Nicola studied acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in West Sussex. She started her studies in 2003 where she completed three years of a full time, four year degree course. There she got pregnant with twins (her acupuncture babies!), and had a break as she moved back to Norfolk and had her third daughter. In 2013, when her children were settled in school she returned to complete her course with a further two years of study. The course was fully accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board and her degree was validated by the University of Greenwich. She is now a member of the British Acupuncture Council – the main regulatory body for acupuncture, imposing strict guidelines for safety and professional practice.
Studied at International College of Oriental Medicine
Nicola is very lucky to have studied at ICOM, the oldest acupuncture college in the country, as it is the only college in the UK specialising in the classical Stems and Branches philosophy. This is used to look at each individual’s constitutional strengths and weaknesses, whilst giving an indication of where we might expect disease to occur. The college prides itself on teaching contemporary applications of classical knowledge, and students are also taught research skills that enable them to keep up to date with current acupuncture research and methods. Nicola’s dissertation focused on the development of the embryo in-utero.
Nicola is keen to educate the public on the holistic and preventative nature of this beautiful healing art and she keeps a blog on her website with seasonal Chinese medicine healthcare advice. www.threetreasuresclinic.co.uk