I grew up on the west coast of Ireland where I first became interested in caring for people's health and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1983. Having married and moved to London, I trained as a Midwife at The Whittington Hospital.
In 2007, I went on to study at the International College of Oriental Medicine and gained a BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2012. Since then I have been happily and busily practising full time Acupuncture in my East Sussex clinics.
My approach is caring, holistic and focused on providing the best possible outcome for you. A wide range of conditions are seen at the Clinic and I bring my expertise and experience as both acupuncturist and nurse to help and support my clients. To this end, I have continued my post-graduate acupuncture training across a wide range of issues including pain control, muscle injuries, reproductive health, cancer care, pregnancy and birth.
I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) which is the UK's principal regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture with a membership of over 3,000 acupuncturists. All members of the BAcC offer you the following assurances:
Memberships & CPD
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Crowborough Birthing Centre
Elma proudly supports the Crowborough Birthing Centre. This midwife-led maternity unit is a small unit, located adjacent to the Crowborough War Memorial Hospital. It has 6 beds, is open 24 hours a day and is run entirely by midwives. The Centre offers complete ante-natal care, tests (with an ultrasound scanner available), parent education classes, as well as many birth choices.
The midwives at the Centre are sympathetic to alternative therapies such as acupuncture and aromatherapy. If you would like to take advantage of the very special service offered by the Centre, you may book directly by ringing one of the numbers below, or by asking your GP to refer you to the Centre.
The Crowborough Birthing Centre,
Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1HB.
Tel: (01892) 654080 / 664643
The contents of this website are for information only and are not intended to be a substitute for taking medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner such as your GP especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medication. This website is designed to be an information resource for those who are deciding whether or not acupuncture treatment is suitable for them. You will find links to relevant research articles wherever conditions are highlighted. The fact-sheet page contains the latest information and research available from the British Acupuncture Council. Information is continually updated so do check back regularly.