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I am originally from Japan where I trained in Dance/Classic Ballet since the age of seven. I moved to UK in 1996. As I explored dance and Ballet, I grew more interested in the therapeutic application of movements, especially after experiencing injuries and ill health.
Thus began my journey to discover a way to help others to regain their health and vitality.
I discovered Gyrotonic in 2002 through my dance teacher. I was fascinated at the very first experience with how the system encouraged my body to open while releasing emotional stagnation and balancing the mind. I went on to train in the system and participated in various workshops and training courses in Germany, Austria and London with Juliu Horvath, the inventor of Gyrotonic himself, and many other master trainers. I soon began to teach gyrotonic.
I joined Medical Alternatives in 2004 to teach gyrotonic. Soon after working at Medical Alternatives I gained further insights into how to heal the body and developed a deep wish to integrate my knowledge of the body in movement and health.
It was a natural and inevitable step for me to explore the field of Oriental medicine so I undertook formal training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. I have completed a BSc (honours) degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and am licensed to practice acupuncture.
I work in resonance with the philosophy of Medical Alternatives and share Dr Tran's passion of Classical Chinese Medicine and Oriental healing wisdom.I believe in treating each individual as a unique and complete being with many different layers and elements which are constantly changing and influencing each other. According to Chinese medicine ill-health is a manifestation of an imbalance within and between these elements. Acupuncture is a very effective and elegant way to help you to regain this balance.
My experience in teaching ballet and practising Qi-Gong , understanding of human anatomy, energy work, and training in acupuncture, have been invaluable in guiding me to a deeper understand of a way to help others heal themselves.
I look forward to being able to share with you my experience of health. It would be a sheer delight for me to assist you to regain your external and internal balance and restore your well-being.
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Tomoko on:
07960-937-826 or firstname.lastname@example.org