Dr Charlotte Paterson, MBChB, PhD, MBAcC.
I have a first class honours degree in acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC). Previously, I worked for 25 years as a conventional medical doctor (general practitioner) and I am also an experienced researcher. This is a solid basis for safe, expert acupuncture practice.
My research into acupuncture includes a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of acupuncture for people with medically unexplained symptoms.This provides evidence of acupuncture benefiting them both physically and emotionally, and also increasing their understanding and self-care abilities.
I am passionate about reducing inequality in health care. In addition to my practice in Clifton, I work in a voluntary capacity to provide acupuncture at Positive Minds , a community project in Hartcliffe. I donate 10% of my acupuncture fees to charity and currently support Bristol Refugee Rights, Avon and Bristol Law Centre, and Womens Aid.
All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances:
- BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture & Chinese medicine (3,600 hours of study).
- Full insurance cover.
- Practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD).
- Compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct.
Please consult the BAcC website for factsheets on research evidence and other information