Edward graduated from the Kingston University accredited, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree, in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Five Elements Acupuncture. He is a fully insured member of The British Acupuncture Council, who hold outstanding requirements regarding professional codes of conduct and continued professional development.
Since early childhood Edward has engaged a keen interest in Philosophy and the Arts of Energetic Medicine, with a special interest in Taoism, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. This interest led naturally to the study of Acupuncture as Edwards’s prime modality of health care.
Edward uses The Five Element Acupuncture system of medicine that has been practiced in China and surrounding areas for over five thousand years. It has been effectively employed for treating both constitutional and specific ailments by treating a person’s constitution.
Five Element Acupuncture observes that every organism and system, including ourselves, are made from the five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood. It is understood that all elements are found in everybody but each individual will have a predominant Constitutional Factor or CF, and by nourishing the CF the whole person can come back into balance, addressing mental, emotional and physical imbalances.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on the other hand focuses more on addressing symptomatic issues, to maintain good health and address specific problems.
What to expect during an acupuncturist appointment:
To experience a sustained positive outcome from acupuncture treatment, it is often (but not always) advisable to attend a course of ten separate sessions.
At the beginning of treatment, it may be advantageous to attend weekly visits, creating a good momentum for moving the Qi and facilitating change. Following this, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly treatments may be beneficial depending on the depth of the condition to be addressed.
An initial consultation usually lasts from one to two hours. During this time questions are asked to ascertain the main complaint, current state of overall health, full medical history and any family predispositions and in most cases, an initial treatment will be performed. Subsequent appointments last for 45 minutes, consisting of a brief consultation and follow-up treatment.
Initial Consultation and Treatment cost: £65.00
Follow-up Consultation and Treatment cost: £45.00