Lic. Ac, MBAcC
Amy graduated with a licentiate in acupuncture (Lic. Ac) from The Acupuncture Academy in 2016, which is equivalent to a three-year honours degree. Amy was awarded a Distinction for the Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture, as well as a commended for her clinical work.
Amy’s training was extensive and covered all aspects of Chinese medical and acupuncture theory, with a focus on the five element approach. This means that Amy will consider your main health problem, together with a holistic approach to you as an individual.
Amy is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and adheres to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional conduct. British Acupuncture Council members are also registered with the Professional Standards Authority which is a government body set up to regulate health and social care providers.
TCM acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world and practitioners use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been refined over thousands of years.
There are several forms of TCM acupuncture that exist; the form we offer at Durham Family Chiropractic is five-elements acupuncture. If you would like more information on this form of TCM acupuncture then please click here to be redirected to the British Acupuncture Council’s website.
There are many reasons why people choose to receive TCM acupuncture and according to the British Acupuncture Council, musculoskeletal pain is the most common problem that people present with. However, there is good evidence to support the use of TCM acupuncture for a much wider range of conditions, such as chronic pain, osteoarthritis, headache, migraine, respiratory and digestive problems, fertility, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, to name a few. For more information on the conditions that may respond well to TCM acupuncture as well as the research, please click here to be redirected to the British Acupuncture Council’s research digest.
The British Acupuncture Council also has a ‘Research Fact Sheet’, which is an A-Z list of common conditions that may benefit from TCM acupuncture and summaries of the research carried out to determine this. The ‘Fact Sheet’ can be accessed here.