Rachael Hardiman BSc (hons) MBAcC
I completed my BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. I am a fully accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council and hold a Local Authority licence to practise. For you as a patient, this means I’m fully qualified, insured and required to work to strict standards of practice in my work.
I am passionate about taking an individual approach to your healthcare, treating you as a person and not just a condition, giving you the time and space to be listened to, regarding your health concerns. Traditional acupuncture offers a holistic approach, taking into account all aspects of your health and wellbeing in the personalised treatment.
My interest and passion for acupuncture and Chinese Medicine began when I had fertility treatment. After several failed fertility treatments and feeling the need to try something different, I began having acupuncture. Acupuncture offered me support emotionally and physically. With a combination of IVF and acupuncture I went on to have twin girls, 9 years ago. I continued to have acupuncture during my pregnancy and for a time afterwards and then later to support me through bereavement and a stressful period in my life.
Prior to training in Chinese Medicine, I worked in both the mental health and refugee sectors. This gave me an insight into the resilience of each individual and also an understanding of mental and emotional needs, which can arise alongside the physical pain and imbalance people experience. I have a particular interest in how the mind and body are interconnected and impact on each other.
As well as running my own practice in Batley, I work as an associate with the respected acupuncturist, Caitlin Allen in Leeds. Caitlin has many years experience and specialises in the treatment of fertility and pregnancy.
I receive regular supervision and participate in continuous professional development training to keep my skills and practice up to date.