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I am a registered medical doctor who specialises in acupuncture. I hold a medical degree and PhD from University College London and an MSc in Western Medical Acupuncture, which is a contemporary adaptation of traditional acupuncture based on our current knowledge of anatomy and neurophysiology. I completed my postgraduate clinical training in acupuncture at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine am fully accredited by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). I am currently an elected member of they BMAS council and professional services committee and chair the education committee. I regularly teach Western-style acupuncture techniques to regulated healthcare professionals and am Editor-in-Chief of the international acupuncture journal Acupuncture in Medicine (published by the BMJ).
Areas of interest
Low back pain; Migraine; Tension-type headache; Osteoarthritis; Musculoskeletal pain; Functional disorders; Neuropathy; Irritable bowel syndrome; Overactive bladder syndrome; Chemotherapy side-effect management; Chronic pelvic pain; Dysmenorrhoea; Women's health; Obstetrics; Gynaecology; Pregnancy; Reproductive health; Subfertility; Infertility; Assisted reproduction; In vitro fertilisation; Andrology; Premenstrual syndrome; Menopausal symptoms; Polycystic ovarian syndrome; Menstrual disorders; Morning sickness; Hyperemesis gravidarum; Pelvic girdle pain; Symphysis pubis dysfunction; Breech presentation; Induction of labour; Cervical ripening; Birth preparation
I have basic science and clinical research interests in the potential role of electroacupuncture in fetal growth disorders secondary to uteroplacental insufficiency and gestational diabetes.
3B Scientific Young Investigator Award 2014 - International Council for Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART)
- MBBS University College London 2004
- DipMedAc British Medical Acupuncture Society 2013
- MSc University of Hertfordshire 2013
- PhD University College London 2013
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Editor-in-Chief of "Acupuncture in Medicine" BMJ 2015
- Director, Trustee and Course Leader British Medical Acupuncture Society 2015
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Society for Acupuncture Research
British Medical Acupuncture Society
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
International Council for Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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