Martine is a well- respected Acupuncturist with over 24 years’ experience, specialising in the treatment of stress-related conditions, pain, injuries, addiction, fertility and pregnancy. To promote overall wellbeing, she focuses on providing a calm and safe environment so that treatments are relaxed, comfortable and effective. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, and committed to following their code of safe practice and ethics. Martine sees her role as working in partnership with her patients, looking together at lifestyle and empowering them to make any changes needed in a nurturing and respectful way.
She originally experienced the healing benefits of Acupuncture for herself after an excruciatingly painful disc herniation in her spine which left her unable to walk. Although she didn’t like the idea of needles, she was even less keen on the prospect of surgery. She embarked on a course of acupuncture treatment over a few weeks, alongside physiotherapy. She believes that the treatments were both a major part in her physical recovery as well as a deep support for her emotional well-being. All in all this was the spring board for her decision to train to become an acupuncturist 28 years ago.
Since qualifying as an Acupuncturist 24 years ago from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she completed a further two year post-graduate training in Paediatrics with Julian Scott and Theresa Barlow. She has in depth experience in the areas of infertility and obstetric acupuncture, having studied with Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Zita West, Jane Lyttleton and Soma Glick.
Martine is a fully certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher (Bangor university). She teaches regular 8 week MBSR programs to the general public in North West London and online. She also works with people individually to find new ways of coping with stress and the difficulties that life throws our way, using mindfulness techniques. She is a member of the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), abiding by their Good Practice Code which includes a Daily meditation practice, attending regular silent retreats and Continuing Professional Development.