Francois has been practicing Acupuncture for over 30 years in Cambridge, Guildford and London. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in Acupuncture from The International College of Oriental Medicine,UK. This was followed by Post Graduate studies in London with the Journal of Chinese Medicine. In 1986 he travelled to China to attend an intensive Post Graduate Clinical Acupuncture Course at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The centre provides a calm, accessible place for people to talk in confidence and receive treatment from experienced practitioners. We are committed to treating each person as a unique individual andwork with respect and compassion. Our aim is to facilitate a return to health and balance and to encourage the realisation of a person's full potential.
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain andillness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium.
The Cambridge Chinese Medicine clinic is situated on the back of 452 Milton Road, in a peaceful and quite area. The clinic setting has its own character, full of tradition and culture. Chinesepaintings, calligraphy and Chinese art are displayed in the waiting area; the decoration and settings of three consultation treatment rooms have reached a high standard which has been appraised by our patients. The clinic has passed the health and safety check and inspection by the Cambridge City Council.
Using TCM theory, David will formulate a personalised and individual prescription of either traditional chinese acupuncture points or a medicinal herbs formula to re-establish balance and so health.The aim is to regulate the meridians or channels of the body by unblocking the stagnation of Qi (energy), and to free the energy to circulate around the body.
Ash Croft Veterinary Surgery was established in 1985, by Laura Wood and Simon Shore, with a vision to provide local, affordable care for domestic animals. The practice has grown over the years and nowcomprises 6 Vets, 4 Nurses and 5 Support staff. Our main surgery is located in Hardwick, just 7 miles west of Cambridge, we are open 7 days a week with Emergency On Call services provided by Vet 24 in Milton and Whittlesford, for when we are closed.
The 8 Immortals of Chinese Legend are symbols of good luck and important figures within Daoist mythology. They were not gods but ordinary people who had gained immortality by living exemplary lives.Their Immortality gave them superhuman powers and they had many adventures in their mission to banish evil from the world.
I first became interested in Acupuncture in 1967 when a friend of the family, who was one of the pioneers of Acupuncture in this country, came to visit. His name was Robert Butterworth and he becamemy mentor. It was he who encouraged me to train as an Acupuncturist when a suitable course was developed in the mid-1970s. I am registered with the British Acupuncture Council and have worked in professional practice as an acupuncturist for more than 30 years.