Ric Malkinson BA (Hons) Lic.Ac. MBAcC
Ric was first introduced to Traditional Acupuncture in the early 2000s and immediately became fascinated with its theory and tradition – with the simplicity of Yin/Yang and Five Elements concepts, and with the thousand-year history of an effective drug-free medicine.
Ric qualified as an acupuncturist in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick. He is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council – membership denotes that a practitioner has completed extensive training in Traditional Acupuncture at an approved college.
Ric Malkinson's initial consultation takes an hour (£50), and he is here on Tuesday afternoons. Subsequent appointments are 40 minutes (£40).
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It sees pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance - the aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body's equilibrium.
The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's ‘qi’, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this – emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, and infection or injury are among the most common.
People choose acupuncture for a wide variety of specific symptoms and conditions, or simply because they may feel low on energy or generally unwell (physically and/or emotionally). Others may choose acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution.
For much more info and FAQs, please visit www.acupuncturecheltenham.com