Maxine Smillie Lic Ac.MBRCP [ Oriental Medicine] Cert Ac [Hangzhou] CP.AMT
'What drew me to Acupuncture is its ability to empower a person to find a way to heal. It lets the person take responsibility for their own health and well being.
Acupuncture is a beautiful medicine which heals the whole person supporting us to come into balance and harmony. This medicine nourishes our very essence, restoring our vital force, our energy. It is an effective evidence based medicine.
I have been in practice since 2000 after studying Acupuncture in China and in the UK. I qualified from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou and then did a two year post graduate training in Paediatric Acupuncture with Julian Scott, Teresa Barlow and Dr Gascoigne. I am a member of The British Register of Complementary Practitioner a regulatory body for Acupuncturists and fully insured.
As well as a general practice, I also felt drawn to helping those with fertility problems consequently I became an affiliated fertility Acupuncturist with Zita West and was one of the founding affiliates in 2008.
Good health for all! Being a member of ACMAC means I can offer Acupuncture to those on low income and I hold a 'pay according to your means' clinic.
Prior to training in Acupuncture I was the Director of a children's charity for black and minority ethnic children with chronic illness and disabilities. My first 'job' was as a street performer...… I hold a degree in Drama and post grad MA (1995) etc. I am a Shamanic Practitioner/ Teacher of 45 years experience.
In my 'spare time', I can be found in woodland, 'wild wooding'. Planting oak trees and sitting around the fire.'
Feedback from Clients Past and Present
Such a calm and welcoming place. I go for acupuncture and always feel so much better afterwards. CN
Over the last four years I have been regularly treated by Maxine. Every occasion has been supportive, powerful and effective. This is a rare oasis which is genuinely motivated by compassion and caring for the patient - individually, not in the abstract. MT