My name is Luisa Hibbs and my aim is to bring a straightforward, practical approach to acupuncture which focuses on taking the time to listen to patients in a calm, relaxed environment rather than bombarding them with the history and theory of acupuncture.
My past experience includes a degree in Sports Rehabilitation, which I obtained at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, followed by 13 years with the Ambulance service in Surrey, during which I worked as part of an ambulance crew, on the Neonatal ambulance based at St Peters Hospital in Chertsey, and as a single responder in cars.
Working within the NHS has shown me some limitations of ‘conventional’ practice. It’s great for broken bones or an emergency operation but may be not so good for certain longstanding, debilitating problems, which the medical profession can sometimes give up on if it fails to find a solution.
I became disheartened constantly seeing the same patients for the same conditions, where the treatment of their symptoms was like putting a plaster on their pain, just for it returned again, never being able to reach the root cause.
This is what led me to search for a more holistic form of medicine, where the patient could be viewed as an individual, where time could be taken to look into how their personal collection of experiences and medical history has created the imbalance. Which had lead to their current condition, then tailor make a treatment plan to readdress that imbalance and restore them to health.
For me acupuncture was the ideal choice to fulfil this role, it’s methods have ben used for generations and its results are so impressive that even the NHS Nice guidelines have acknowledged its effectiveness in the treatment of certain conditions.
I undertook my training in acupuncture at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Here I obtained a degree in acupuncture, which enabled me to become affiliated to the British Acupuncture Council of which I am a current member.
My past history in conventional medicine, coupled with my further education in Chinese medicine had put me in a unique position to bridge the gap between these two styles and utilize the best of both worlds. I intend to apply this knowledge in order to find ways of improving your physical or mental condition.
So if you want to try acupuncture for the first time, or improve on what you’ve already experienced, then you’ve come to the right place.