I am from Australia where “good health and lifestyle” are paramount to happiness and success. I enjoy helping people feel their best by combining the immediate benefits of deep tissue massage with long-term effects of acupuncture.
Uniquely, I am one of the few practitioners in the world to combine these two effective treatments, so enjoy the benefits of acupuncture AND massage.
With a sporting background (that’s me surfing above), I understand the frustration of not being able to achieve all that you want to if you’re limited by pain or injuries. In addition, my post graduate qualifications (MSc) – a clinical trial investigating the benefits of acupuncture for drug addiction – focused on the importance of deep sleep and reducing anxiety. So helping people relax and feel awesome is what I do best.
Call me and we can discuss what is concerning you and decide whether treatment with acupuncture and massage is right for you… I am confident I can help you, or alternatively I have a network of other health professionals I can recommend.
Terms and Conditions of Treatment Service
I run a busy practice and my promise to you is that I will be on time. I expect punctuality and unfortunately cannot extend appointment times if you are late.
My Qualifications and promise to you:
I completed a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Traditional Chinese Medicine at Victoria University, Australia in 2000.
In 2001 I received a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice from Dalian Chinese Medicine Hospital, PR China.
In 2006 I graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Masters in Science (MSc) for research, a clinical trial at a Sydney Hospital, which centred on the use of acupuncture to treat anxiety and sleeping problems in patients recovering from addictions.
I am an accredited Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) and trainer of the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, having received specialist training in New York in 2007.
Experience and Board positions:
Prior to moving to the UK I was employed as a sessional lecturer, clinical supervisor and tutor at the University of Technology Sydney 2002 – 2006.
In addition to my clinical practice at the Light Centre Belgravia in London, I was a guest lecturer at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, in Reading UK (2010 – 2014).
I was employed by Balance Healthcare and The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM) from 2008 – 2010 to run education sessions, develop marketing strategies and offer business development support to practitioners in the UK and Europe.
During my time in the UK, I consulted frequently with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA-UK), running training sessions and developing educational resources.
I am an international Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider, and conduct monthly webinars with guest international acupuncture experts and make these available to the acupuncture profession world-wide. This means I am up to date with current research, best practice and acupuncture evidence-based medicine.
I am a Co-Founder and the former Vice President (2014 – 2016) of the Acupuncture Now Foundation, which aims to reduce the burden of disease world-wide by promoting the use of acupuncture and other traditional treatments.
I am on the Board of Directors for the Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC) a peak body organisation set up to support affordable and accessible acupuncture treatment, irrespective of income and social demographics.
I was the founding Director of The Acupuncture Network (2004 – 2012), an online professional discussion group.
Through these activities I am up to date with latest research and new developments that help to improve clinical outcomes. What this means for you is that I have access to a huge amount of information and global expertise, and pride myself on being up to date and at the leading edge of clinical excellence.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and use acupuncture and massage as a way to make people feel better and be better.
Contact me today to dicuss how I can help you 638 42 3575 or email info(AT)acudetox.org
- Alba De Filipe Osteopath Clinic Santa Eulalia Ibiza, Spain 2017 – current
- MedSpa, Marina Botafoch Ibiza Spain 2015 – current
- The Light Centre Belgravia London, 2009 – 2012 (maternity leave)
- Volunteer Acupuncture work in Argentina, Peru and Ecuador 2007 – 2008
- University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2001 – 2006
- Tamarama Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, Sydney Australia 2001 – 2004
- The Raymond Hader, Private Drug Rehabilitation clinic, Melbourne Australia 2000 – 2001
- Clinician, lecturer, clinical supervisor, researcher and webinar host
- Development of education programmes to suit a range of healthcare professionals including GPs, Pharmacists, Allied Health workers and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners
- Facilitation of workshops and networking events to maximise group participation, peer support, case discussion and small group learning
- New media skills and the development of interactive training resources including webinars, CD ROMs; podcasts; list servers and online discussion forums for the health industry
- Authoring articles and publications to suit a wide audience including the general public, other health professionals and policy makers
February 2011 Guest Editorial. Growing together: our passport for professional citizenship. The Acupuncturist. British Acupuncture Council Journal February 2011 Winter edition
February 2010 Electroacupuncture and TENS: Putting Theory into practice. Journal of Chinese Medicine. (2010) Issue 92 Feb
May 2009 Liver Damage from Chemical Dependence. London College of Traditional Acupuncture publication The Dragon’s Tale. London UK
August 2008 Understanding Chemical Dependence Module 1: Introduction. (2008) Published online with Rootdown.Us, USA
May 2008 Understanding Chemical Dependence Module 2: Common drugs. (2008) Published online with Rootdown.Us, USA
November 2007 The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: ‘Can Do’ for Young People Families. (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia
April 2007 The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: ‘Can Do’ for Veterans and Veterans Families (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia
November 2006 The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia
October 2006 An Examination of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to an Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Program- A Pilot Study (2006) Thesis publication submitted to the University of Technology Sydney, Australia
January 2006 Teams of Two Joint Learning Initiative Mental Health and Substance Use Comorbidity (2006) Alliance of NSW Divisions and NSW Department of Health, Australia
February 2005 Unravelling D&A: Drug and Alcohol Resources for General Practitioners and Community Pharmacists (2005) CD ROM. Funded by the AER Foundation, Australia
Summary of my qualifications:
• Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture
• Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice (PR China)
• Masters of Science (MSc) Research (University of Technology Sydney)
• Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist – Trainer accreditation (Lincoln Recovery, New York)
Phone me today to dicuss how I can help you 638 42 3575