Kit Moran MBAcC
I have been working as an acupuncturist since 2005 after obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. This required 4 years study of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council.
I became interested in acupuncture following treatment for migraines which had had not responded to any Western Medical interventions but were significantly reduced in severity, duration and frequency with acupuncture.
Prior to qualifying as an acupuncturist I worked as a social worker and a social work manager in Social Care for many years. Over years of practise I realise that one the reasons that I became an acupuncturist was one of reasons that I became a social worker, that I wanted to help people improve the quality of their lives.
Acupuncture is an holistic therapy, unlike Western Medicine. There is no separation of emotional and physical well being. People are recognised as individual and complex beings whose sense of well-being is affected the combination of environmental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual factors. Although acupuncture cannot change environmental or social situations it can assist people to become more resilient, motivated and have more energy to deal with the external challenges they face. Although it cannot “cure” all physical illnesses it can help in the management of pain and other symptoms and significantly improve well-being and quality of life.
For the last 3 years I have worked at the Cavendish Centre which offers support to people suffering from cancer, their families and their carers. People using the centre have found acupuncture helpful in treating some of the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea, altered sensation in feet and hands, the emotional impact of their diagnosis and the impact on their families.
The written description of what acupuncture is about and how I practise always seems dry and boring, when in fact it is anything but …I am always wiling to talk to people about their conditions and treatment.
For me every person is a challenge because everyone is different .
10 of hundreds of things I love about acupuncture are: