Deb qualified in 2003 from College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, one of the few establishments that teaches Five Element and TCM acupuncture.
Deb enjoys working with teenagers to elders and during her time as an Acupuncturist she has seen people with a variety health related issues including Digestive problems ; Sleep Issues, ME, tiredness ; Urinary problems: Back pain and sciaticia ; Headaches; Hayfever and Asthma; Sinusitis; Arthritis and more.
Deb has completed acupuncture postgraduate studies in Mental Health, and Mens Health, and is currently doing further training in Acupuncture and Ageing. She set up an ear acupuncture clinic for The Big Issue vendors to help with addiction issues.
She is a member of her professional body, the British Acupuncture Council.
FERTILITY and PREGNANCY
Deb works with women and men who are trying to conceive naturally and with those using assisted fertility treatments ( IUI, IVF, ICSI, GIFT ). If women are pregnant, she can continue to work with couples to support the ongoing pregnancy and issues related like morning sickness , backache, oedema, urinary problems and constipation. Many women find that keeping themselves relaxed throughout the pregnancy can help facilitate a happy pregnancy and a positive birthing experience. Acupuncture can be used to stimulate the arrival of the baby once the due date has arrived.
Deb wants women to feel well and positive at each stage of life, from menarche to menopause and beyond. She works with women that experience a variety of problems, such as painful periods, PMT, ovulation pain, irregular periods, scanty or heavy periods, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, post birth problems and menopausal symptoms.
MENTAL and EMOTIONAL HEALTH
With her first degree in Psychology, Deb has a particular interest in a persons’ emotional and mental wellbeing, which she feels is essential to physical good health . Whilst addressing difficult situations and stresses in a persons life, and with a special interest in anxiety and panic attacks, she also looks at key emotions that people face thought their life times such as grief, fear, sadness, shame, anger and guilt. Her training in Five Element Acupuncture looks at the constitutional type of a person and identifies the essential organs, emotions and issues that are most likely to get out of balance in a person. By addressing these components with needles, and supporting the person with their Element, many find they feel a deeper sense of emotional wellness.
ACUPUNCTURE and AGEING
Many use Acupuncture to focus on keeping a person’s mind positive and their body as mobile, productive and pain free as possible thought life and in to older age. Many people find that Acupuncture can help stimulate the body’s immune system and clients experience ease with long standing issues such as arthritis and back pain. Clients have felt an improvement with how well they sleep and in their overall energy. Evidence suggest that Acupuncture can be effective and ease some of the symptoms caused by treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Al completed 4 years training in acupuncture, qualifying in 2003. He studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, and International College of Oriental Medicine, East Grinstead. He is married to Deb, who he met at College.
Al was the acupuncturist to NHS, Social Services and Education Department employees in Swindon, and at the Terence Higgins’s Trust in Bristol. As well as working at the Parker Clinic, he also practices at the Centre for Whole Health in Bedminster. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), which carries with it strict codes of ethics and professional conduct. In addition, Al is also a qualified Social Worker, experienced in Mental Health Work.
Drawing on his mental health experience, Al has a special interest in helping people suffering from tension and inability to relax.
A first consultation lasts one and a half hours and includes taking a confidential, full medical history followed by a treatment. Needles are usually left in for up to 20 minutes. Subsequent treatments are an hour long. Dietary and lifestlyle advise is given where appropriate.
Deb and Al adhere to the strict health and safety codes of her professional body. Disposable needles are used.
For free 20-30 minute telephone consultation
0117 963 9813
- Initial one and a half hour consultation and treatment £48
- Subsequent one hour treatments £38
- Deb is a members of the BAcC and so many private health insurers are happy to cover costs . Please check with your insurance company.
- 24 hours notice must be given If you wish to cancel so that we have enough time to offer it to someone else, or a cancellation fee will be incurred.