Acupuncture is a form of healing that’s been used for over 2,000 years to restore, promote and maintain good health.
It involves inserting very fine needles into specific points of the body, located and linked on channels or meridians that lie under the skin, where Qi, pronounced ‘chee’, the energy of the body, flows. It’s when these channels become blocked or deficient in Qi that ill health occurs in the mind and body.
After a detailed diagnosis, points are carefully chosen to disperse any blockages and create a balance of the Qi. This stimulates the body’s own healing response and restores the natural balance of mind and body. The more this balance is achieved, the better a person’s wellbeing.
Sian is a graduate of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, where she gained a bachelor of science in acupuncture. The four-year course taught both traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on physical symptoms, and five-element Chinese medicine, which approaches healing from an emotional and spiritual aspect.
Sian has completed a postgraduate course in facial rejuvenation and is trained in the therapy of cupping, which uses cups on the skin to move any stagnation. She also has training in moxibustion, which is the burning of the herb mugwort in the form of cones or rolls close to the skin.
In 2013, Sian travelled to China and studied at the University Teaching Hospital in Guang Zhou, developing her skills in all areas of Chinese medicine and treatment.
Before training as an acupuncturist, Sian was an occupational therapist, specialising in hand therapy, chronic pain and rehabilitation. She worked in both NHS and private rehabilitation hospitals for more than 12 years.
Sian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and works to its strict code of ethics, education, discipline and practice.
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