The Practitioner
Naomi Nash BSc (Hons) MBAcC FEA

Training
I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture (affiliated to University of Central Lancashire) with a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture. I am insured and a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. To this end I must adhere to strict codes of conduct and comply with Environmental Health requirements. I have first aid training and am licensed under Calderdale Council.

 

In addition to TCM practices I also utilise western models of practice, such as segmental acupuncture and trigger point therapy when appropriate, depending on what is best for each individual patient. I have also trained in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture and am a member of the Cosmetic Acupuncture UK .

I am committed to refining and updating my skills with continued professional development and regularly attend courses and supervision with my peers. I also attend regional BAcC meetings and NCA Alumni Research Group that keeps me abreast with current issues and practices.

Journey to Acupuncture
Before undertaking a career in acupuncture I worked for the NHS at Calderdale Royal Hospital on a busy inpatient ward and dealt with outpatient clinics. I have also enjoyed working at a health and fitness club and a local law firm. I have always enjoyed working with people and have always been passionate about helping others.

I discovered the benefits of acupuncture myself as I was referred for treatment during pregnancy. I had always suffered quite badly with hayfever but I could not take my medication whilst pregnant. It is fair to say I had the common misconceptions about acupuncture that most people have, including thinking they used large needles and expecting the treatment to hurt. This was not the case! I was amazed at how effective the treatments were and how energised and relaxed I felt after each treatment. Acupuncture worked more effectively than any of the medications I had been given to try over the years. I also had acupuncture for successful induction of labour as opposed to drug treatments. From then on I was intrigued by acupuncture and the eastern philosophy behind it.

My Patients
In the clinic I welcome male and female patients of various ages with a wide spectrum of health matters from help to quit smoking to IBS. I enjoy this diversity and hold a passion for all aspects of what acupuncture can work with.

I have a particular interest in working with cancer patients, helping to manage the symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatment. This interest stemmed from personal experience when my own mother received chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Although each individual is affected differently, the symptoms and side effects experienced can be numerous and impact on quality of life considerably. There has been increasing positive evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture in managing these symptoms as a compliment to conventional medicine (please see Benefits ). I have taken time observing acupuncture practised with cancer patients at St James Hospital in Leeds by Access to Acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture Care Clinic mission statement: “Working with our patients we aim to listen and support, inform and treat each patient based on Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches. Together we aim for improved outcomes by achieving balance and enabling patients to take an active role in their own health and healing.”

 

Halifax Clinic:

178 Boothtown Road
Halifax
HX3 6TU

 

 

 

Sowerby Bridge clinic:

90 Wharf Street
Sowerby Bridge
HX6 2AF