(Pre-qualification status)


What does pre-qualification status mean?

I am a pre-qualifying student practitioner with The Acupuncture Academy which means I have permission to practice under indirect supervision while I complete the final part of my course. 

I am fully insured, and all my treatment records are subject to scrutiny from my supervisor, who is fully qualified and a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

What will my supervisor do?

My supervisor is responsible for your care remotely and will have access to all treatment notes and plans, for every session. Occasionally they may visit during a treatment, but this would be with your permission and arranged with you before your appointment.

Why choose acupuncture?

Acupuncturists treat the whole person, not just a specific condition. This means every patient’s treatment plan will be different. 

Whether you’re looking to treat a specific symptom, or looking to acupuncture to maintain general wellbeing, many patients will return again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

What can I expect from treatment?

Before any treatment, I will take a full medical history so that I can create a plan tailored to you. My supervisor will always give feedback on this to ensure maximum effectiveness for you. 

Treatment involves using tiny acupuncture needles, and possibly the use of ‘moxibustion’ – but don’t worry. I will explain all that in your first consultation.

What does treatment feel like?

Many fear that it’s painful but in reality, the sensation reported is usually tingling or a dull ache. 

In some instances, you may need to inform your doctor that you’re planning treatment. However, you can be assured that as practitioners, we are trained to recognise any potentially serious underlying issues and will always refer you back to your GP if necessary. 

Please make sure you also bring a list of any current medication you take so that I can consider that in your consultation.

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