Sharon Darby Acupuncture

About me. me in park

"Sharon is reassuringly calm and patient. She's an excellent listener." Mick

My background:
I have a PhD in microbiology and worked previously in the pharmaceutical industry. Disillusioned with industry and western science, and driven by a desire to help people directly and a growing interest in complementary medicine, I decided to re-train as an acupuncturist. I was drawn to Chinese Medicine because of the value it places on a person as an individual; it recognises we are all so different, and we shouldn’t be treated as just another statistic.

My qualifications:
I studied acupuncture for three and a half years at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. The degree course is validated by Kingston University and accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB). I graduated with First Class honours, and have been treating patients in Southend-on-Sea since August 2007. Since graduating, I have completed further training in the treatment of anxiety and depression, using acupuncture to complement IVF, and Shonishin, a gentle treatment for children.

My style of acupuncture:
I integrate the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

BAcC Membership:
As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), I'm bound by strict Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct. These codes ensure that patients are offered the highest standards of professional care during their treatment.

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