Paula Dean Lic. Ac. TCM, BSc(Hons), FDa, HND (BIS), MAA, ARA

Who is Paula Dean?

Paula Dean is a graduate of the Total Therapy Training college. Here she has studied for seven years (in fact the studying never ends) and has gained her Licentiate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine becoming a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.   Paula continues to study as a lifelong learner and most recently gained her Masters in Acupuncture including fertility and the major organs. She was a board member of the British Acupuncture Federation for a short while and is an associated member of Total Therapy Association and the Acupuncture Association and also a member of the Acupuncture Regulatory Authority.

Her Practice

In her practice, Paula is a fertility Acupuncture specialist working with patients from all of the local fertility clinics.

Paula has helped many patients prepare for IVF, IUI, ICSI, and has provided support for fertility issues and natural conception. She is proud and honoured to have played a part in the conception and birth of many babies following her treatment. When an acupuncture student asked Paula why she chose to specialise in fertility, she answered that she believed the specialisation chose her, not the other way around.

Paula has recently been asked to help teach fertility for the acupuncture school she trained with.  She says “I am very proud to have been asked to take this step up in my career and to help to develop future TCM practitioners”.

What to Expect

When you come for a treatment with Paula you can expect a brew and a calm atmosphere of healing, she listens carefully to her patients and has an informative and gentle approach to providing care for her patients. Paula will lead you through the treatment step by step with no surprises. She is passionate about fertility and helping couples to become families. Often Paula will discuss lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health focusing on Chinese medicine principles.

In her downtime, Paula loves to be with her family, especially her three grandsons.  She likes to go walking in nature and she appreciates good food.  She also treats her husband and family with acupuncture and herself to control her fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. Paula practices what she preaches! Well, most of the time!

Personal Note from Paula:

“The reason I chose acupuncture as a profession is the incredible feeling of making a person’s life healthier and happier.  There is no better feeling than seeing someone who walks into my clinic broken and downhearted, to seeing them walk out again feeling like a different person and knowing that I did that! I truly love what I do and feel grateful to be able to enjoy my job every day.  As the saying goes ‘if you do something you love you will never work a day in your life’.  I also thrive on the challenges it brings to learn and discover just how powerful TCM can be”

Paula’s Mission

“My mission is to care for you and share my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and my passion for good health to provide the highest quality of patient care that I can. I want to spread the word far and wide about how acupuncture can treat almost any issue.  I sincerely look forward to meeting you and working with you to reach your optimal health goals”

Who is Peter Dean?

Peter Dean is a graduate of the Total Therapy Training College. Here he studied Tuina Medical Massage and Gua Sha.  He became interested in all things Chinese therapy when Paula started her business.  Over the years he has seen how these therapies can help people and has been treated many times by TCM Practitioners, particularly with Tuina.  Paula was unable to learn Tuina because of her Rheumatoid arthritis in her hands so Pete suggested they could work together and so he completed the course a couple of years ago. Peter and Paula will often ‘tag team’ patients using their skillsets to get the best outcome for you.

Peter has many hobbies including woodturning, gaming, archery, running, and going to the gym.  He is a big family man and loves spending time with his family especially going on holiday with them.

What to Expect

When you come for a treatment with Peter you can expect a brew and a calm atmosphere of healing, he will lead you through the treatment ensuring at all times that he is working within your levels to give a strong but comfortable treatment for you.  Everyone is different so it is important with Tuina that you are in full control of this.