About Stephen

Stephen West

Stephen West

Stephen West (BSc.Lic.Ac.MAcSAc) is a fully qualified acupuncturist practicing in West Sussex and Kent. Stephen graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in 2004, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine. He has been in Private practice since and is currently practicing acupuncture in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and Horsham, West Sussex.

Stephen also belongs to The Acupuncture Society and is a teacher and Clinic Supervisor at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM).

See below for Stephen’s qualifications.

What Kind of Acupuncture does Stephen Practice?

Stephen is an ICOM trained practitioner, therefore he practices Classical acupuncture. Stephen takes into consideration all the aspects of the individual in order to address the root cause of the condition rather than just the symptoms alone. Treating conditions this way helps to eradicate any underlying conditions as well as the symptoms in order to minimise re-occurrence.

Stephen achieves great results from his practice and continues to improve his skills through regular study and CPD courses.


Stephen demonstrating Chinese pulse diagnosis

Stephen also practices facial acupuncture in Tunbridge Wells for facial revitalisation and the promotion of healthy skin. This kind of treatment brings about an enhanced complexion and healthy glow to the face as well as helping to eradicate small lines and wrinkles and enhancing the elasticity of the skin to have a mild lifting effect. For more information on facial acupuncture please click here…

Through his extensive training, Stephen West is qualified to treat a wide range of conditions. He has achieved great results using acupuncture for migraines, infertility treatment, gynecological conditions and pain relief in general. He also wrote a Thesis on acupuncture for insomnia and knows a great deal about the subject.

During his acupuncture studies, Stephen also achieved a Diploma in Swedish massage, thus further expanding his knowledge and understanding of human anatomy. He is also a Second Degree Reiki practitioner. For more information on massage and bodywork please click here…

Stephen regularly gives talks to the public to inform them about the benefits of acupuncture. He has also attended shows and given demonstrations on the effectiveness of acupuncture diagnosis and treatment. (Left, Stephen giving a pulse diagnosis demonstration at the Ardingly Show in 2012).

Why Stephen West became an acupuncturist

Stephen West BSc.Lic.Ac.MAcSAc

Stephen West BSc.Lic.Ac.MAcSAc

Stephen was lead to the study of acupuncture through his love of the martial arts, a journey he began at the age of seven. In his early teens he began delving deeper into his martial arts practices by studying martial philosophy, which led him to the study of Chinese philosophy and later, Chinese medicine. Stephen became a martial arts instructor at the age of 19 and ran two successful classes in the South London areas until the end of his acupuncture studies in 2004. He then traveled extensively throughout Asia for a year to further his knowledge of the martial arts and acupuncture.

For further enquiries, Stephen West can be reached directly on 07962 675311 or by email acuwest@gmail.com

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