Suzanne has run a general practice for adults and children in Traditional Chinese Medicine focussing on herbal medicine, acupuncture and food energetics for over 25 years. This is complemented by her qualification in TASK Foundation Kinesiology. She is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, the NHS List of Approved Acupuncturists and is an advocate of integrated medicine.
She is founder of USP-UKR, The Ukrainian Support Project, which is a free volunteer-led group trauma relief ear acupuncture drop-in in West London for Ukrainian refugee adults and children. Suzanne was also part of the volunteer herbalist team at the Jade Screen Project which provided free telemedicine herbal consultations and treatments to assist frontline and key workers with Covid prevention, acute Covid, and Long-Covid recovery during lockdown.
Her passion for herbal medicine was inspired by her love of plants and then her investigations into how they could contribute to the solution for antimicrobial resistance and the promotion of natural medicine. Her research into acupuncture and how it could help chronic fatigue, infertility (both male & female), auto immune conditions, depression and stress led to her decision for a complete mid life career change. Food, a healing first port of call, and Hippocrates' rudimentary 'let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" maxim provides the third essential therapeutic practice, food energetics, for Suzanne with this natural medicine, nutrition, beginning at home.
Suzanne combines her herbal medicine, acupuncture, kinesiology and Yang Sheng lifestyle advice including food energetics, the cultivation of the mind, spirit and body with work, rest and exercise whilst living in harmony with the laws of nature, to develop holistic wellbeing treatment plans for each individual.
Suzanne further developed her interest in gynaecology which led to lecturing midwives at St John & St Elizabeth’s Hospital on the use of acupuncture in childbirth and ante and post natal acupuncture. She also became an accredited Zita West fertility acupuncturist. Following the completion of a three year Paediatric Diploma under Julian Scott, she set up one of the first 'Kid’s Holistic Clinics' combining acupuncture, food energetics and herbal medicine in the treatment of children. Suzanne now integrates her kinesiology training into her paediatric treatments.
After graduating from London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (LCTA) she undertook a chronic pain internship at the Stroke and Chronic Pain Ward at Hangzhou TCM Hospital in China. On returning to London, she co-authored a study on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), collaborating with several leading gastroenterologists and a psychologist at the Chelsea & Westminster and St Bartholemew's Hospitals. She is certified by the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine for herbal dispensary and pharmacognosy. She also developed bespoke corporate stress pilot programmes for executives, having worked in international executive banking positions in the City of London, New York and Toronto for thirteen years. Suzanne has a degree in Finance and Organisational Behaviour and was a governor of London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for seven years.