About Me

I became interested in oriental medicine in Japan where I had my first acupuncture treatment and later started my training at the Tokyo Branch of the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I continued my acupuncture studies in England and qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture in 1999 and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2002.

I specialize in women’s health, fertility for women and men, and pregnancy & childbirth. Since qualifying, I have done a variety of post-graduate training for gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy with, amongst others, Zita West, Jani White and Giovanni Maciocia.

I am one of the founding members of ACT Herts. Acupuncture for Childbirth Teams (ACT) are dedicated groups of acupuncturists who support couples throughout all aspects of pregnancy, obstetric and fertility care. We maintain high standards through on-going training in these fields, along with regular meetings to collectively share our experience and discuss good practice, and we believe in informed choice, safe practice and supportive care.

I also have a special interest in supportive treatment for people dealing with bereavement. Bereavement experienced by parents is a subject close to my heart because of my experience of losing my child in late pregnancy. Sands, the UK’s Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity support anyone affected by the death of a baby and promote research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.