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