Extraordinary Meridians!

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

13-15 September 2019
De Vere Staverton Estate,

Rachel Peckham and Phil Montgomery

Workshop title

Acupuncture in the community
NADA clinics from the Al Manaar Mosque, Kensington, in collaboration with World Medicine
Acupuncture in the rural community, Gujarat province, India: World Medicine Charity UK

Workshop times

Saturday 10.00-11.00

Workshop description

This presentation will introduce the NADA protocol and discuss the increasing widespread use of NADA for different communities in the UK and across the globe. It will focus on the current NADA clinic that has been set up at the Al Manaar Mosque following the Grenfell fire. Treatment is offered to anybody in the community as all have been affected. It is thought that 11,000 people will have mental health issues as a result of the tragedy.

The World Medicine Charity (WM) presentation will add to the collaboration work on the above discussing WM work in the rural community of Chaparda, Gujarat province India. Here a multibed drop-in facility is run from the local hospital offering an integrated modality of acupuncture, moxa, massage and cupping free to hundreds of patients.

Speaker biography

Rachel Peckham

Rachel has been practising acupuncture since 1994. Alongside her private clinic, she has worked as a clinician in various NHS trials and has given lectures for various acupuncture colleges including seminars on auricular acupuncture. Rachel served 15 years as a trustee and trainer for NADA-UK working within the NHS and the voluntary sector. She holds an MSc from Westminster University which includes a study on the role and the impact of the NADA protocol at the Core Trust. During recent years Rachel has been working with World Medicine and trained hospital staff in a small village in Gujurat to provide an auricular treatment to aid pain management for the local people.

Phil Montgomery

Phil is an enthusiastic and passionate acupuncturist from Nth Yorkshire. After achieving a first class honors degree in Tradition Chinese Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) Phil opened Selby Acupuncture Clinic in 2011; an expanding business employing 2 practitioners. He also took up employment with the NCA where his roles have increased to include Business Stream leader, teaching on the Clinical Skills and Points Stream, the Practitioner Development Stream and locum supervising in the Teaching Clinic.

In 2013 Phil was invited to join World Medicine Charitable Trust (WM) as a volunteer giving acupuncture in India to the impoverished local rural community. Here Phil played an important role in setting up an Acupuncture Pain clinic and training local hospital staff in the administration of auricular acupuncture. He has visited India 4 times and was team leader on the last 2 visits. He is now on the board of trustees of WM.

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