Richard Royds B.Ac., M.B.Ac.C.
Traditional Five Element Acupuncture
I've been an acupuncture practitioner since 1984 when, over a period of five years, I qualified with the Licentiate of Acupuncture (1984) and then the Bachelor of Acupuncture (1988), at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, where students were taught the beauty and wisdom of Five Element Acupuncture, treating body, mind and spirit as a whole.
By the end of that time I was thoroughly imbued with this system of medicine that derives its principles from the observation of Nature and the cycle of the seasons although, in truth, it is a lifelong learning of how we as human beings can live healthily in harmony with Nature - our own nature and external Nature, one a reflection of the other.
In 1984 I joined the Traditional Acupuncture Centre in Waterloo, London which had been opened a year earlier by six acupuncturists trained in the Five Element tradition. It became the largest Acupuncture Centre in Britain, with a particular atmosphere that derived from this commonly held understanding of our work - addressing the unique needs of each individual as a whole person in body, mind and spirit. This was a source of valuable support and learning in practice over many years until its closure in 2010.
I currently still work in London at the SOFEA Acupuncture Clinic, as well as the Nathan Jensen Clinic in Bath and from my home near Bath. I also continue to visit the Abbey Mead Centre in Tavistock once a month to see regular patients from my time in Devon, and am happy to take on new patients who may be able to come to the Bath area or visit London regularly.
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