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.