Jane Robinson, professional Acupuncturist undertook a full time degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine after being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia. She has recently taken up a new post at Brougham Hall Holistic Therapy Centre to give other sufferers of the disease a chance of benefiting from the ancient therapy.
Before discovering acupuncture, Jane was a housewife and mum struggling to manage basic daily tasks after being diagnosed with the condition. Less than three years later she completed her degree at the highly regarded Northern College of Acupuncture in York, undertaking training in Chinese Medical Theory for treatment and diagnosis, Western Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology, Massage, patient care, clinical procedures and practice.
Jane’s interest in acupuncture came about after becoming ill following a routine flu jab in 1993. Finally being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia, she tried everything medicine had to offer and many alternative remedies. However after thirteen years of struggling along, she discovered Traditional Acupuncture in 2006. Her recovery was slow after years of coping with the disease, however she felt improvements from the first treatment and found significant improvements in her quality of life. After seeing what Acupuncture could do for her, it inspired her to undertake her degree and feels passionate about helping others,
“I am constantly amazed at the effectiveness of Traditional Acupuncture and what it can do for so many conditions, especially those that don’t always respond well to conventional medicine such as stress, insomnia, migraine, fertility, anxiety, depression, muscular-skeletal conditions and lower back pain. I was so inspired by Acupuncture’s effectiveness for myself and my family too, that training to spend the rest of my life being able to share this special therapy with others was a tremendous honour.”
Jane’s special interest remains in Chronic Fatigue conditions such as M.E. and Fibromyalgia and has a great deal of understanding and empathy to offer patients to help them on their journey to wellness, whether they are bedbound with the curtains closed, or are managing to carry on working, but with their quality of life impaired. Jane is happy to visit patients at home as she personally understands how much effort it can take and recovery time needed, for some sufferers to visit a clinic.
Jane is now a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s main regulating body for Traditional Acupuncture and has recently become Brougham Hall Holistic Therapy Centre’s only therapist specialising in Traditional Acupuncture. For those who visit the Holistic Therapy Centre, the treatment room and atmosphere is holistically therapeutic in itself, offering a warm, cosy and calming environment, where patients have plenty of time to discuss their health, relax and enjoy the treatment on offer.
Treatments are available on Wednesdays, with home visits in the Penrith area on Thursdays. Appointments can be booked online at www.broughamhallholistictherapies.co.uk