“My approach is to provide a high quality treatment to ease pain and restore function. Alongside this, I help clients understand the cause of their complaint and what they themselves can do to resolve or manage the problem.”
On leaving school, I studied genetics at the University of Nottingham and graduated with a first class honours degree in 1997. I went on to study postgraduate genetics at the University of St. Andrews, completing my Masters in Philosophy in 1998. I then decided to pursue a career that would allow me to work in a helping role directly with the public. I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 2003 with a first class honours degree and have worked fulltime as an osteopath ever since.
I began practising acupuncture in 2006 after taking a foundation course in medical acupuncture. In 2014 I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class B.Sc. in traditional acupuncture.
During 2015 and 2016, I was a volunteer acupuncturist at St. Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green. In 2016 I joined the team at the Neil Cliffe Centre (based at Wythenshawe Hospital and run by St. Ann’s Hospice), providing acupuncture for people with life-limiting conditions.
With a view to developing my longstanding interest in how diet affects health, I completed a diploma in Human Nutrition at the University of Chester in 2018, graduating with a distinction.
Always keen to learn new techniques and stay up to date with progress in my fields, I regularly attend professional development courses around the country. I have studied a variety of different styles of bodywork including Ayurvedic massage training in India, no-hands massage, shiatsu and tuina (Chinese massage).
I continually access research literature to help me provide the most effective treatment for my clients. I have myself published two papers:
Halsey, E. J., Xing, M., & Stockley, R. C. (2015). Acupuncture for joint symptoms related to aromatase inhibitor therapy in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer: a narrative review. Acupuncture in Medicine, 33(3), 188-195.
Ritchie, M. G., Halsey, E. J., & Gleason, J. M. (1999). Drosophila song as a species-specific mating signal and the behavioural importance of Kyriacou & Hall cycles in D. melanogaster song. Animal Behaviour, 58(3), 649-657.
I am registered with most major healthcare insurance companies, including Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, and WPA. If I am not registered with your insurance company, let me know and I may be able to rectify this.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy and the British Medical Acupuncture Council.