I am a qualified and experienced traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncturist with a strong interest in treating pain and musculo-skeletal problems, as well as gynaecological problems such as painful or irregular periods, PMT, infertility and problems in pregnancy, as well as emotional problems. My approach is to treat each patient individually by looking at their overall well-being, life-style and diet, providing dietary and life-style recommendations that are suitable to each patient and using a variety of techniques including TCM and Western style needling, electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, moxa and Chinese massage.

Valentina Profeta, Acupuncturist in Cambridge
British Acupuncture Council

TRAINING

I received extensive training at the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine and the NHS acupuncture pain clinics of the Whittington, Royal Free and North Middlesex hospitals in London, treating a wide variety of disorders and I have a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture from the University of Middlesex.

I regularly attend acupuncture workshops and seminars and keep updated with current research and clinical trials.

BAcC

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and I comply with the BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct as well as with current health and safety legislation.  I use fine sterile single-use disposable needles in my clinic.

AFN

I am a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network, a group for acupuncturists qualified and dedicated to treating gynaecological and fertility problems.

WESTERN & CHINESE TECHNIQUES

Through my experience training alongside experienced Chinese and Western practitioners, I have learnt to incorporate in my practice both traditional Chinese medicine and Western style acupuncture techniques to achieve optimal results. I have experience working with severe chronic pain patients with problems resulting from traumas as well patients with long standing neck, shoulder and back pain. I have also helped patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis managing their symptoms. 

LOCATIONS

I work in Cambridge and Suffolk and am also a therapist at the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre.