Anna has been practicing Chinese Medicine for over a decade. She loves the Asian philosophies around Medicine and the use of Acupuncture needles to facilitate healing. Acupuncture can be used for a variety of diseases and disharmonies. Anna specialises in issues such as infertility, anxiety and musculoskeletal pain.
In my twenties I played Hockey Internationally and sustained a knee injury that lasted 3 years. During that time of rehabilitation, I sought the help of Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Reflexologists, Homeopaths, Chiropractors and many other conventional and complimentary therapists. Acupuncture was part of that journey and I was amazed with the progress I made whilst receiving it. That experience guided me towards learning Chinese Medicine. I now view the world in a completely different way because of the philosophies of the Asian culture.
I trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine which is located in central Reading. I chose to learn there because the building is full of character and always buzzing with life!
I qualified in 2008 and then went on a study trip to Guangzhou in China (a few hours north of Hong Kong). There I spent 3 weeks observing how the Chinese practise their medicine within a hospital environment. It was a fascinating trip and helped me to deepen my understanding of Chinese Medicine. I’ve now been practising Acupuncture for over a decade and feel I have a balanced view of what true healing is.
The politically correct answer is that I love all patients. In reality some are more challenging than others but actually that’s what makes the job so interesting. Everyone’s story is unique and in the end, we’re all just doing the best we can with what we know right now.
I try to use as few needles as possible. If the diagnosis and treatment is spot on, then I find little intervention is actually needed. Just understanding where people are, goes a long way.