What’s my medical background?
I’ve been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in China, the Middle East and the UK for over 28 years and have had several members of the Bahrain Royal Family among my patients. I’m privileged to come from a famous family of doctors in China where my great grandfather worked for the imperial family and, that combined learning and the family medical books have been passed down the generations to me. After studying Chinese medicine at the prestigious Heilongjiang university for six years, I commenced my hospital training and was awarded my Doctor’s licence in 1994. Continuing my studies, I was awarded an international Doctor’s licence in 2016 by the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (NGO linked to the WHO).
I am now based in the UK and opened my Clinic in Marlow in 2016. I return to my professors in China every year to keep up to date with the new developments and practices in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
What are the most common symptoms that you treat?
Most of my patients come to me needing treatment for problems like lower back, shoulder and neck pain, being overweight, migraine, anxiety/stress or circulatory problems related to illnesses such as diabetes, gout or arthritis.
I also have a number of patients who suffer from rarer conditions such as Parkinson’s, Bell’s Palsy and Lyme Disease for example, or who are recovering from strokes - and of course these have longer treatment cycles.
Does it hurt?
As a rule, no, although some people are more sensitive than others and may initially have a little discomfort for a few seconds. But, the benefits that come from pain relief more than compensate for this!
What exactly is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has always been a core part of traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back over 3,000 years. Unlike so many so-called alternative remedies, it is now widely recognized by the mainstream medical profession as a valid complementary treatment to Western medicine.
It is based on the understanding of the flow of “Qi (Ch’i)” or energy around the human body and qualified practitioners use tiny needles on the body’s classical acupuncture points that affect, unblock and control this flow, enabling them to treat a wide range of symptoms relating to pain and illness.