Kyoko Durnall BSc(Hons)TCM:Ac, MBAcC, MRCHM, Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM,USA), DipCHM(OB/GYN)
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
USA certified (NCCAOM), licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist since 2005
Associate of The Women's Natural Health Clinic
Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network
Member of Acupuncture for Childbirth Team (ACT) Hertfordshire
Listed TCM practitioner of Herts & Essex Fertility Centre
Oriental medicine was always familiar to me as I was born in Japan. I was strongly attracted and fascinated with the world of Ki (Qi) initially through Tai Chi Chuan training, Qi Gong and Shiatsu. After developing a deeper understanding of oriental medicine, I decided to pursue advanced training in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine.
I trained at The University of Westminster gaining a BSc degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, and qualifying as Acupuncturist in 2001. I then continued my studies of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the U.S.A. and qualified with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicinevisit ACAOM(ACAOM), in Houston, U.S.A. There I became a diplomate in Oriental Medicine, (visitNCCAOM)(National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine),(U.S.A.).
I have undertaken further training in China and had great benefit from participating in the Clinical Internship Programme in the Hangzhou Hospital of TCM, affiliated to Zhejiang University of TCM.
In continuing to develop my understanding of Chinese Medicine, I have attended many advanced seminars on a variety of subjects. I have special interests in treating gynaecological conditions, fertility and pregnancy (I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network and Acupuncture for Childbirth Team (ACT) Hertfordshire). I have undertaken extensive post graduate studies with leading figures in these specialist area such as Prof. Wu Yuning, Jane Lyttleton, Zita West, Debra Betts, Jill Glover, Andrew Flower, Shulan Tang, Kiiko Matsumoto and Trevor Wing. Some of other seminars I have attended are: Mazin Al-Khafaji's seminar on allergic & autoimmune disease and Dermatology in Chinese Medicine and Professor Shen Pi'an's seminar for Managing rheumatoid arthritis with Chinese medicine. Recently I have also completed the seminar "Supporting those with cancer, An integrated medicine approach" lectured by Michael McIntyre and Christopher Etheridge, 16 hours online seminar of "Understanding and treating the breast cancer patient - integration on all levels" by Amy Sear and 15 hours online seminar of "The Treatment of Cancer and Autoimmune Illness using classic formulas" by Dr Huang Huang.
I hold a post graduate diploma (Chinese Herbal Medicine) in TCM Clinical Gynaecology and Obstetrics and am an associate practitioner of The Women's Natural Health Clinic. I am listed as one of the preferred providers of Acupuncture services of Herts & Essex Fertility Centre. Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment tailored to the specific traditional diagnosis of what is wrong with each individual's reproductive health is a important key factor of successful treatment (please visit the fertility page).
My treatments include Chinese Herbal Medicine (individually prescribed herbal powder or capsules), Electro Acupuncture, ear acupuncture, TDP heat lamp therapy and Shiatsu massage(including deep abdominal massage), which I completed 3-year practitioner training programme in 1997. They are used in conjunction with Acupuncture when I feel appropriate for the patient/condition.
I enjoy practising yoga, meditation, walking and slow jogging and offer my patients practical help with breathing, diet advice and some exercises when appropriate.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Councilvisit BAcC(MBAcC) & The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicinevisit RCHM(MRCHM). All BAcC & RCHM members have achieved recognised standards of qualification, have full professional insurance and are bound by Codes of Conduct and Good Practice.