I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Sports Massage Therapist working in the seaside community of Scarborough. I have a passion and drive for helping people, and this has been at the forefront of my mindduring my own personal journey into developing ROOT Acupuncture. This passion for wanting to help people with their journey to optimal Health and Fitness led me on my own personal adventure to discover the best way I could provide this.
I have known, since I was about 4 years old, that one day I would help people. There was never an iota of doubt. What I meant then, which I know now, is that my life's aim was (and is) to improvepeople's quality of life. That belief has continued throughout my adult life. Now through sustained learning and development of Acupuncture and Nutrition, I have the innate ability to fulfil my dream. I embarked on my journey in 1997 when I studied Fitness and Nutrition in South Africa.
Kath initially qualified as a registered nurse in 1977. She subsequently worked as an Intensive Care nurse and Theatre Sister before becoming a Community District Nurse. In this role she became awareof the need for palliative care, which was just becoming recognised as a speciality in the field of medicine. She became interested in Acupuncture when working for a Hospice in Devon.
I offer a friendly and professional service, along with a thorough and detailed understanding of most conditions, from both a Western and Chinese Medicine perspective. Your treatment is individuallytailored, not only to alleviate your symptoms, but also to address the root cause, for a more effective result. I will support you throughout your journey back to better health, strengthen your reserves and improve your well-being.
Acupuncture, unlike Western Medicine, approaches healing by encouraging the body to heal itself. The whole body is treated not just the symptom of the condition. The body is encouraged to re-balanceand self-heal by altering energy flow in this safe, reliable system of medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is one of the oldest and continuously practised systems of medicine in the world. This unique medical system was developed through empirical observation by the Chineseover thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over centuries to give us a complex and detailed understanding of the body's energetic balance.
I practice Five Element Acupuncture, an ancient form of acupuncture originating from China. It relies on working together to understand the natural rhythms of the body which from time to time becomeunbalanced, causing illness, pain or emotional disturbances. Acupuncture is safe and gentle - you are treated by a degree educated practitioner who is registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and local Environmental Health authority. All needling is done under strict hygiene conditions.
Congratulations on taking the first step in getting your health to the place where you want it to be. The entire approach you'll experience at York Traditional Acupuncture is based on establishinglong-term trust and comfort. My goal is not to get you to start meditating, or following a strict or unusual diet. Rather my goal is simply to get you to the place where you have the vibrancy and energy to do the things you enjoy.
Established in 1988, the Northern College of Acupuncture is a registered educational charity. We offer a BSc and MSc in Acupuncture and an MSc in Nutritional Therapy. Each of these is a completetraining equipping you to become a confident and competent practitioner with the skills you need to run your own practice. On the BSc in Acupuncture applicants who do not already have a degree are usually eligible for student loans.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine developed in China over 3000 years ago. It is based on the concept of Qi (or chi) which is the essential energy that flows in our bodies through anenergetic network of channels called "meridians". When the Qi flows freely through the channels, we experience health and well-being. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, discomfort, pain and ill health will occur.