State of Grace

ACUPUNCTURE * CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE * STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

State of Grace

About Me

Personal Approach & Philosophy

2009_01110066Various techniques and approaches are at my disposal to develop a personalised treatment programme, specific to your symptoms and needs. My philosophy is grounded in the belief that the mind-body-spirit is interconnected and health is achieved through physical and energetic balance. My disciplines in acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Structural Integration and Bodywork allow me to help resolve problems on all these levels, providing an effective treatment for most complaints.

I offer acupuncture, a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture, Structural Integration, Integrative Bodywork, or a fused therapy of acupuncture and bodywork. This integrated approach greatly enhances the effectiveness of a treatment when addressing joint and muscle pain and injury, post-operative recovery, postural alignment, neurological, respiratory and digestive disorders, psychological/emotional health (stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression) and pre and post-natal health and recovery.

I am also able to fuse various techniques and tools of bodywork to fit my client’s situation, using Eastern styles to release blocked energy and Western techniques to free tissue and movement.

However, every client is actively involved in their treatment strategy and choice of modalities he/she is most comfortable using. My goal is to offer a complete assessment of your specific needs, formulate and agree a treatment plan with you and assist you in developing a greater awareness of your health and body to help you as quickly as possible. Where long-term treatment is advised, herbal medicine with fortnightly or monthly acupuncture sessions often provides the most cost-effective and powerful plan.

In all cases treatment will also include advice on one or more of the following: diet; lifestyle; movement awareness; remedial exercise and stretching; self acupressure; self moxibustion; breath-work; stress relief exercises and posture.

Go to my Qualifications & Experience

Areas of Special Interest

Musculoskeletal & pain conditions

Acupuncture and bodywork provides a versatile range of techniques for addressing pain
related conditions.

Pregnancy

I offer obstetric acupuncture, bodywork and herbal medicine for support through
pregnancy/pre-birth, labour and postpartum.

Emotional health & stress relief

Acupuncture, herbal medicine and bodywork can help to treat treat anxiety, depression,
panic attacks, insomnia and stress effectively.

Women’s Health, Gynaecology, Fertility & Pre-conception Support

Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer effective treatment of many gynaecological, menstrual and hormonal conditions from puberty to menopause.

Health Maintenance

Acupuncture, herbs and bodywork are seen as a luxury or a short-term necessity to help recover from illness, instead of a maintenance programme to help ensure good health. In addition, chronic problems can often be managed beautifully with monthly sessions long-term to prevent reoccurrence. You may want to consider incorporating regular or seasonal sessions to support abundant energy and balance.

Some of the Psychological & Physical Benefits of TCM & Bodywork

  • Improved mental health
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved memory
  • Greater emotional stability
  • Better concentration
  • Greater self-awareness and intuition
  • More grounded
  • More energy
  • Reduction of stress-related illnesses
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Faster recovery from injury
  • Reduced pain
  • Relieved pregnancy discomforts
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviation of headaches
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Improved digestive function
  • Improved joint and muscle function