Vanessa Gilbert BSc(Hons), LicAc, MBAcC

I chose to become an acupuncturist after having acupuncture myself for many years and benefitting from its healing properties. My family were growing up and it was time for me to explore a new path in my life.

I studied for four years at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (Kingston University) under some of the UK’s most influential and respected senior practitioners, obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture. The course integrates the two main styles of acupuncture practiced in the UK – Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The college is unique in teaching both styles. I also include tuina in my practice - Chinese tuina is a potent therapeutic massage system guided by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Continuing professional development is an important part of my practice and I continue to attend courses that enable me to deepen and broaden my acupuncture skills. . I am currently planning to enrol on a one year tuina diploma course, starting in October 2014.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). All members of the BAcC can offer the following assurances:

  • BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
  • Full insurance cover
  • Compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct.