I am a fully qualified and experienced practitioner of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine based in the English Cotswolds.
I use various treatment strategies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxabustion, as well as Chinese and Japanese massage. Although I find acupuncture to be a particularly effective treatment for a variety of conditions, I am able to offer alternatives for nervous patients who cannot tolerate needles.
Oxford seminars runs seminars aimed primarily at postgraduate practitioners in all branches of herbal medicine. We deliver a practical approach to the treatment of many common conditions. The seminars are delivered by Michael McIntyre who includes, where appropriate, the use of herbs grown and used in the western herbal tradition.
To find out more about Oxford Seminars, the seminars themselves, venues and dates visit the Oxford Seminars website.
Since graduating with an honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2003, I have built up my own successful practice based at the Breakspeare Clinic in West Oxfordshire where I have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for nearly ten years.
My internship was spent at the Xi Yuan and Wang Jing Hospitals in Beijing, China where traditional Chinese medicine and conventional western medicine are tightly integrated; an approach that allows Chinese medical practioners to widen their view beyond the immediate symptoms being presented. This integrated holistic approach is a key element of my style of treatment.
On graduating, I worked alongside a number of eminent British based practioners including Michael McIntyre and Dr. Xiaoping Zhai, which allowed me to further develop my own approach to treating the types of conditions that many patients have found challenge conventional health services, particularly complex chronic conditions without a readily identifiable medical cause.
I write for a number of Japanese practitioner Journals and am co-founder of Oxford Seminars, an expert group that organizes seminars exploring the synergies between traditional western and Chinese approaches, particularly in the field of herbal medicine, and am a member of the Acupuncture for Fertility Network and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).
I mainly practice acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into acupuncture points in the skin. I draw on two acupuncture based methodologies. The first approach is based on practices developed in China over thousands of years that aim to correct the inbalances in the body that lead to disease, and the second is based on modern western methodogies often administered by physiotherapists in the control of pain.
Herbal medicine has been practiced for millenia and has modern scientific endorsement as an important source of active ingredients for many pharmaceuticals. My approach to herbal medicine is based on Chinese herbalism combined with elements of western herbal knowledge. I only use responsibly sourced plant materials, and do not use mineral or animal derived products.
I will often combine herbalism and acupuncture with other treatment strategies including cupping, moxabustion and various massage techniques. I may also provide dietary advice based on my knowledge and experience of how foods can affect different types of conditions.
During my 10 years in practice, I have treated patients with a variety of conditions using combinations of herbal medicine and acupuncture including:
I practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in West Oxfordshire at the Breakspeare Clinic, Milton Under Wychwood
To make an appointment, please contact the clinic as follows:
The Breakspeare Clinic
Milton under Wychwood
Tel.: 01993 830 913
Acupuncturist and Herbal Medicine Practitioner covering Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire within easy reach of Chpping Norton, Shipton under Wychwood, Milton under Wychwood, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Oxford, Cheltenham, Northleach, Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade-on-Thames, Caterton, Bampton, Witney, Charlbury, Eynsham, Long Hanborough, Woodstock, Kidlington, Yarnton, Cumnor.