Andrea Joyce MSc Lic Ac mAAC mBANT rCNHC

I’m a fully qualified and registered acupuncturist, nutritional therapy practitioner and nutritionist based in Warwick. I retrained, having experienced the positive benefits of acupuncture and nutritional therapy for chronic pain, menopausal symptoms, digestive issues and food/histamine sensitivities, so I can support others in improving their health and wellbeing. 

Qualifications

  • Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac), three-year degree level included all aspects of Chinese Medical and Acupuncture theory, Western medical theory and a year working in supervised clinic. 
  • MSc in Nutritional Therapy covering nutrition and lifestyle medicine
  • ION (Institute of Optimum Nutrition) – Cancer: nutritional support before, during and after treatment and beyond (NTEC accredited training and assessment)
  • Zest4life Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate

I have completed additional post-qualification required by BANT to support clients with cancer and undertake mandatory ongoing training in this specialised area. Acupuncture and/or nutritional therapy are intended to support you in improving your overall health and wellbeing before, during and after treatment prescribed by your consultant and not as a treatment or a remedy for the cancer itself. Prior to embarking on acupuncture and/or nutritional therapy I would recommend you discuss this with the clinician responsible for your care and treatment. Integrative oncology combines conventional treatment with nutritional, lifestyle and complementary medicine with the aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Acupuncture Clinicians (AAC)
  • British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Continous Professional Development (CPD)

I regularly attend seminars, lectures and workshops to update my skills and knowledge with the latest acupuncture and nutrition health news and research. As part of my BANT membership I complete a minimum of 30 hours CPD per year.

Some of the acupuncture CPD I have completed includes: auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) ear acupuncture, cupping, trigger point acupuncture, mycotherapy (mushroom nutrition) and health testing.

Registrations, insurance and licensing

I work to both the AAC and BANT standards and professional guidelines, including BANT’s Code of Ethics and Practice and am compliant with relevant UK health and safety regulations. From a nutrition persepective I am regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I am also registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which regulates health and social care providers and is accountable to parliament. I hold full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover and an inspection and license from Warwick District Council.