Thursday 7 September 2006 11.22am
Hi there. I'm also an acupuncturist practising in SE1, on The Cut
, near Waterloo station, and my practice is appropriately clean. I like to think I'm 'good' too! Certainly I have lots of happy patients, see a selection of testimonials at:
I'm a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), see:
and I would definitely recommend to check that whoever you consult is a member of this or another suitable professional body. Members of the BAcC are 'traditional acupuncturists' who have generally done a full time acupuncture course lasting at least three years. They apply the full diagnostic and therapeutic framework of Chinese medicine in their treatments.
Members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society are conventional medical professionals who I believe (and this does seem consistent with their website) complete several days of formal training followed by a number of case studies, to learn to apply specific acupuncture techniques. I've definitely come across a number of people who have received good benefit from the use of acupuncture techniques in this way, so the choice between different types of practitioner is absolutely a matter of individual preference and what you're seeking from your treatment.
Meanwhile if you'd like someone closer to home, I go for treatment myself with Giles Davies, in East Dulwich, 020 8516 0769, who I'd highly recommend. His premises are quite aesthetic and soothing as well as nice and clean.
Whoever you see, I wish you best of luck and much-improved wellbeing! Acupuncture can often be quite life-changing.