AACP Director leads University Complementary Medicine Clinic

The latest acupuncture trend that took the Rio Olympics by storm is being made available at Wrexham University by AACP Director and Tutor Paul Battersby.

Wrexham Glyndwr University has its very own Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies Clinic which offers a range of Chinese therapies, including cupping used by many Olympians, and it only asks for a donation in return.

The university offers various courses under Complementary Medicine including BSc in Acupuncture, BSc in Complementary Therapies for Healthcare and BSc in Rehabilitation and Injury Management.

During the course student practitioners are taught to a high standard by Paul Battersby, the senior lecturer in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Paul, director of Acupuncture Association Chartered Physiotherapists said: “The clinic opens in three weeks’ time and we have a waiting list for people to be seen, it’s very popular.

Paul added: “Treatments can last up to 45 minutes and the cupping acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Tuina Massage. If you’re in pain come and see us, there’s nothing to lose. All we ask for in return is as little as a £5 donation.

“We have patients that come in with various pains including one man who had an electronic stimulator fitted to manage his chronic pain and within two years of acupuncture at our clinic the NHS removed it because he no longer needed it.”

The clinic is an eight bed clinic open five days a week during term times to treat the public, staff and students.

Treatments on offer in the clinic include Acupuncture, Cupping, Tuina Massage and more.