Postgraduate – Continuing Professional Development Trainings
- Advanced massage training
- Trigger point acupuncture for muscular-skeletal complaints such as neck pain, shoulder and back problems
- Acupuncture for chronic pain
- Supervision and mentoring
- Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine in gynaecology, pregnancy care and for infertility
- Acupuncture for women having assisted conception treatments such as IVF
- Acupuncture and positive self-care for headaches and migraines, anxiety and stress
- Trauma-informed gentle fascial release
Getting To Know Jackie
I studied traditional acupuncture for three years at the eminent College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and I have been in practice in Bristol and North Somerset since 1999.
I have done further training in Trigger Point Acupuncture and other types of Western, evidence based acupuncture specifically for Chronic Pain and muscular skeletal problems, under the guidance of expert NHS acupuncture pain consultant, Mr Adrain Lyster.
I continue to develop advanced practitioner skills through regular group supervision, training courses and self-directed study.
Expertise with headaches and migraines
I experienced severe and overwhelming headaches after a car accident in my late twenties in which I sustained a fractured skull. I went through a slow and steady process of recovery in which I truly discovered the power of Acupuncture and QiGong and other complementary therapies for which I shall always be grateful.
Some years later, after having two children, I began suffering from migraines. This inspired me to focus on learning about migraines and headaches and how to best work with them with acupuncture. Over 20 years this area of personal special interest has developed into expertise.
Trauma-informed acupuncture and bodywork
I find that traditional acupuncture can help to gently release trauma* that is stored in the body and I have undergone further training in fascial release to support this type of work.
Sometimes we are aware of our trauma, and other times it is hidden in our bodies and beneath our conscious awareness. This means that when working with the body we need to take special care concerning conscious and unconscious boundaries and be aware of the ways in which trauma, or the residue from trauma, may be felt.
* I mean by ‘trauma’, physical and emotional incidents beyond our control, which may have overwhelmed us at a time in the past, and which we were not able to process at the time nor soon after.
Lifestyle, diet, exercise, self-care
As an acupuncturist I was trained to give lifestyle and dietary advice, according to the principles of Chinese Medicine.
However I believe that most people who come for treatment really know deep in themselves what they need. So I aim to bring focus for successful change by asking questions and seeking clarity, rather than simply giving advice. In this way clients often bring about positive changes in lifestyle that further support them.
I look forward to hearing from you and I am happy to spend time answering any questions about treatment you may have. Please ring, text or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Contact…