I'm Janice Thompson MBChB (Hons), PGDipAc, MBAcC. I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York in 2010, following a three year full time course taught at Masters Level. I was awarded a Post-graduate Diploma in Acupuncture and a qualification in Acupressure Massage.
I am a graduate of Liverpool University, where I was awarded an Honours Degree in Medicine. I have previous work experience as a doctor in medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and psychiatry. I chose to leave medicine and spent several years teaching adolescents with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.
During my medical training I developed an interest in complementary therapies, particularly acupuncture; I had observed the benefits of this both personally and in friends and family. On deciding to return to healthcare I was keen to approach this from a whole person perspective, treating the individual rather than the symptom, combining all aspects of my healthcare knowledge and training to benefit my patients.
I am a Member of the British Acupuncture Council. Membership requires following a mandatory programme of continuing professional development every year. For me, this has included several training courses treating pain, the use of acupuncture to improve fertility and use during assisted conception such as IVF and treating stress, anxiety and depression.
As a member of the British Acupuncture Council I conform to the highest standards of safety and hygiene. The clinic is licensed with Leeds City Council.