Justine West is a degree-qualified Acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She offers treatment sessions in the community, multi-bed acupuncture clinic at The Wellbeing Centre on Mondays as well as offering private therapy sessions.
I became interested in acupuncture after I tried it to treat a chronic elbow issue after numerous attempts through conventional medicine proved to be ineffective. I was very pleased with the results and particularly liked the way it made me feel more relaxed and better able to cope with stress. I previously worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for fourteen years and understand the pressures and strains that a modern working life can bring.
I had previously assumed that acupuncture was only used for musculoskeletal problems so I was surprised when my other issues (chronic productive cough which was diagnosed as asthma and depleted energy levels) were rapidly resolved by the treatments. It was explained to me that acupuncture treats the whole person and tackles the underlying problem and not simply the symptoms. Acupuncture particularly interested me because it is also drug-free and has little side-effects (if they do occur they are mild and self-correcting).
I trained at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, qualifying with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I also hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Southampton. I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and follow their codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct. I am also compliant with current health and safety regulations.
Acupuncture (Multibed clinic Mon 4-8pm):
- Initial Consultation – £35 (1hour)
- Follow-up sessions – £20 – £35 (sliding scale) (40 mins)
- Multi-bed acupuncture is a relatively new movement that aims to make acupuncture accessible to more people. By offering treatments for only £15 for a 40 minute session, this enables people who could otherwise not afford regular acupuncture to experience what it can offer. It is also ideal for people who would benefit from weekly treatments.
Telephone: 07414 231235