Sandra Bird BSc (Hons), MATCM
I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture at the University of Lincoln, graduating with a BSc (Hons). I felt compelled to study TCM having experienced a dramatic improvement in my own health with acupuncture treatment which resulted in avoiding the need for major surgery. I was so impressed that I wanted to ‘Pay it Forward’ and signed up for the course! If you like to listen to long stories, ask me about that.
I started my working life in the research oriented world of Libraries and Information and view my acupuncture practice as the perfect balance of paying attention to the smallest detail with the freedom to go with the intuitive flow.
I love helping people resolve their health issues with acupuncture, but I’m also keen to use Traditional Chinese Medicine to help them preserve their health so as to avoid problems developing in the first place. I run regular workshops, teaching acupressure and other TCM techniques that can be easily used at home or work everyday to boost well-being and maintain a healthy life balance.
Having three (now all in their 20’s) children, I find it very rewarding to help clients ‘grow’ their own families, using my skills to help with fertility issues, and providing support alongside IVF treatments. I am currently collaborating with my former clinical supervisor and leading fertility acupuncture specialist Lianne Aquilina, to further refine my skills in this area and I’m extremely happy to be an Aquilia Associate Fertility Practitioner.
Being a ‘woman of a certain age’ and a huge fan of natural beauty, I also thoroughly enjoy the wonders of facial enhancement treatments and their confidence boosting results! Beauty is so much more than skin deep and ‘cosmetic’ acupuncture treats the appearance from within, whilst rebalancing the physical and emotional.
I have a calming nature and use what I call comfortable needling. I like nothing better (well, maybe drinking tea) than to share the benefits of acupuncture and absolutely love that it can do so much. If you’d like to know more about how acupuncture can help you call me and I’ll put the kettle on.