Louella O'HerlihyLicensed Acupuncturist (BSc Hons) Member British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
A bit about me – I qualified from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (CICM) in November 2017 with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This 3 ½ year degree course has trained me professionally in both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), enabling me to transfer the eastern philosophies and their approaches to traditional healing in today’s hectic world, with a combined approach. I am registered and fully insured with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
Previously, I gained a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy qualification in 2003 where I practised in women’s and men’s health, orthopaedics, paediatrics, and as a Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist.
In my ‘down time’ I compete at GB Age Group in both Duathlon and Triathlon. It was competing at this level that first opened my eyes to the benefits of acupuncture and its ancillary techniques including cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and electro-acupuncture, which all help to keep me ‘match-fit’!
I have a passionate belief in keeping the body, mind and spirit functioning optimally before it becomes unbalanced, by supporting emotional harmony. The Five Element approach in particular focuses on this aspect.
I practice voluntarily one morning per week at the Wessex Cancer Support Centre treating clients undergoing or on completion of their cancer treatment, treating side effects including pain, nausea, neuropathy and bowel irregularities as well as insomnia and emotional issues. My other clinical interests are women’s health (including fertility issues), men’s health, musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, and chronic conditions like migraines.
Acupuncture can help with a wide range of conditions. If you would like to find out if it can benefit you, please contact me before deciding
Licensed Acupuncturist (BSc Hons) Member British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
Lilliput, Poole BH14
Practice hours are variable so please contact for availability