PRACTITIONER | BIOGRAPHY
LLB (Hons) Dip Ac. Clin Ac (China)
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
My interest in East Asian medicine began when I was living in Japan and studying shiatsu. After returning to the UK I qualified in acupuncture in 1991. This was followed by further intensive clinical training in a teaching hospital in Nanjing, China. Since 1998, i have specialised in Japanese acupuncture systems, training in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan. I taught for many years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and as a guest lecturer at other acupuncture colleges in the UK. I am passionate about making Japanese acupuncture more widely available to practitioners and patients and organise and teach post-graduation courses in the UK and abroad.
My 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.
- Work in a multi-disciplinary clinic & my own private practice
- I have extensive experience of supporting couples who are trying to conceive and offer pregnancy support with particular emphasis on lifestyle and nutritional advice. I am a member of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT) and served on the Steering Committee for many years.
- I work with young babies & children, using a non-invasive style of Japanese acupuncture, called Shonishin.
I have published numerous articles on Japanese acupuncture and have undertaken research that has been published in professional journals. I have presented papers at the British Acupuncture Council’s Research Symposium & at the British Acupuncture Council conference.
For many years, Marian was the President of the Toyohari Association UK.