In 2004, I started my foundational training in acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). 1 then proceeded to update my training and gained my Basic Safety and Competence Award in 2008.
In 2008-9, my N.H.S practice won awards from The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health and from the N.H.S Alliance for the use of acupuncture for chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis. I am registered , with the Hertfordshire PCT, as a 'GP with special interest' in acupuncture.
In 2012, I gained my Postgraduate Diploma in Western Medical Acupuncture (Univ of Hertfordshire) which gave me full accreditation with the BMAS.
I am on the insurance panel PPP/AXA for Acupuncture.
I worked at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine for over twelve years in the general medical, children's clinics and now the rheumatology / musculoskeletal department
Patients have found acupuncture to be useful for many conditions such as for Migraine. Chronic headaches, neck and back pain osteoarthritis, soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, some chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Patients have found it useful too with sinusitis and hay fever