A warm welcome to Traditional Chinese Medicine in Old Catton Norwich


Apologies,  Bo is delaying her work during the COVID period. Please email her if you have any queries. Thank you for your patience.



Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a gentle, holistic and effective treatment for many medical conditions. TCM has been used for over two thousand years in China. It treats the symptom and considers the body as a connected organism. As well as providing a short course treatment, TCM is often used as a regular maintenance therapy by many patients. For more information, please visit the British Acupuncture Council web site: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions.html





In a recent draft announcement from the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE), acupuncture is recommended for chronic pain. The final guidelines are due on 20 January 2021. You can find the full text here:  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ng10069/consultation/html-content-2


For more information, please visit: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art. It is based on traditional Chinese medicine theory which believes our health is governed by Chi, the vital energy force. Chi travels around the body through pathways called meridians. Very fine needles are inserted to regulate the flow of Chi. Acupuncture treatments aim to stimulate energy flow and to regain the natural homeostasis or harmony. Needles are only used once.


Acupuncture was recommended by the National Institution for Health and Care Excellence and the NHS 2016 for back pain and headache. Acupuncture may help or manage a range of conditions including


•  back pain

•  headache

•  neck pain

•  migraine

joint pain

dental pain

postoperative pain

chronic pain

• managing healthy pregnancy e.g. morning sickness and back pain

• management of some chronic conditions


For details, please see BAcC research fact sheets.


What to expect

A session usually lasts 50 minutes. High quality, thin disposable needles are used. Patients may or may not feel the insertion of needles but there is usually little or no sensation once they are in. Please ask Bo if you have any questions regarding your treatment.



Chinese Herbal Medicine


Chinese Herbal Medicine has developed over a period of more than two thousand years. Many different substances taken from plants are used to treat various conditions and to tonify the body, strengthening the constitution. The TCM principles behind Chinese Herbal Medicine can also be applied to dietary advice; simple examples would be using ginger to warm the body or drinking Chinese honeysuckle tea to cool it.


Chinese herbs can be taken in various forms: tea made from dried herbs, powder or tincture. Herbs used in the UK are free from animal products & minerals.


Many conditions may benefit from CHM including


• Dermatological disorders (skin conditions)

• Infertility (often in conjunction with conventional medicine)

• Some gynaecological conditions

• Strengthening body constitution

• Management of chronic conditions e.g. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, some respiratory conditions



What to expect

On your initial visit, a full medical history will be taken and you can discuss your condition and concerns with Bo. Traditional diagnostic techniques include inspecting the tongue and Chinese pulse diagnosis.


Bo is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. BAcC is the UK’s leading regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture. She a Senior Associate Member at the Royal Society of Medicine. Bo is a reviewer at Elsevier for the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, and works for Anxiety UK.


Bo runs a private practice in Old Catton, Norwich. She prefers to treat her patients holistically. Her special interests in: Pain relief, Fertility, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Digestive and Respiratory Conditions, Fatigue, Allergic Disorders, Vertigo, Supporting patients who suffer from cancer, Insomnia, Anxiety and some psychosomatic disorders.



M.Sc Chinese Herbal Medicine (Distinction in Advanced Clinical Practice): University of Westminster

B.Sc  (Hons) Acupuncture : University of Westminster

Postgraduate Diploma in Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust




Clinic and fee


Bo works in Old Catton, Norwich.


Acupuncture: £43 per session (50 minutes)

Chinese herbs: £43 for initial consultation (45 mins) + cost of herbs (roughly between £2 and £3 per day)

£35 for subsequent (20 mins) consultations + cost of herbs

£15 prescription fee + cost of herbs






T: 01603 484237                     

E: info@bomander.co.uk       







The European Journal of Integrative Medicine




Anxiety UK  



British Acupuncture Council


The Royal Society of Medicine      



University of Westminster


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust