For the last 25 years I have worked as an Embryologist (making test tube babies!) which is where my interest in acupuncture first arose. I, like many of you had only ever experienced acupuncture from a physio or osteopath who put needles into my sore back or shoulder, so I couldn’t understand how acupuncture might be helpful in fertility treatment.
So early next year I’ll complete a 3 year, degree level Professional Licentiate in Traditional (Five Element) Acupuncture. My training has covered all aspects of Chinese medicine and acupuncture theory, as well as Cupping, Tui Na and Gua sha.
When I have any spare time I enjoy horse riding, skiing, fitness training, Karate, walking and cycling.
What is Five Element Acupuncture?
Five Element Acupuncture primarily focuses on treating the ‘Root’ cause of a person’s complaint(s), rather than the symptoms themselves (the ‘Branch’) to restore balance. This allows the body to let go or minimise symptoms, as well as addressing the wider issues that might affect general health and wellbeing. Meaning even ‘healthy’ people (in biomedical terms) can benefit because acupuncturist’s can use these patterns to plan preventative treatments, treatments to preserve health, improve sports performance or quality of life. In short an ancient form of healing for a modern world, helping you develop to your fullest potential in body, mind and spirit.
Over the last few years there has been a great deal of research into the efficacy of acupuncture and the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have compiled fact sheets which provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions ranging from Acne, Allergic Rhinitis, Anxiety and Fertility to Migraines, post-operative pain, PTSD, Sports Injury, Sleep issues and Vertigo and all things in-between, these can be found on their website www.acupuncture.org.uk ‘ask an expert’ section.
All treatments are individual to you (the patient) and involve taking a case history to understand your complaint(s), checking your pulse/tongue and conducting a physical exam as appropriate.
I am licensed by Wychavon District Council and hold full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover.
“Tracey ‘convinced’ me earlier this year that I should let her stick needles in me to sort out my terrible sinuses and hay fever of which I have suffered with for years – I was apprehensive to say the least, but having tried everything I was willing to give it a try even though I don’t like needles!
Fast forward 8 treatments and my sinus issues have become a thing of the past. I no longer use medicated sprays, antihistamines or any other potions to try and help with the constant irritation and inflammation I suffered with. I now go and see Tracey as a regular calendar appointment to help balance me, keep me firing on all cylinders and performing at my best.
Having felt the benefits of acupuncture first hand I can’t recommend Tracey enough – always professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thanks Trace!”
Jason – Personal Trainer Aged 29
Telephone: 07724044404 or 01386 45155