PRACTITIONER | BIOGRAPHY
LLB (Hons) Dip Ac. Clin Ac (China)
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Marian’s interest in Chinese medicine began when she was living in Japan and studying shiatsu. After returning to the UK she qualified from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991. This was followed by further intensive clinical training in a teaching hospital in Nanjing, China. Since 1998, she has specialised in a number of Japanese acupuncture systems, training in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan. Marian taught for many years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and taught as a guest lecturer at other acupuncture colleges in the UK. She organises and teaches courses in Japanese acupuncture both in the UK and the Netherlands at post-graduation level.
Marian’s clinical experience includes working for many years in a busy GP practice on the NHS, in organisations working with people with immune related conditions and drug and alcohol projects. She currently works from two practices in London. Marian has extensive experience of supporting couples who are trying to conceive and offers pregnancy support with particular emphasis on lifestyle and nutritional advice. She is a member of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT) and served on the Steering Committee for many years. She also works with children, using a non-invasive style of Japanese acupuncture, called Shonishin.
Marian has published numerous articles on Japanese acupuncture and on her own research and has written book reviews in acupuncture professional journals. She has presented papers at the British Acupuncture Council’s Research Symposium.
For many years, Marian was the President of the Toyohari Association UK.