We are very excited that Tom Hirons will be joining us as an acupuncturist from today. Tom will be taking over from Charlotte who has gone on maternity leave.
Tom used to work with us back when we started in 2012, and he went on to set up Source Point Community Acupuncture in Morton Hampstead.
We are very much looking forward to working with Tom over the next few months. Please join us in welcoming him, and you can read more about him here.
People’s Acupuncture Project, Exeter
Last month we were lucky to spend a weekend with other multi-bed acupuncturists like ourselves at the ACMAC conference. ACMAC (http://acmac.net/acu/) is a fantastic organisation that is both raising public awareness of this way of receiving acupuncture, as well as supporting all of us who are out there running affordable clinics.
Multibed acupuncture is still pretty new and unusual in the UK, but has really taken off in the last couple of years, with loads of practitioners wanting to make acupuncture more accessible and affordable for everyone. There are now 66 clinics registered with ACMAC. If you know someone in another part of the country who you feel would benefit, they can use the ACMAC map (http://acmac.net/acu/clinics) to find their nearest clinic.
ACMAC is a fantastic support for us. This is quite a different way of working than the one-to-one hour long sessions we are taught throughout our rigorous acupuncture training. To be able to provide treatments at the price we do we have to work with much tighter time constraints. ACMAC allows us to share knowledge and best-practice with others doing the same work, to learn new ways of ensuring we are giving you the best possible care and treatment within the multibed model. It was fabulous at the conference to meet like-minded people and learn from each other.
Here’s a photo of us at the conference learning great new auricular acupuncture techniques that we are already finding really useful in the clinic.
Everyone involved in ACMAC is really excited about bringing acupuncture to everyone. We know what a fabulous treatment acupuncture is and we want everyone to be able to benefit. So have a look on the website( http://acmac.net/acu/) and see if theres a multibed out there for your friends and family too…
Peoples Acupuncture Project, Exeter
Our opening day on 4 July was a great success. We were fully booked and had a fantastic energy and atmosphere in the room. After a lot of hard work we came away with big smiles on our faces and we are enormously excited about the future of the project.
Enormous thanks to Tom Hirons, an acupuncture student, who is kindly volunteering his time to the project. we couldn’t have done it without his help.
A little revolution in Exeter: Affordable community acupuncture