About Us

Background

Maureen Phelps opened the Andover Acupuncture Clinic in 2008, following four years of study at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading, Berkshire. Her BSc combined two styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Five Element system. She has since undertaken extensive further training and offers a varied portfolio of treatments.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on physical signs and symptoms, whereas Five Element Acupuncture gives focus to the emotions and spirit. By offering a combination of these two forms of acupuncture, we aim to achieve the very best outcome for our patients. Alongside acupuncture, we offer additional therapies including electro-acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, taping, Tui Na (Chinese massage) and guasha. Click here to find out more.

Training

Maureen is a Licenced Acupuncture Practitioner and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She is registered with the Local Authority and is fully insured.

The requirements for membership of the British Acupuncture Council include stringent ethical, health and safety obligations. The BAcC requires members to undergo continual professional development, which is monitored on an annual basis. Previous additional training includes:

  • First Aid at work
  • Diploma in gynaecology, obstetrics & fertility
  • Annual training days with Zita West Clinic
  • Study trip to Shanghai University, hospitals & clinics
  • Taping, cupping & moxibustion
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal – attended an intensive 2 day course in 2020

Fertility

Maureen has a special interest in all aspects of women’s health and fertility. She has been an affiliate member of the Zita West Clinic in London since 2012 and attends specialised annual training in London. For more information on fertility and acupuncture, Click here to find out more.