BA Hons Lic.ac MBAcC
Claire is a qualified acupuncturist practicing various styles of Traditional Acupuncture in a home clinic based in Blaby, Leicester. With experience treating conditions such as anxiety, menopausal symptoms, migraines and headaches, pain, rhinitis, back pain, sciatica, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, neck pain, shoulder pain, gout, insomnia, IBS, arthritis, knee pain and facial rejuvenation.
Claire graduated in 2012 with a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in Traditional Acupuncture awarded by Oxford Brooks University. Claire was awarded her license to practice acupuncture in 2011 by the College of Traditional Acupuncture, in Hatton, where she studied acupuncture full-time for 3 years. The College of Traditional acupuncture was the oldest college in Europe until its closure in 2012 and was accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).
Claire’s personal experience of suffering with anxiety, lead her to seek treatment from many modalities until finally finding relief in acupuncture. This experience initiated the beginning of Claire’s studies in 2009, and then further training in the use of acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety. Claire has additional training in the specialism of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture by renowned cosmetic acupuncture authors Radha Thambirajah (completed in 2011) and Paul Adkins (completed in 2018).
Education & Certificates
B.A.Hons, Claire was awarded a first class degree in Traditional Acupuncture by Oxford Brooks University.
Lic.Ac, Licensed Acupuncturist completing 3 years of full time study at the College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA) Hatton. The oldest college in Europe until its closure in 2012.
FEA, Facial enhance® Acupuncture practitioner Claire has compleated additional training in the specialism of Cosmetic/ Facial Rejuvination.
Gua Sha Certification 58 hours of theory and practical with Dr Arya Neilson, considered to be the western authority on gua sha.
Blaby District Council Registration of practice by local authority
MASCED Accreditation The Masced acceditation programme has been developed by national melanoma and skin cancer charity, SKCIN. The Objective of the Scheme is to significantly raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and to promote early signs and symptoms of melanoma, to improve prognosis and save lives.
Additional Continuing professional development (CPD) Most of my CPD has a focus of deepening my understanding of traditional acupuncture and training in different classical styles with the ambition of growing tools in my toolkit and improving diagnostics, methodology and ultimately results. In addition to undertaking a life long study in traditional acupuncture, I have completed further training in treating pain, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD and addiction (please note, I am currently unable to offer acupuncture for addiction due to the need for daily sessions.)
MBAcC Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), The leading body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK, ensuring a very high level of training, excellent standards of professionalism, safety and a minimum requirement of 30hours continuing professional development per annum. The BAcC was one of the first organisations to become a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register.