About me

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 a fully qualified acupuncturist, with a BSc Honours degree from the 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. For me, the mind/body/spirit connection is integral to our well-being and I find it fascinating 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, to restore health, vitality and well-being.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which sets high standards for their treatment of patients.

For more details of my yoga teaching and trainings, please click through to yogaingbigsmoke.co.uk