My name is Anne Etherton B.Sc., M.Sc., Dip Ac., PGDip CHM., MBAcC, MRCHM. My house and practice is situated in Sutton Bonington, a small village a few miles off the A6, between Loughborough and Kegworth. I am married and have a daughter.
I was born in Gloucestershire in the early '60s, and grew up there. I attended university in Bristol, where I read Microbiology. After completing my degree, I worked in public health and the food industry. I worked in industry for 13 years before deciding to study Acupuncture. I first met Acupuncture in 1986 when talking to the mother of a friend of mine who was an Acupuncturist. I found the subject fascinating because it treated the person as a whole and it was a method of improving health without using drugs. I studied for 4 years at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, and qualified in 1999 with a Diploma of Acupuncture and a Master of Science from the University of Wales. My MSc was about atopic asthma and how this is understood in Chinese medicine. I am a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. I have a Diploma of Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Northern College of Acupuncture and Middlesex University (2014).
I have done various courses in Japanese Acupuncture, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Korean Hand Therapy, Korean Auricular Therapy, Reproductive Acupuncture and Reiki Seichem to level 3. I practice in Sutton Bonington near Loughborough and also in Beeston, Nottingham.
Anne in 'Lifeline' series video from Carlton TV
My fellow qualified and accredited acupuncturist, Sarah Gunn B.Sc (Hons)., M.Sc., MBAcC of Brierley Therapies Acupuncture works at Beeston Chiropractic Clinic on Thursdays.
Sarah and I are working together to ensure Beeston has increased acupuncture availability across the week.