My style of acupuncture combines both the more intuitive Five Elements as well as the more rigorous TCM (eight principles) approach. Whether people consult me with kneepain, infertility, insomnia or depression, all symptoms are regarded as an imbalance of a person’s energy (chi). Traditional acupuncture affects the whole person, body and mind, and treatment is directed to relieving the cause of the patient’s problems rather than to palliate a symptom. Many of the patients I see suffer from stress related symptoms accompanied by personal, social and emotional conflicts in their lives.
What moves me to do this work is the ancient Chinese idea that at the heart of each individual there lies a vital force that longs to thrive and flourish. According to the laws of nature, it also needs to decline and let go. Our chi gets blocked and weakened when we resist this, resulting in physical illness and mental malaise. It is therefore vital to our health to maintain the smooth flow of chi.
My commitment to my patients in twofold: one is to help restore the proper flow of chi where it has become disturbed and the other is to support the natural unfoldment of chi as it travels through the different seasons of life, the highs and the lows, with it’s unique timing and expression in each person.
Over the last 32 years, I have seen countless individuals through troubled and meaningful times.
To this end my services include Traditional Acupuncture, Counselling and Psychotherapy. My practice is in a quiet and peaceful setting in Iffley Fields/Oxford which I share with my psychotherapist husband Rob Waygood.
I run Daoist seminars and workshops for professional and personal development in the UK and abroad.