Ann Berni-Wright

Acupuncturist and Naturopath
(Lic. Ac MBAcC.)

 

Individuals

My introduction to acupuncture was over 20 years ago. I had been struggling with allergies, related skin issues, felt anxious and worn out. I had tried everything with little change, until a friend recommended an acupuncturist. The experience was life changing.

Acupuncture has had such a profound impact on my health and wellbeing and continues to inspire me. It led me to retrain as an acupuncturist at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London, alongside working in the arts. I am now a qualified Acupuncturist and Naturopath, registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine, over 2000 years old. Holistic in nature, it works by maintaining your body’s balance to promote the best health for both mind and body. It recognises how we are all different, with every treatment plan tailored to treat both the root cause and related symptoms, with an understanding that our bodies have an innate wisdom.

Very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of energy – known as Qi – which is often depleted, stuck or wayward due to our lifestyle or environmental reasons and the many stresses of modern life. Other techniques I use include Cupping, Electro-acupuncture, Moxibustion and Gua sha. I also offer Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment which aims to increase collagen and circulation, reduce fines lines and wrinkles, giving a fresh glow.

I am really passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and practise acupuncture with a naturopathic approach to support physical, emotional and mental health. For me, it’s vital that people feel seen and heard as part of their healing. Placing great importance on creating a safe, calm and caring environment, I actively listen and diagnose specific patterns of disharmony to devise the most effective treatment plan for each individual.

Acupuncture is increasing recognised for its benefits. Some of the symptoms and conditions listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being effectively treated by acupuncture include: 

• Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue and Stress
• Digestive disorders including Constipation, Diarrhoea, Indigestion
• Gynaecological conditions including PMS, Menopause, Infertility
• Migraines, Headaches and Insomnia
• Muscular-Skeletal such as Arthritis, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica
• Respiratory conditions including Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis
• Skin conditions

Further Experience

To further expand my knowledge and enhance my practice I am supporting final year acupuncture students as an assistant supervisor in clinic at CNM. I am mentoring with Tracey Stevens in her Roots Cause Practice work at The Healing Point. I have also completed Reiki I and Reiki II levels of Holy Fire® III World Peace Reiki with Diana Cox.

Fees

Acupuncture

Initial Consultation: £70 (up to 90mins)
Follow Up Treatments: £60 (up to 60mins)

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Treatment: £80 (up to 60mins)
Package of 6 Treatments: £400

Private Healthcare

If you have private health insurance it may cover all or part of the cost of treatment. Please check with your individual health provider. The British Acupuncture Council has further information here.

Membership

I am accredited by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), professionally insured by Locktons and registered with the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).