Kim Kakebe

Kim Kakebe, BSc Hons, LicAc, Dip TN


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 feel in greater control of your health goals 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 flat tool is swept over the surface of the skin to release stagnation by boosting circulation 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 in 2008 studying Five-Element and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) styles of acupuncture.  I also volunteered for seven years as the acupuncturist at Terrance Higgins Trust in Bristol, treating patients with complex health issues.

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 reception 0117 970 6390.

Kim Kakebe

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