Paula Dean

Paula Dean Lic. Ac. TCM

My name is Paula Dean and for the last 20 years I have been a secondary school teacher and my subject is ICT and Computer Science.  So how did I get from that career path to one that is totally different?

Well, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013.  For those of you that know this is a horiffic condition that causes chronic pain in various places in the body.  It also affects sleep and memory (brain fog).  After being put on a variety of medications, none of which helped, I was told the next step for me was to go onto morphine.  Well that was not going to happen!  That would have meant I couldn’t drive and so couldn’t work and that was not a path I wanted to go down. I gradually came off all medication apart from co-codamol when needed when the pain gets me down.

I began to search for alternative therapies to help and I came across acupuncture.  I had had this before many years ago for a knee problem and it really helped me.  I decided to see if I could get onto an acupuncture course so that I could treat myself.  I found Total Therapy Training and so the journey started!

I have now gone to part time teaching so that I can concentrate on my therapy business hoping very soon to retire from teaching altogether to throw myself full time into En Pointe Ancient Therapies.

I have a very special interest in fertility treatment something which I get great pleasure from when the news of a pregnancy comes in.  I am also exploring the world of sound therapy in the form of tuning fork therapy and crystal singing bowls and gongs for sound baths.  I am following what excites me and gets my brain stimulated!

I have two wonderful grandsons who are my absolute world, from two very successful sons. I am married to Peter who has supported me on every step of this journey and who puts up with my pain and tears when it all gets too much.

Acupuncture qualification certificate