christopher woodward

Christopher Woodward (LicAc, MBAcC)

Acupuncturist

Christopher is a highly regarded Acupuncturist specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Five Element style of acupuncture. He is also a Craniosacral Therapist and Reiki Master as well as an Internal Martial Artist practicing Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Ba Gua, I Ching, and Xingue meditations.

Christopher has experience of working in a variety of areas including addictions, infertility, pre and post-natal care, with children, and with cancer patients.

Currently, Christopher practices Acupuncture at the charity, Breast Cancer Haven, where he has seen patients for over 15 years. He also holds clinics at a the specialist cancer treatment centre, Leaders in Oncology Care, in Harley Street where he gives lectures to patient groups about meditation, complementary health care, and recovery potential, often ending with a meditation/relaxation technique that is learned in minutes, presenting information and tools that are immediately useful in daily life.

Through collaboration with A Resilient Mind, Christopher also offers one-to-one acupuncture treatment to employees of corporate clients (on-site where possible) and delivers seminars to raise awareness of complimentary health care in terms of its potential to heal, maintain and enhance health, its ability to increase productivity, and its interaction with traditional medicine.

Christopher strongly believes that the way we view medicine needs to expanded beyond pathology. There is common ground to our physiology and humanity, whether we call ourselves the employer, employee, patient, medic or practitioner. There is cause and effect in life. Often when things begin they are small. Small can be easy to treat. It is fear that may hold us back from engaging in something new; but it is intuition, built on common sense and life experience, that can allow us to be open to more possibilities.

Acupuncture should be an effective and painless modality. It can be practised on many different levels, according to the practitioners’ training, most externally easing stiff muscles and tendons, but most internally to open up to our potential as we continue to develop through life. The root to our growth is the quality and effectiveness of our assimilation (digestion), sleep (recovery) and breathing (emotions/stress).

The two main “non medical” complaints in the workplace are stress and tiredness. Even complex “medical” conditions may have their historic untreated root here. Investment in our self is investment in our potential, our health, and our happiness. The human recovery and adaptive potential is enormous if we give it space. Simple ground in a complicated life.

Christopher is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.