About Sian



I am graduate of the Collage of Integrated Chinese medicine in Reading, gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture, and receiving a Licentiate in Acupuncture, after a 4 year course in both Traditional Chinese medicine, which initially concentrates on signs and symptoms, and 5 Element Chinese medicine, which approaches healing from the emotional and spiritual aspect.


I discovered how effective acupuncture is for myself while working as an Occupational Therapist back in 1989. I was suffering terribly from the effects of hay fever, which was noticed by a colleague of mine who had trained in China as an acupuncturist before becoming a Physiotherapist. I was a true sceptic having been trained in the Western Medical model, and just couldn’t see how acupuncture could make any difference to my symptoms. However, I gave it a go and within a month I had no symptoms and surprisingly I also had more energy and just generally felt better. From then on I was intrigued.


I worked as a senior therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team in private physical rehabilitation hospitals treating patients with chronic pain, but became increasingly disillusioned by the way treatments were given to patients without them engaging with the practitioner. Also once the patients had gone home, there were no further facilities for treatments to continue.


I started looking for an holistic form of treatment that would help a person not only feel better but also actively engage with them to maintain and continue their good health for as long as they wanted. Through my own acupuncture treatments I could see that acupuncture offered so much more, especially for conditions that Western Medicine had difficulty in treating effectively, those conditions that had an ambiguous diagnosis and no apparent cause to be treated.


Since qualifying I have continued my education in Chinese Medicine, as it is a vast subject, and something I shall probably be learning about for the rest of my life! It is a form of medicine that has been used for over 2,000 years, and needs continual study to develop an informed practice. I therefore attend various CPD (continuous professional development) courses, and have also completed a postgraduate course in a relatively new aspect of acupuncture; facial rejuvenation. I also visited China in October 2013 to work and study.




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Email - sian@highview.acupuncture.co.uk


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