I am a senior lecturer in Complementary therapy and practitioner development at the University of Westminster School of Life Sciences. In addition I am also a visiting lecturer at the Oxford School of Reflexology and previously Clinical Skills module leader at The McTimoney College of Chiropractic.

My training demanded an in-depth knowledge of the conventional scientific principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology, as well as those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This enables me to integrate my specialist knowledge into the conventional medical system. A strong desire to help you attain a better state of health is the principle that my practice is built upon.

Commitment: You will be informed whether I believe acupuncture to be the best therapy for you at this time, or whether referral to another therapy would be more appropriate.

Enthusiasm: I will explain how your current disharmony may have occurred in relation to the Chinese view of your body – this can be quite fascinating and will also enable you to implement lifestyle/dietary changes yourself in order to ensure balance is achieved and maintained.

Dedication: Every disharmony and every person is different – I will work with you to find the best treatment strategy for you, leaving no stone unturned.

Location: My clinic is in the Village of Blackthorn nr Bicester and is easily accessible and only a short drive for those requiring acupuncture living in the North Oxfordshire, Buckingham, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes areas.


- BSc (Hons) Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture

- MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine

- Accredited Teacher in HE (SEDA)

Member of:

- British Acupuncture Council

- Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

- Acupuncture Fertility Network

- NHS Directory of Acupuncturists (NHS provider code 8GG46 )

Zita West Affiliated Acupuncturist

Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster School of Life Sciences

*The British Acupuncture Council is the largest governing body for acupuncturists. All members must have studied for at least 3 years full time on a recognised course.