Wendy is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, and a member of The Toyohari Medical Association. This is a specialist form of Japanese acupuncture using highly sensitive fine needle techniques that are painless.
Wendy has been practising acupuncture for 11 years at The Centre for Complementary Health.
She originally studied acupuncture at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine at Reading, specialists in Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
One year later, she had her back pain treated by a colleague who had specialised with the Japanese, learning to use hair fine needles with immense skill. Wendy was inspired to follow in her footsteps. She then studied for a year at the European Branch of the Toyohari Medical Association in Holland, then went to Tokyo, Japan to work with the oldest masters in the association, who happen to be blind! This was her greatest honour. Their hands were so sensitive and skilled that it was rather like watching Rachmaninoff play the piano. Originally all members of the Toyohari Medical Association were blind. The members of this association have to continue to practice these needle handling skills to be reaccepted every year.
Wendy’s ambition is to be practicing acupuncture when she is eighty.
In her spare time Wendy loves to be on the water. She enjoys rowing and has a Kayak that she likes to use when the weather is not too cold.
Wendy also loves to read and to relax with a good film with family and friends. Preferably a thriller! She loves dogs, particularly the Chinese Chow with the blue tongue, that starts off looking like a bear cub and ends up looking like a lion. Her family kept these for years and one day she would like to rear another one.
Acupuncture is perhaps one of the most remarkable of our complimentary therapies, and it's wonderful that we should have such a gifted Acupuncturist at the Centre for Complimentary Health. Wendy has a quite extraordinary depth of knowledge, skill and experience in the science and art of acupuncture, and a most remarkable understanding of healing in the most gentle and effective way.
Somehow, she manages to accompany this expertise with an amazing sensitivity and lightness of touch and a lovely caring, down to earth manner. This engenders an immediate sense of confidence and feeling of well-being. But please don't tell too many people about Wendy - otherwise I may not be able to get an appointment :0) Terence Hadoke
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