I’ve always had an interest in holistic health and looking after my body and mind. My practitioner journey started during the 1990s when a colleague at the time was leading a regular Reiki meet.
Then, when I moved to York in 1999 I trained in Swedish massage, Indian head massage and became a Reiki practitioner. I thoroughly enjoyed this training and still wanted more, I didn’t realise at the time but this was only the beginning.
In summer 2005 I hurt my back, I turned to acupuncture for help as I didn’t know what else to do. It worked as pain relief and improved my mobility, so much so my consultant couldn’t believe how well I was doing. Looking at the scan of my back I shouldn’t have been able to work and was told “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!”
I decided there and then I wanted to become an acupuncturist and help others in the same way I’d been helped.
I studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture where I gained distinctions in several subjects.
I was also fortunate enough to gain a place on the Tui Na Student to Master programme with the well regarded Errol Lynch.
I used my TCM knowledge and skills to support my wife during pregnancy and birth with great results for both our sons. This gave me insight into fertility, pregnancy, labour and postnatal support where I have studied further to support women and couples on their parenting journey.
I also know how demanding life can be that’s why its important to offer flexible appointments, often considered ‘out of hours’ appointments or to visit you at home if it suits you better.