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Ann Brownbill

Wootton Chinese Medicine
Poppy Cottage
2 and 4, Hall End Road
Wootton
MK43 9HJ

Tel.: 01234 843778
Mob.: 07787 917306

Ann qualified as an Acupuncturist and Naturopath in 2002, completed a Diploma in Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage) in 2006, then graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a First Class Honours degree in 2008.

She is a qualified nurse currently working in a hospice, but has worked in a variety of disciplines including care of the elderly, cardio-thoracics and intensive care.

She has a particular interest in female wellbeing and health issues, male and female fertility problems and pregnancy support, and has undertaken Chinese medicine postgraduate training in both fertility and obstetrics. Ann is Zita West affiliated and a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network. She is also a member of the main professional regulatory bodies for Chinese medicine in the United Kingdom. These bodies - the British Acupuncture Council, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine - all require that their members are properly qualified practitioners who are bound by strict codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct, and have full professional indemnity insurance.

Helen Thomas

The Southdown Clinic
136a Southdown Road
Harpenden
AL5 1PU

Tel.: 01727 860737

I qualified in 1992 from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine having completed five years of training. I have been practising in Harpenden and St Albans ever since. I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. In my practice I treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases - it's a bit like being a GP - but treating the problem with Acupuncture and or Chinese herbs to deal with the symptoms and root cause.

I specialise in gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy. With fertility I treat both men and women, alongside or instead of western medicine assisted fertility protocols eg. clomid or IVF cycles.

Kyoko Durnall

Kyoko Durnall
TCM Acupuncture Clinic
227 The Ridgeway
St Albans
AL4 9XG
Hertfordshire

Mob.: 07914 251190

Kyoko qualified as an acupuncturist in 2001 and qualified with a masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine in USA in 2005. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) and USA certified (NCCAOM), licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist since 2005. She is an experienced TCM practitioner treating a wide variety of conditions using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but her special interests include women’s health (fertility, IVF assistance and gynaecological conditions etc.)

Sabine Schnelle

Carmenta Life
Chesham House Church Lane
Berkhamstead
HP4 2AX

Mob.: 07946 511518

Sabine started her training in acupuncture in Japan in 1995 and continued her studies in England to qualify with a BSc(Hons) degree in acupuncture and a diploma in Chinese herbal medicine. She is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Sabine has a special interest in women's health, fertility and pregnancy. Since qualifying she has done a variety of post-graduate training courses on fertility and pregnancy with, for example, Zita West and Jani White.

Sabine also practises in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire at Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing.