Treatment(s): Acupuncture; Chinese Tuina Massage
Availability: Tuesday and Friday afternoons
Prices: Initial consultation and treatment: £40-60 (90 mins), follow-up treatments £35-45 (45mins)
Tom began his training in acupuncture and tuina massage in 2004, embarking on a 3 year full-time degree course at the University of Westminster. During his training, he treated people with various conditions in the University of Westminster Polyclinic, and the NHS Gateway clinic in Clapham. He now enjoys treating a wide variety of patients and conditions, and regularly attends training courses to further his knowledge and skill. These have included acupuncture for pregnancy and childbirth; traditional pulse diagnosis; treating physical pain and many more. In recent years, Tom has been studying advanced Classical acupuncture and bodywork techniques with the Association of Traditional Studies.
Tom and his wife Kate - both ex-BBC employees - also produce videos and multi-media projects, mainly relating to acupuncture. Examples include the popular Manual of Acupuncture software - a training aid for acupuncture students - and the Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD, which Tom co-presents with Debra Betts.
Tom runs private and low-cost 'multi-bed' acupuncture sessions from the Natural Health Clinic, and is a fully qualified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).