Qualified Acupuncture Practitioner, British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) registered
Licensed acupuncture practitioner in Norwich
Acupuncture is the practice of Chinese Medicine that dates back thousands of years. Using very thin needles which are inserted superficially into various acupuncture points around the body. These work to unblock any disturbance in the flow of energy - Qi (pronounced chee) which could be causing health problems. The aim of treatment is to help restore balance back to the body, stimulate healing and promote relaxation.
About Liz Douglas Lic.Ac. BSc (Hons)
Liz is a fully qualified acupuncturist holding a Bsc in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Liz also specialises in Paediatric acupuncture holding a Diploma in Paediatric acupuncture which allows her to apply her skills to anyone of any age and specifically able to tailor treatment to newborn babies and young children. Liz practices an integrated approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. Liz is also a member of the regulatory body The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and holds a full acupuncture license.
I began my acupuncture journey in 2016 after looking for a way in which I could help the quality of others’ lives by having a hands-on approach. I was working in the third sector for local and national charities helping raise funds for projects that would benefit many lives. But I knew that working in an office wasn’t for me and I wanted to physically be with those that needed support and have a skill set that could help those first hand. Acupuncture has allowed me to do just this.
Whilst completing my degree I also became a mother for the first time in 2017 and again in 2019. Having two young children myself and now being surrounded by other mothers it became an eye opener just how much acupuncture could be used to support children. After an inspiring lecture by Rebecca Avern (Educator, Author, renowned Paediatric Acupuncture Specialist) I started to think about eventually specialising myself in the treatment of children. 5 years later I managed to begin my diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture which has developed my skill set immensely. I am now able to offer a range of gentle and non-needle techniques for young children and tailor my treatments due to having more specialised knowledge of common childhood complaints.
Every day in the clinic is completely different and it’s so interesting to me seeing symptoms of adults and children at each end of the spectrum. When gaining a full health history of each patient, I can put together a timeline of how a chronic condition got to where it is today. Often, it becomes apparent to me that the starting signs and symptoms of some common chronic conditions may have started in childhood and / or adolescence. By seeing children with the starting signs and symptoms of an illness, I hope to use acupuncture to restore balance to the body whilst a symptom is new and more treatable, and this is what has led me to specialise in paediatrics. I know myself and have seen first-hand how a very common childhood condition can affect a family. When a child is suffering and in pain it can have a knock-on effect to the whole family and everything else that’s going on in the life of a child.
I hope to be able to support ailments common to children and bring some relief as when a child is suffering this can be very distressing for the child and the family. Offering a space to help to make a child more comfortable will allow for more harmony within the child and families life.
Every day in the clinic is a rewarding day. A good day is watching the smile on someone’s face when they leave the clinic in a lot less pain then when they entered. I love when a patient returns for subsequent treatments and the look on their face when they can’t believe how a symptom has improved and made such a difference to their lives. I am constantly updating my knowledge by attending regular CPD days (Continuing Professional Development), always researching and presenting cases to other acupuncturists for advice. I am always happy to speak with patients’ other healthcare providers, doctors, physios, and look at any test results as I believe a collaborated approach to care is what’s important to ensuring each person receives the best care to enable them to improve and get better.