.
Through my work I was also able to take long study breaks to Thailand and India to study healing, yoga and meditation which in turn has helped me adopt and refine my own unique style of acupuncture.
My personal experience with illness and healing has been my driving force and guiding light as a therapist. Every day I am constantly reminded of what remarkable beings we are. We are capable of great self-healing and that is the basis for my approach to complementary therapy – Support the body, mind and spirit to heal itself. Physician – heal thyself!
For me being an acupuncturist is not a job, it is a vocation and a dream come true.
I hope I can make a similar difference to your lives that was made to mine.