Hi, my name is Sally Crowther. I’m a classically trained acupuncturist based at Spring Clinic in Leamington Spa and at The Cottage Therapy Centre in Kenilworth. I graduated from The Acupuncture Academy in 2015 where I was awarded a Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture. My training covered all aspects of Chinese medical and acupuncture theory, with a focus on the Five Elements. Since graduating, I have also studied Kiiko Matsumoto style Japanese acupuncture; Korean ear acupuncture and Indian Head Massage. I am also training to be a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga. And, although I’m not due to complete my diploma until October 2021, I have found my yoga studies are already enhancing my acupuncture practice as the two disciplines go together really well.
In my former career, I trained as a journalist and worked in public relations but I found trying to fit into the corporate world took its toll on my health and I suffered from anxiety and depression. It got to the point where I had such bad IBS as the stress manifested physically in my body, that I could’t walk because the pain was so bad. It was at this point that I sought the help of an acupuncturist and she helped me to heal and to enrol at college to study acupuncture. I’m so glad I did because it’s the best job in the world and I love helping people. I find that I resonate most with those with anxiety and depression because I have a deep understanding of these complaints, but I love helping people with all sorts of ailments and usually find there is an emotional cause at the heart of what’s going on.
I use different tools and techniques to help promote healing. For instance, I find cupping and Chinese massage (Tui Na) are helpful for kneading and replenishing deep tissue in the muscles and I use a lot of moxa – the burning of the herb mugwort. Moxibusion helps a host of conditions and is widely known for its use in helping turn breech babies and to help build and nourish qi and blood.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and I adhere to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional conduct. British Acupuncture Council members are also registered with the Professional Standards Authority, which is a government body set up to regulate health and social care providers.
My clinics are licensed by Warwick District Council and I hold full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover.