Acupuncturist Eileen Mannion graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York in 2009 and now works from her home treatment room in Skelmanthorpe, near Denby Dale. She offers acupuncture for fertility support, musculoskeletal problems, headaches/migraines, insomnia, stress/anxiety & other conditions. A variety of other associated therapies based on the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine may also be used, such as acupressure, cupping and moxibustion.
Eileen is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which represents professional acupuncturists and maintains standards of ethics, safe practice and discipline.
With over 3,000 members the British Acupuncture Council is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture.
Only fully trained acupuncturists can be registered with the BAcC.
“My first encounter with acupuncture was when my mum had some very beneficial treatment for Bell’s Palsy. Later I discovered that a friend had relied on acupuncture to help with the pains of endometriosis. That seems interesting, I thought.
I have always had a keen interest in living things and the human body, hence my first degree was a BSc Hons in Zoology and I then taught Biology for just over 20 years high school to A Level. There came a time when I was looking for a change in direction and acupuncture beckoned.
I subsequently trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture from where, after three years training I achieved a qualification in Acupressure Massage and my Acupuncture qualification (PGDipAc.)
Since qualifying I have attended many professional development courses to further my knowledge and keep my training up to date (a requirement for any member of the BAcC,) This training has included Musculoskeletal Workshops, several courses in Gynaecological/Fertility Issues and a course in Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture.
My spare time inevitably sees me walking or running with my dogs or, more recently out on my new bike!! The countryside in the Denby Dale area is hard to beat and come rain or shine (preferably shine,) up hill or down dale (preferably down dale,) I love it.”