Joe Robson MBAcC
I am a Member of the British Acupuncture Council and have fourteen years of experience treating a wide range of conditions.
I have been practicing acupuncture since qualifying in 2001 at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. My initial training was in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) style acupuncture.
Over the years I have become more interested in Japanese forms of acupuncture and have studied a number of these extensively. They are extremely gentle, subtle and highly effective methods of treatment .
They include the following:
Kiiko Matsumoto style;
Meridian Therapy (in particular the Toyohari style),
Shonishin (childrens treatment - mainly without inserting needles)
Each of these styles has improved my knowledge and understanding in different ways giving me a wide range of techniques to choose from.
Members of the British Acupuncture Council are fully insured and bound by a rigorous code of ethics and practice. All members of this body have undergone extensive training in acupuncture and appropriate level of biomedical sciences.
I strongly believe in trying to get you better in as few treatments as possible. I like to be able to give you more power and control over your own condition, where appropriate, by showing self-acupressure techniques or suggesting appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes. Most people find this extremely helpful and are frequently amazed at the improvements that they themselves can achieve relatively simply.
I do not see acupuncture as an alternative medicine, rather it fills the gaps that many people fall into where they cannot be adequately treated with conventional medicine. If I think that you have a serious undiagnosed condition then I will recommend that you seek appropriate medical advice. Likewise, where acupuncture is not the best form of treatment for you then I will suggest alternatives.