year of the tiger

Happy Chinese New Year 2022
The Year of the Tiger
February 1st 2022 - January 21st 2023

brave * unpredictable * enthusiastic * courageous * confident * irritable * overindulgent * charismatic.


The water murmers
In the old stone well,
And a rippling mirror,
Gives back the clear blue sky.
The river roars,
Swollen with the late rains of Spring.
On the cool, jade-green grass
The golden sunshine

Liu Tzu-Hui
Sung Dynasty, A.D.960-1278




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Dear delightful patients,

I hope this finds you well. With the rules re covid changing over the last few months I thought I would clarify things re treatment in the clinic here.

Hygiene measures and PPE remain the same. Please arrive on time, not early, as times are carefully measured for airing the clinic and there is not an inside waiting area. Its winter and even the garden can be too cold to hang about in.

Please do not attend for your appointment if :

  • you have tested positive for covid and not yet finished 10 day isolation from date of first positive test or not had 2 negative LFT tests within 24 hours of each other at the end of that period.
  • You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid 19 in the past 10 days. Close contact = 1 metre, indoor or outdoor for 1 minute or someone coughed or sneezed over you or within 2 metres /15 minutes.
  • You have had any of the following symptoms within the last 10 days:
    • Runny nose/nasal congestion
    • headache
    • unusual fatigue [mild or marked]
    • sneezing
    • sore throat
    • fever
    • chills
    • persistent cough or shortness of breath of recent onset
    • nausea or vomiting
    • loss of taste or smell.

These measures are slightly more complete than the government guidelines due to my responsibility to protect all in the clinic- particularly those vulnerable to covid, myself included. It also affects my ability to work and the clinic is in my home. I will of course cancel the clinic in the same circumstance.

Where possible please give at least 24 hours notice. You will not be charged for short notice cancellations for covid related reasons. If anything is unclear or you are not sure what they mean in any particular situation, please get in touch.

Very best love and good wishes,


01453 847434
07960 844110


My clinic is open Tuesdays - Fridays.


I have worked in the Stroud area as an Acupuncturist full time since 1994.

I have a discreet practice based at home in private surroundings in a quiet setting in Rodborough, Stroud in an 18th century stone house.

The clinic is on the ground floor and has relatively easy access - see relevant page.

I trained and taught at The College Of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa and specialise in five element acupuncture.





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