I am a health professional with over 30 years of medical experience, originally qualifying as a registered nurse and midwife. Having worked with conventional medicine for many years I was inspired to study acupuncture following the profound benefits obtained after receiving acupuncture treatment near my home in Leamington. I developed an appreciation and respect for the benefit that both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and conventional medicine has to offer.
Initially I studied Western Medical Acupuncture and in due course felt compelled to undertake further studies. I chose the College of Chinese Integrated Medicine (CICM) in Reading which is recognised as one of the leading colleges to study acupuncture. CICM is unique in that it is the only college to incorporate the teaching of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element style acupuncture. Having gained a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture I have worked for a number of years in Warwickshire developing my skills, primarily Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth. I have also spent time in China studying and working with advanced acupuncture techniques. I continue to practice nursing part time, which enables me to keep abreast of any changes, appreciating the benefits obtained when Eastern style medicine compliments Western medicine and vice versa. My previous work as a registered nurse and midwife has brought me as far afield as the Middle East and USA, where over the years I have obtained a wealth of experience and knowledge.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
I maintain continuous professional development (CPD) by attending regular courses and making sure I’m up to date with new practices and research in the acupuncture world.
Mary Shevlin LicAc BSc(Hons), RGN