A warm welcome to Traditional Chinese Medicine in Old Catton Norwich


 

There is a range of conditions which might benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), for details please visit the British Acupuncture Council fact sheets and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine  

 

Bo has been a TCM practitioner and a complementary medicine therapist for many years. She was born in China and trained in both China and the UK. Bo offers treatments in

 

• Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

• Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

 

Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art. It is based on traditional Chinese medicine theory which believes our health is governed by Chi, the vital energy force. Chi travels around the body through pathways called meridians. Very fine needles are inserted to regulate the flow of Chi. Acupuncture treatments aim to stimulate energy flow and to regain the natural homeostasis or harmony. Needles are only used once.

 

Acupuncture was recommended by the National Institution for Health and Care Excellence and the NHS 2016 for back pain and headache. Acupuncture may help or manage a range of conditions including

 

•  back pain

•  headache

•  neck pain

•  migraine

joint pain

dental pain

postoperative pain

chronic pain

• managing healthy pregnancy e.g. morning sickness and back pain

• management of some chronic conditions

 

For details, please see BAcC research fact sheets.

 

What to expect

A session usually lasts 50 minutes. High quality, thin disposable needles are used. Patients may or may not feel the insertion of needles but there is usually little or no sensation once they are in. Please ask Bo if you have any questions regarding your treatment.

 

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine has developed over a period of more than two thousand years. Many different substances taken from plants are used to treat various conditions and to tonify the body, strengthening the constitution. The TCM principles behind Chinese Herbal Medicine can also be applied to dietary advice; simple examples would be using ginger to warm the body or drinking Chinese honeysuckle tea to cool it.

 

Chinese herbs can be taken in various forms: tea made from dried herbs, powder or tincture. Herbs used in the UK are free from animal products & minerals. Qualified practitioners are bound by the codes and regulations of professional bodies such as the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).

 

Many conditions may benefit from CHM including

 

• Dermatological disorders (skin conditions)

• Infertility (often in conjunction with conventional medicine)

• Some gynaecological conditions

• Strengthening body constitution

• Management of chronic conditions e.g. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, some respiratory conditions

 

See  RCHM website for more detailed information:  http://www.rchm.co.uk/   

 

What to expect

On your initial visit, a full medical history will be taken and you can discuss your condition and concerns with Bo. Traditional diagnostic techniques include inspecting the tongue and Chinese pulse diagnosis.

 

 

 

Bo is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. BAcC is the UK’s leading regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture. Bo is also a member of the Register  of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) and a Senior Associate Member at the Royal Society of Medicine

 

She is a reviewer at Elsevier for the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, and working for Anxiety UK.

 

Bo runs a private practice in Old Catton, Norwich. Bo focuses on the holistic approach when she treats illnesses. Her special interests in: Pain relief, Fertility, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Digestive and Respiratory Conditions, Fatigue, Allergic Disorders, Vertigo, Supporting patients who suffer from cancer, Insomnia, Anxiety and Psychosomatic illnesses.

 

Qualifications:

M.Sc Chinese Herbal Medicine (Distinction in Advanced Clinical Practice): University of Westminster

B.Sc  (Hons) Acupuncture : University of Westminster

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinic and fee

 

Bo works in Old Catton, Norwich.

 

Acupuncture: £43 per session (50 minutes)

Chinese herbs: £43 for initial consultation (45 mins) + cost of herbs (roughly between £2 and £3 per day)

£35 for subsequent (20 mins) consultations + cost of herbs

£15 prescription fee + cost of herbs

 

Please note: A full fee will be charged if a cancellation is given less than 24 hours before your appointment.

 

 

 

Contacts              

 

T: 01603 484237                     

E: info@bomander.co.uk       

 

 

 

Links    

 

 

The European Journal of Integrative Medicine

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-intgrative-medicine/

Elsevier

https://www.elsevier.com/

Anxiety UK  

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

 

British Acupuncture Council

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/  

Register Chinese Herbal Medicine

http://www.rchm.co.uk/   

The Royal Society of Medicine      

https://www.rsm.ac.uk/  

 

University of Westminster

http://www.westminster.ac.uk/home    

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/