About Louise Webster acupuncturist acupuncture wirral

Five Element Acupuncture in the Wirral

About Louise

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In 1998, following a shoulder injury and subsequent related problems, Louise gave up her life as a professional musician and decided that she would like to be able to help others through natural and holistic therapies, having explored many different therapies for her own issues.

1999 ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology Theory

2000 ITEC Diploma in Reflexology

During her ITEC training at Sandville Self Help Centre in South Wales (a Day Centre originally set up by MacMillan nurses), Louise volunteered weekly and gave reflexology to residents and day visitors. The centre was a very positive environment and Louise enjoyed her time there, offering support and sharing some great times.

“[Sandville] was a really wonderful place to be;
so positive, welcoming and supportive.”

2001 SPS Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (SMT) from OCR

From 2001 onwards, Louise helped many athletes, dancers and musicians with repetitive strain injuries, and for a few years, travelled to Cornwall every summer to give reflexology and massage to world-class musicians who had gathered from around the world to play chamber music together at the International Musicians Seminar.

2004 Licentiate in Acupuncture from The School of Five Element Acupuncture, London

2005 Certificate in Dowsing for Health and Stress Release from Joy Lange, Warwick

Since 2004, Louise has practised mostly acupuncture as she feels that this is where her real passion lies.

2012 - 2014 Trained to Diploma and Advanced level in Nutritional Healing at the Nutritional Healing Foundation in Manchester

This was a fantastic two years spent learning not only about nutrition but so much more. It has helped Louise realise how not only diet and lifestyle, but also our thoughts and beliefs can have an impact on our health.

“It really helps to have a good understanding of the reasons for having
a balanced diet and lifestyle, and the impact this can have on our long-term health and general well-being.”

2015 Trained in Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture with Jamie Hedger

2015 Trained in Battlefield Acupuncture with Professor John Howard

2017 to present, External Examiner at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Oslo, Norway

2018 Graduated as a Yoga Teacher at Creative Calm Yoga Studio, Manchester after completing the 200 hour Independent Yoga Network Accredited Course .

Louise has found that the yoga teacher training has reaffirmed and further built on her knowledge and experience. She enjoys learning and being open to new ideas and concepts, and loves how yoga is so beneficial for us, not only for the physical level, but also for clearing and stilling the mind, and accessing that sense of deeper, more meaningful connection.

2018 Attended MAPTM Seminar (Master Apprentice Program) near Boston, USA to continue to develop a deeper understanding of Worsley Five Element Acupuncture based on natural laws, and to keep growing and building on her skills as an Acupuncturist.

The Master Apprentice Program (MAPTM) is run by the Worsley Institute, a Not-For Profit Educational Organisation, and the home of the Worsely Five-Element tradition, developed by Professors J.R. and J.B. Worsley.

2018 Completed Teacher Training at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA), Louisville, Colorado, USA.

2018 to present, Member of The Worsley Institute Board representing and supporting the continuation of the lineage of Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture.

2019 Louise will continue attending MAPTM seminars in the US and UK, and Advanced Teacher Training at ITEA as part of her commitment to ever-deepening her knowledge, experience and understanding of Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture, and to stay true to the lineage of this wonderful system of Acupuncture so she can help others at the most profound level.

Louise is a member of the The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and is bound by the strict codes of practice, ethics, safety, confidentiality and professional conduct. These also cover strict requirements with regard to hygiene and the disposal of needles and other equipment.

Members of the British Acupuncture Council practise acupuncture based on Chinese medicine principles that have been developed, researched and refined for over 2,000 years.

When you choose to visit a BAcC member you can be sure of:

  • Extensive training (minimum three years degree level), including anatomy, physiology, and other appropriate elements of western medicine

  • Adherence to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct

  • Compliance with current health and safety legislation

  • Full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover

  • Up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development.