About Lucy’s training & experience
My initial training is in Traditional Acupuncture. I studied for 3 years at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. I graduated in 2008 and went on to complete my MSc. thesis in Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of Eating Disorders. I moved to Inverness in 2008 and established Lucy Clarke Acupuncture.
Over 12 years in practice I have developed special interests in the treatment and management of pain conditions and fertility support. My broad training allows me to treat a variety of conditions both acute and chronic. To find out more how I can help you restore your health get in touch. I am always happy to chat about what’s going on for you.
Lucy’s professional development
I’m fully licensed and insured to practice acupuncture and related therapies. I am a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and adhere to their codes of conduct.
In clinic I practise integrated styles of Acupuncture. These include TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Classical, Master Tung & Balance Method. I am also trained in Western Medical Acupuncture where the focus of treatment is on musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain, dry needling and treating trigger & motor points.
I regularly attend CPD training courses to keep my knowledge and clinical skills current. This ensures Lucy Clarke Acupuncture complies with all the regulations from my professional bodies. During 2020, I completed a Diploma in Advanced Fertility Acupuncture with Naava Carman. This in-depth course covers essential theory and clinical skills to further support all aspects of fertility, female health and dysfunction and Assisted Reproductive Techniques.
I am currently studying Integrated Functional Nutrition with the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition, validated by University of Portsmouth. After qualifying, I will integrate functional nutrition into my existing practice to maximise my treatments for fertility, pregnancy and supporting chronic health conditions.
Lucy’s views on health
Helping patients improve health and wellbeing is important to me. I take a balanced and pragmatic approach to health and acknowledge the benefits of combining allopathic and complementary medicine. I believe in the impact and importance of lifestyle and diet in maintaining health and wellbeing and strongly believe people can influence and maximise their physical, mental and emotional health with their lifestyle choices.
Lucy’s wider interests
Key interests include deepening my understanding and practice of Classical Chinese Acupuncture as taught by Jeffery Yuan and Ann Cecil Sterman. This involves ancient, less well-known or practiced Acupuncture theories to heal the human body. Classical theory utilises the complete 64 Compliment channel system and is not restricted to the more commonly practiced 12 Primary channels only.
My time in clinic is now blended between treating patients in person and online. I spend the remainder of my time volunteering for the Scottish HSCT Network (SHN). I founded the SHN in 2018 to help raise awareness and advance HSCT (Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant) for people living with MS in Scotland after my own successful HSCT treatment in Moscow in 2015.