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Neijing Acupuncture is a collection of highly trained acupuncture and massage therapists operating in clinics around London and the South East. All Acupuncturists are members of the British Acupuncture Council. 

Neijing Acupuncture Practitioners

Sunny Gao Acupuncture

Xiao Gao (Sunny)

Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Haywards Heath & Worthing Clinic

Xiao Chun Gao (Sunny) Lic AC, MBAcC, BSc, comes from a Nursing and Massage background before studying at The International College of Oriental Medicine, graduating with a BSc. Honours degree in Acupuncture, awarded by Greenwich University. She is also a certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Sunny incorporates Classical Chinese Medicine (Stems & Branches), Five elements and Applied Channel Theory into her diagnostic treatment plans. Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion can also be incorporated into treatments dependent on the client’s requirement.

Sunny was a registered nurse in China since 1989 and continued studying professional nursing and science courses in Shan Dong Medical University between 1995 and 1997. Acupuncture was one of the modules, and sunny graduated with a first-class degree in nursing.

Sunny had over 15 years’ experience as a Registered General Nurse in China. During this period, she worked in the Thoracic Surgery, Digestive Surgery, and Orthopedic Units. While working in Digestive Surgery unit, Electro-Acupuncture was practiced helping post operation patients to recover from surgery. (stimulating the intestines to start movement).

Sunny came to the UK in 2008. She studied English Language, while she is working in orthopedic and spinal wards as a health care assistant in the NHS. She returned to China and completed a massage course at Bin Zhou Medical University China in 2015. She holds a Massage Certificate, encompassing Tui Na, Remedial Massage & Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Techniques and Foot Massage.   

Sunny will continue to work with the NHS. She has good experience in both Western and Chinese medicine and will deliver a high quality of Acupuncture treatment to the patients in need.

Tom Watson Acupuncture

Tom Watson

Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Camden & West Hampstead Clinic

Tom Watson, Lic Ac, MBAcC, BSc, is an experienced acupuncturist and a certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and studied at the International College of Oriental Medicine.

A Chinese Medicine lecturer at City College of Acupuncture and the International College of Oriental Medicine. Tom has cultivated a lifelong interest in East Asian movement and healing arts; teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over 18 years.

Tom draws from his knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine as well as my modern clinical experience in the NHS and Age UK. Tom has a track record of success treating pain relief (including back pain), migraines, frozen shoulders, anxiety and stress.

Tom also specialises in supporting patients at various stages in fertility (including IVF), pregnancy and postnatal periods.

Tom has a gentle and nurturing manner that enables him to work in a holistic way that benefits mind, body and spirit in each session, delivering bespoke treatment plans that get the best result for each client.

Tanya Menzies Acupuncture

Tanya Menzies

Acupuncturist

Haywards Heath Clinic

Tanya Menzies, Lic Ac, MBAcC, BSc, RGN, is a highly trained acupuncturist and a certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and studied at the International College of Oriental Medicine, affiliated with Greenwich University. Practising both classical and contemporary acupuncture, including 5 Elements, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Stems and Branches acupuncture. 

Tanya brings more than 25 years’ experience as a Registered General Nurse and continues to work with the NHS and private health sectors. During her extensive nursing experience, she worked in cardiac care, high dependency units caring for seriously ill patients, orthopaedics and pre-operative assessments, during which she gave patients assessments before surgery. Tanya nursed many people with complex physical health problems as well as supporting patients and families with psycho-social support. This wealth of experience gives her a unique insight into Western medical healthcare alongside her Chinese medical training, providing a rounded and holistic approach to treatments.

Learning is Tanya’s lifelong passion and she has undertaken many courses to deepen her understanding of Chinese medicine supported with practical skills including fire-cupping, moxibustion and auricular acupuncture incorporating the NADA protocol. She has also undertaken a course in the treatment of muscular-skeletal acupuncture and the treatment of lower back pain.

Rob Horsfall Acupuncture

Rob Horsfall

Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

El Paso, Spain Clinic (Coming Soon)

Rob Horsfall, Lic Ac, MBAcC, BSc, started studying acupuncture in 2014 with Dr. Edward Neal, MD and continuing his studies at the International College of Oriental Medicine, graduating with a First Class BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture awarded by Greenwich University.

Rob is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and incorporates Classical Chinese Medicine (Stem & Branches), Five Elements and Applied Channel Theory into his diagnosis & treatment plans. Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion can also be incorporated into treatments dependent on the client’s requirements. 

Rob holds a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy qualification;  which ranges from Remedial massage, Sports massage, Neuromuscular techniques, Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Myofascial techniques to Positional Release technique (PRI).

Continuous Professional Development (CPD):

  • Musculoskeletal CPD with Roy Haitzin – 2020
  • Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian & Western Medicine with Alex Brazkiewicz – 2019
  • Advanced Needle Technique with Dr. Edward Neal, MD – Xinglin Institute – 2019
  • Advanced Clinical Practicums with Dr. Edward Neal, MD – Xinglin Institute – 2018
  • Neijing Medicine: Theoretical and Clinical Foundations (Year I) with Dr. Edward Neal, MD – Xinglin Institute – 2014 – 2015
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