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 set up my acupuncture practice.
Over my years in practice I have developed special interests in the treatment and management of pain conditions and fertility support. However, 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.
I am fully licensed and insured to practice acupuncture and related therapies and as a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) I adhere to their codes of conduct.
I practise various styles of Traditional Acupuncture including TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Classical, Tung & Balance Method. I am also trained in Western Medical Acupuncture where treatment focuses on musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain, dry needling and treating trigger & motor points. Integrating different acupuncture systems allows me to customise my treatments based on particular health conditions and individual patient treatment preferences. In this way I can offer you the best treatment for you, and help restore your health.
Since qualifying I regularly attend training courses to keep my knowledge and clinical skills current. Training has included Fertility Support, Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological conditions, Japanese Acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture for Pain Management, various Distal Acupuncture courses including Master Tung and Dr Tan Balance Method. I have also studied Myofascial-release and the Integration of Western and Eastern approaches to health.
I have 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.
Views on Health
I am passionate about helping my patients restore their health and wellbeing, and we work together to achieve this. My balanced and pragmatic approach to health acknowledges the benefits of combining allopathic and alternative medicine when required. I believe in the impact and importance of lifestyle and diet on maintaining health and wellbeing and I strongly believe people can influence and maximise their physical, mental and emotional health with their lifestyle choices.
Wider Development Interests
I have a keen interest in 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.
I spend 3 days of my week treating patients in clinic and 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.