Over the years, I have had the privilege of studying with great masters such as Kiiko Matsumoto, Stephen Birch and Junko Ida, Sonia Moriceau Sensei, Daverick Leggett, the Filipino René Navarro and Giovanni Maciocia, one of the most respected practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the world.
My quest continues as I further develop my knowledge and depth of the Healing Arts through postgraduate seminars and active research on acupuncture for the treatment of paraesthesia in leprosy affected patients.
As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Guild of Complementary Practitioners and the Pan-European Federation of TCM Societies, I am bound by a strict code of conduct.
The India Connection
In 2010, while on a trip to India, I was deeply touched by the living conditions of some of the poorer communities. I found my calling to devote my work as a therapist to making health more accessible to the poor and underprivileged through acupuncture and other natural medicines.
In 2011 I went to volunteer with the NGO Barefoot Acupuncturists to the slums of Bombay and Tamil Nadu. Since then, in association with different NGOs, I continued to travel all over India to give courses on acupuncture for pain management.
In 2015 I began a pioneering work on acupuncture for the treatment of pain in patients affected by leprosy, that lead to 2016 publication of the Acupuncture manual for the treatment of the secondary effects of Hansen's Disease, edited by Líniazero. I traveled across India to different hospitals that specialised in the treatment of leprosy, to share and teach this technique and acupuncture protocols to medical staff.
I have travelled through the remotest parts of the country to share my knowledge and capacitate the Adivasi women, the poorest in India, on natural therapies. I have had the great privilege of learning about indigenous medicinal plants and the Adivasi way of life from the Boro and Garo tribes of Assam, the Bhil and Barela of Madhya Pradesh, the Santals of Jharkhand, and the Warli and Katkhari of Maharashtra, whom I will always carry in my heart.