Marian has been in practice since 1991. She is an experienced acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. A large part of her work is in the area of pre-conceptual care and pregnancy support and she treats children of all ages from babies upwards. Marian also works with patients with a wide range of other health problems including musculo-skeletal and painful conditions for which acupuncture is known to be effective.
Although Marian completed her initial training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, her further training in Japanese acupuncture systems enables her to offer a wide range of approaches to suit each person. Japanese acupuncture is both gentle and dynamic and is well tolerated even by those people who are nervous of needles.
Japanese acupuncture uses very fine needles. A hands on approach to treatment, allows Marian to monitor changes during the session and adjust the treatment accordingly. Some changes can also be experienced during the session. A versatile range of treatment options are tailored to the needs of the individual, focusing on the root cause of the presenting condition, both physical and emotional and the manifesting symptoms.
Shonishin acupuncture for babies and young children is a non-invasive technique that involves stimulating the meridians using stroking and light tapping with specialized acupuncture tools. Marian also teaches Shonishin techniques to parents so that they can reinforce the treatment at home.
After qualifying in the UK, Marian completed intensive clinical training in a teaching hospital in Nanjing, China. She completed further training in Japanese acupuncture in the UK, the Netherlands and in Japan. Having taught for over a decade as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, she currently teaches and organizes courses for practitioners in the UK and the Netherlands.
In addition to her private practice, Marian has worked for many years with the NHS in a GP practice. She has published numerous articles in acupuncture professional journals and has had her research published. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and an active member of ACT London (Acupuncture Childbirth Team). She is president of the UK branch of the Toyohari (Japanese Acupuncture) Association.
Marian is also an Accredited Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. Her accreditation comes through the AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques), the EFT professional body of which she is a member.
What to expect from treatment: At the first consultation, Marian will take a full history of your current and past health history. As part of the diagnosis, she will check your pulse and abdomen and look at your tongue. You will also receive an acupuncture treatment at this first session.