Kim Kakebe – Acupuncturist

As a Traditional Acupuncturist I help people to counter the problems and imbalances that our busy lives can create.  Everyone handles stress differently; for some this may manifest as digestive issues or difficulty sleeping, for others it may be headaches, a sore back, high blood pressure or perhaps just that sense of feeling below par.

I believe health is more than the mere absence of disease and is also about the quality of life.  I want to help you realise your health goals so that you can feel in greater control of your life and help you to make the best of your current circumstances.

Traditional Acupuncture is more than just needles.  I make use of these techniques to help get you to where you want to be:

  • Tue Na massage – I have a particular interest in Chinese medical massage and have completed a year long course.  I really enjoy using this skill and believe it offers genuine benefits to those who receive it and for patients with a needle phobia – no needles!
  • Cupping – glass cups are used to create suction to increase circulation, clear congestion and get things moving.
  • Moxa – a herb that is burned to warm and strengthen.
  • Dietary and lifestyle advice are integral for long-term results.  Small changes can make a huge difference.  Ask me more!
  • Gua sha – a technique to bring blood to the surface of the skin and helps with a variety of problems; it treats problems with joints and muscles and is great for banishing colds.

I trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where I gained a BSc (Hons) degree studying Five-Element and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) styles of acupuncture.  I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and adhere fully to its Code of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.  I am licensed and fully insured.

I am originally from San Francisco and am privileged to have an international background that includes languages and publishing.  My experience in these areas means I understand the pressures of working to a deadline, the ups and downs of working as part of a team and finding your feet in new surroundings.

If you have any questions how acupuncture might benefit you please get in touch.  I am always happy to talk and answer your questions.

I work at Clifton Physiotherapy on a Tuesday and Thursday.

For more details or to make a booking please call either Liz or Sarah on 0117 970 6390.