Naomi Smith qualified from the University of Westminster School of Integrated Health graduating with a BSc Hons in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2008. She has been working as an acupuncturist since then and currently works in private practice in Clavering, Saffron Walden. Naomi has experience working in the NHS with a number of immune-related conditions, neurological and degenerative disorders, cancer, musculoskeletal problems, digestive disorders, infertility, post-traumatic stress, depression and addictions.
She has spent time living and working in Asia, learning different skills in the ancient Asian art of healing. During this time she trained in a WHO recognised hospital in Vietnam and worked in China developing skills in Qi Gong, Tui Na massage and diagnosis.
Naomi has worked with World Medicine in the Gaza strip treating refugees and training medics in Auricular acupuncture. She has also spent time giving acupuncture training to medical students in Myanmar and providing acupuncture treatments in refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece.
She has worked closely with Physiotherapists for sports injury prevention and rehabilitation and has also completed courses in Thai yoga massage, Shiatsu, Qi Gong, Tui Na and facial rejuvenation massage and acupuncture.
Naomi has a special interest in women's health and has completed training in IVF, pregnancy, birth preparation, induction and antenatal and postnatal support. She encourages women to have a short course of treatments on the lead up to birth to help reduce labour time and reduce the need for medical intervention. She also offers support in post-natal recovery.
Naomi is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the major regulatory body in the UK and works to strict standards as laid down by the Department of Health.
Naomi is also a qualified Yoga instructor, having qualitified initially in Ashtanga yoga in India, and since completed advanced Vinyasa teacher-training and specialized Yin yoga teacher-training courses. Se has practiced yoga for over 15 years. Through increased self awareness we are better able to listen to what our body needs and avoid unhealthy habits which lead to disease.