Deborah is an experienced acupuncturist who finds great reward in helping people overcome illness and reach a vibrant level of health. She has had success using acupuncture to treat a range of conditions including digestive problems, IBS, gynaecological issues, fertility and IVF, musculoskeletal and joint conditions, lower back pain, auto-immune disorders, headaches, respiratory conditions, migraines, insomnia, menopausal issues, irregular menstrual cycles, tinnitus and allergies such as hay fever. A growing area of specialism is treating emotional disorders such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Deborah has a keen interest in helping women who are trying to conceive either naturally or through IVF treatment having undertaken a number of post-graduate training courses with stalwart teachers such as Debra Betts and Jill Glover. In addition to providing pregnancy support, including help with morning sickness, encouraging breech babies to turn and labour to commence, she is also trained to treat conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, unexplained miscarriage and menstrual issues.
Tailoring her treatment method from patient to patient she undertakes a full medical history including body diagnosis, reviews life style and diet, then combines this with her training in Stems & Branches, classical acupuncture and the more contemporary Five Element acupuncture theory for the best outcome. Treatments look to address the underlying constitution and all aspects of the individual, as well as the presenting signs and symptoms, in order to promote optimal wellbeing and limit reoccurrence. As well as frequently using moxibustion in her treatments she will also give nutritional advice within the parameters of Chinese Medicine.
Deborah’s practice has been strongly influenced by own her personal recovery, with the aid of acupuncture, from a serious sporting accident several years ago. As a fully qualified massage therapist, she also combines massage with acupuncture, where appropriate, to achieve the best results.
Qualifications and Memberships:
BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree by the University of Greenwich
Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) by the International College of Oriental Medicine
Member of BAcC, the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the London Acupuncture Childbirth Team (London ACT)