“Chinese medicine is practical medicine. For every patient visit, I aim to make a noticeable difference to the patient’s symptoms, using all the strands of Chinese medicine I have at my disposal (acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork). I want us to be able to clearly assess how the treatment is improving their health.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are not mystical and esoteric; I always present and use them in a down-to-earth manner, as straightforward and effective modalities of treatment.
Whether it is a one-off treatment or we are working with complex, long-term health conditions, I want the patient to be satisfied that the treatments are genuinely working for them and bringing them back to a state of good health.”
A bit of background
Conny qualified with a BSc in acupuncture from the LCTA in 2006 and an MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster in 2015.
Between 2008 and 2011, she went on three study trips to Zhejiang Hospital of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China, where she saw Chinese medicine used in a common general hospital setting, and where she learnt Tuina from the local doctors.
In the U.K., she has worked at the Pain Clinic of the Royal Free Hospital, liaising with Dr Ordman and the medical team there.
More recently, she has completed all the London training programmes with Andrew Nugent-Head from the Association of Traditional Studies, and has been on four internships at their teaching clinic in Asheville, USA, learning more about the treatment of serious physical injury and internal illnesses using Chinese Medicine. Her write-up of her second trip was published in the RCHM Journal in 2017 and in a Swiss publication in 2018.
In 2018 Conny and Zarig joined Andrew Nugent-Head’s teaching team, assisting at his seminar programme in Zurich. They both teach CPD courses for acupuncturists in London, focussing on advanced clinical skills. Conny also runs weekly herb tasting sessions at Yi Dao Clinic for practitioners and students of Chinese herbal medicine.
In early 2020, Conny was appointed CEO of the RCHM. She is active in the promotion of Chinese medicine with the public and in supporting fellow practitioners to ensure a flourishing future for the profession.