Michele Marsland MA, LicAc, MBAcC, DipCHM, RCHMAfter teaching children and young adults with special needs for 20 years, Michele decided to retrain as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, having developed an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine through personal experience of its benefits.
Michele studied acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading between 1996 and 1999, when she graduated as a Licentiate in Acupuncture. She subsequently studied Chinese herbal medicine, again at Reading. She first obtained a certificate in pre-prepared Chinese herbal formulae (patents) in 2000, and later a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2005, on completion of a three-year course.
Her post graduate training has since covered several topics, including the following:
- Auto-immune diseases
- Digestive disorders
- Muscular skeletal problems
Michele has a special interest in fertility, IVF, pregnancy and childbirth, and is a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (www.acupuncture-fertility.org) and of the Acupuncture for Childbirth Team Buckinghamshire.
She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council and of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, the UK regulatory bodies in the respective disciplines.
As a qualified practitioner in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, Michele can offer treatment based on either one or both disciplines, and designed either as an alternative to Western treatment, or to support and complement any Western treatment her patients may receive. In all cases, the choice of treatment objectives and method depends on the individual needs as well as the preferences of each patient.
Michele practices Qi Gong.