I decided to train as an acupuncturist after having treatment myself and being amazed by its effects. I found that acupuncture helped my original condition as well as profoundly improving my enjoyment of life. I decided I wanted to be able to provide the same positive health benefits for others.
I trained for 3½ years at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine where I achieved a BSc (Hons) in acupuncture. The training combined two styles of acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is the main style used in China today, and Five Element Acupuncture which focuses more on the emotions and treats constitutional strengths and weaknesses. Combining these styles enables me to provide a treatment appropriate for you as an individual, giving physical, mental and emotional balance.
A couple of years ago I spent time at the Acupuncture Institute of Anandanagar in West Bengal, a free clinic providing healthcare to one of the poorest rural communities in India. I saw patients with everything from chronic pain or infectious diseases to children with developmental problems caused by malnutrition. Working there affirmed the benefits that acupuncture can bring to people’s lives.
Positive health is more than just the absence of disease; it’s about feeling in control of your own life and well-being. For a positive treatment outcome I believe it is important that you choose an acupuncturist that you feel you can trust and connect with. You’re welcome to call or meet me for a chat to ask me any questions you may have before you decide to come for treatment.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council
The British Acupuncture Council is a registering body for professional acupuncturists. Their aim is to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. This is done by maintaining high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice. Acupuncturists registered with the British Acupuncture Council carry the letters MBAcC after their name.
All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances:
- BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
- compliance with current UK health and safety legislation
- full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
- expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
- regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners’ professional obligations to the public
- compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
- patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures
Eleanor Breen Acupuncture, Bristol