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Balquees Ali

About Balquees Ali

I developed an interest in acupuncture after having treatment myself for persistent and debilitating migraines and now regard myself to be migraine free. I trained and qualified in acupuncture at the renowned Northern College of Acupuncture in York, graduating in 2009. I am an accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), a West Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator for regional members and I am a Professional Development Lead with the British Acupuncture Council. Before I discovered Acupuncture I was a teacher with specialisms in food and nutrition, I also have skills in clinical supervision, counselling and psychotherapy having worked in private, public and voluntary sectors within a counselling context. Having spent nearly 15 years’ within the profession I developed the ability to establish effective therapeutic relationships with my patients. My passion for acupuncture is complemented by a deepening experience in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. I believe that with my nutrition, counselling and teaching backgrounds I can help, enable, empower and support individuals to value the importance of self care. Recent developments in my practice are the study and application of auriculotherapy, a principle that considers the ear to be a map of the body whereby treating a point in the ear can have positive impact elsewhere on the body. I regularly share educational material relating to TCM, you can email with any questions relating to Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pain Management and TCM


  As a traditionally trained Acupuncturist I regularly get people coming to me for the treatment of pain; often as a last resort but also as part of a holistic pain management strategy working in partnership with other health professionals … Continue reading


Needles? Ouch! 10 Myths About Acupuncture


There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. Below are 10 of the common acupuncture … Continue reading


Acupuncture and Fertility Challenges


  Working within health and wellbeing I have learnt to become more conscious with my words. For example, I prefer to use the phrase ‘fertility challenges’ instead of ‘infertile’ when working with patients who have come to me for treatment … Continue reading


Tips for Optimum Summer Health


Most of us look forward to the summer months; it makes a welcome change from the short darker days, cold weather and low mood experienced in the winter months. The weather tends to be warm, the sun is out, everything … Continue reading