Mike Stephenson acupuncturist


Mike has been an acupuncturist for over twenty five years and has extensive clinical experience.

He graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1987 and has acupuncture practices in
York and Knaresborough.

He is a former member of the board of directors of the Northern College of Acupuncture, and has supervised students from that college in their final year of study. He has also participated in clinical research trials run jointly by the University of York and the Department of Health, which investigated the effect of acupuncture on osteoarthritis of the knee (2006), depression (2007), irritable bowel syndrome (2008), and depression (2011).

Before studying Chinese Medicine, Mike worked in the education sector. He has an honours degree in Biology and Physical Education and a masters degree in Educational Administration.

Acupuncture treatment:

Mike practises a classical style of Chinese acupuncture, which treats each person as an individual, and examines not only the symptoms of illness, but also any constitutional weakness which may be present.

This unique approach is extremely effective for the treatment of a wide range of health problems.
Patients undertake a short course of gentle treatments which aim to return the body to a healthy
state. They may also be given lifestyle or dietary advice where appropriate, in order to enhance their improvement.

Conditions which are regularly treated with acupuncture include anxiety and depression; headaches; digestive and bowel disorders; insomnia; urinary, gynaecological and fertility problems; skin conditions; respiratory illness, and musculo-skeletal and sports injuries.

Mike regularly attends acupuncture seminars and CPD events in order to keep abreast of
professional developments.

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