I have been practising acupuncture for nearly 20 years. As well a running a clinic in Oxford, I am both a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (www.cicm.org.uk) which is the biggest acupuncture training centre in Europe.
I have treated both adults and children and whilst the benefits of acupuncture for adults are well-known and well-documented, fewer people are aware of how it can benefit children.
I decided that I wanted more children to experience the benefits of acupuncture, and so decided to set up The Panda Clinic. I have to admit to having another motivation - I love being around children and derive great satisfaction when I see children recover from ill health.
I teach paediatric acupuncture at post under-graduate and post-graduate level. I am the author of a text book - Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers, published by Singing Dragon in 2018.
I am mother to 2 school-age children. As well as being an experienced acupuncturist, as a parent I have a good understanding of the stress and anxiety that an ill child can induce.