I trained as a social scientist with a PhD from the London School of Economics before discovering my interest in Acupuncture and Naturopathy.
Having received many Acupuncture treatments and found great benefit, I naturally developed an interest in exploring this healing art. I realised I’d like to do something else for a living than academic work – something that involved my heart and that people could benefit from in a tangible way.
CNM was recommended by a friend who had studied there and was very happy with her experience. I was particularly attracted by CNM’s emphasis on providing hands-on training in Acupuncture; every student has to complete 400 clinical hours prior to graduating. Having studied many years for my PhD, I couldn’t see myself doing another theory-heavy degree most other institutions offer. What I best loved about my CNM course was the wealth of lecturers’ experience and the diversity of approaches to Acupuncture they bring to the course. This gave me many ideas about the kind of practitioner I’d like to become, as well as how I’d want to continue to develop professionally post-graduation.
I was particularly attracted by CNM’s emphasis on providing hands-on training in Acupuncture; every student has to complete 400 clinical hours prior to graduating.
I now see clients at my clinic in Peckham, South East London. I am also one of the lecturers at CNM, teaching the TCM module on the Naturopathy Study course and supervising final year students at CNM’s Student Acupuncture Clinics open to the public.
As every experienced Acupuncturist will tell you, growing into a healthcare practitioner is inseparable from one’s own healing journey; otherwise how could I offer guidance to my students and clients and spark their confidence in getting better?
I am much more aware of the many aspects of health than ever before, and I enjoy sharing my understanding with others.
CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) is the UK’s leading training provider in a range of natural therapies, including Diploma Courses in Naturopathic Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef, all based on the naturopathic approach. Colleges across the UK and Ireland.
The CNM Study Guide gives the exact sequence of what to study. Exams and assignments test your knowledge. CNM’s comprehensive study material (handouts and filmed lectures) are regularly updated and available 24/7 on CNM’s student portal.
REAL CLIENT CLINICS
Clinics in years 2 and 3 run alongside the online training. This gives students the opportunity to put newly acquired knowledge into practice. All clinics are supervised by experienced practitioners. You will initially observe case takings of real clients and take cases yourself towards the end.
Online students are supported by regular tutorials throughout the course. Additional webinars deepen the acquired knowledge and provide up to date developments of the nutrition profession.