Hello – my name is Cal.
I started having acupuncture in my mid 20s – and it had such a profound effect; on my condition, on my health and wellbeing, my emotions and my vitality – I knew it was something I had to pursue.
I am now a fully qualified acupuncturist, with a BSc Honours degree from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (affiliated with Kingston University). My practice integrates two styles of acupuncture – Five Element Acupuncture and Tradition Chinese Medicine. I am also an experienced, 500-hour advanced certified yoga teacher (registered with the Yoga Alliance), specialising in anatomy and yin yoga, a qualified yoga life coach and a Reiki practitioner.
I am a long term advocate of complementary medicine and believe it can help a wide range of conditions as well as general health and well-being. I strongly believe in the mind/body/spirit connection and I am particularly interested in how our emotions and thoughts can positively influence our health. I draw from the traditions of Acupuncture and Yoga and use a variety of techniques; needling, cupping, massage, guasha, moxa, movement and breath, always tailoring the treatment to suit my patient’s needs to restore health, vitality and well-being.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and am bound by their strict Codes of Safe Practice, Professional Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures. These codes ensure the that patients are offered the highest standards of professional care during their treatment. I am fully insured and complete a minimum of 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development per year to ensure I deepen and improve my skills and remain up to date.
For more details of my yoga teaching and trainings, please click through to yogaingbigsmoke.co.uk