About Lynne Pretty
Lynne Pretty is one of the South West’s most experienced Acupuncturists. She qualified from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2000 and has been practicing acupuncture ever since. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Lynne began working at Keith James Physiotherapy in 2010 and has built up a list of regular patients who find her treatments extremely helpful for a wide range of conditions.
Lynne was inspired to practice acupuncture by her father who was an acupuncturist for 45 years. Lynne’s father passed down his knowledge to her. Working alongside him gave her valuable experience and she endeavours to maintain the same high standards of practice. Lynne incorporates the traditional methods of Acupuncture used by her father with new developments in the field. She follows a compulsory continuing professional development programme to update her practice skills. In her 20 years of practice, Lynne has attended courses on a wide range of health issues, including mental and physical complaints – many of which stem from our constitutional body type. Lynne has studied Chinese nutrition and has carried out further education into fertility and IVF support with The Zita West Fertility Clinic (of which she was a founding member).
Lynne’s style of practice is a combination of traditional Chinese medicine and five element acupuncture. Treatment is aimed at the root cause of the condition. This approach helps with resolving the main health complaint and other niggling problems, as well as enhancing your overall wellbeing.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern countries over 2,000 years ago, where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
Acupuncture generally consists of very fine needs being inserted into your body, at specific points which are known as channels or meridians. These points are sections of the body where Qi (pronounced as “chee”) or energy flows. It is believed that where there is a Qi block (energy block) within the body, the human body becomes unhealthy, this is when symptoms of illness are noticed by us.
Acupuncture is actively used to assist people with a wide range of conditions and ailments. You can find some of the examples on the Conditions Treated section, if you’re not sure, please get in touch to get a personal response from Lynne. We also have a PDF that you can see here for 10 reasons why to choose acupuncture.