Jill Storstein DipAc, MBAcC
I am a fully qualified acupuncturist practicing traditional Chinese style acupuncture. I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 2013. The course involved over 400 hours of clinical training and over 3600 hours of total study including Western medicine and anatomy & physiology along side in-depth study of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and have continued my CPD postgraduate training with courses such as:
- Fertility Support
- Obstetric Acupuncture
- Managing skin diseases with Chinese medicine
- Paediatric acupuncture
- Pain Management
I have an active interest in research and am currently writing-up my MSc thesis in Acupuncture for Recurrent Miscarriage.
The traditional Chinese philosophy of health is based on the central tenet that a natural balance is key to optimal health. I use acupuncture, massage and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques to help restore this balance and bring the patient back to health. I believe that we should be empowered to take charge of our own health to optimize wellbeing and as such lifestyle, nutrition and dietary advice will often form part of the treatment.
I am interested treating all conditions. Some examples of conditions patients have come to see me for help with include musculoskeletal pain, stress symptoms, anxiety, insomnia, long term chronic conditions such as ME/CFS, digestive issues, fertility support, menopausal symptoms and menstrual difficulties.
Why I am an Acupuncturist
I became interested in acupuncture when I was receiving treatment for a prolonged illness exacerbated by bereavement and trying to do far too much. Together with lifestyle changes, acupuncture helped me to restore the spring in my step. I was keen to learn more so I undertook the MSc in Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and began a journey that would change my life. I have always been a people person, interested in nature, science and health. Therefore, for me practicing acupuncture is a fulfilling and rewarding vocation and more. It is also a way of life. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and cooking as well as spending time with family and friends. These interests when combined with my passion for acupuncture, helping others and healthy living have brought balance and fulfilment to my life.