Shirley Weaver

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Chinese herbal medicine

BSc(Hons) Acupuncture

Member of British Acupuncture Council

Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture


For Appointments and information please tel: 07980 650 478

About Shirley Weaver

Shirley has over twenty years experience as a health care professional with over ten years in complementary medicine. She has studied Swedish massage, aromatherapy, integrative massage, reflexology and Neuro-linguistic Therapy. In recent year she has broadened her knowledge to encompass Chinese herbs enhancing her role as a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist.

She trained atWestminsterUniversityachieving a BSc (Hons) in acupuncture and is now a registered Member of the British Acupuncture Council. Shirley went on to study at the York Northern College of Acupuncture, gaining a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Her skill and knowledge has been recognised and drawn invitations to join an academic establishment.

What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang and aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.

However, the tradition as a whole places great emphasis on lifestyle management in order to prevent disease before it occurs. Chinese medicine recognises that health is more than just the absence of disease and it has a unique capacity to maintain and enhance our capacity for well being and happiness.

Shirley offers Traditional Chinese acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, dietary therapy, massage, cupping, moxa, and gua sha.

Acupuncture – what is it?

It encompassed an eastern philosophy and over 2000 years of experience. The treatment helps both physical and emotional problems. The WHO recommends its use for over 40 conditions with the main areas including digestive, muscular-skeletal, gynaecological, neurological, emotional, ear, eye, nose and throat disorders as well as miscellaneous disorders such as stress, chronic fatigue and immune system tonification. These headings are vague so Shirley would be happy to discuss your specific health condition in more detail with you.

Sensation of acupuncture

Most patients feel minimal pain and some feel no pain at all as the needles are inserted.

Does it work?

Many patients report recovery from their illness or condition after using acupuncture or a general feeling of well-being.

Acupuncture and you

Lifestyle, age, physiology and other factors combine to make every person different. A treatment that works for one person may have to be changed to work on another who had the same condition.

You do not have to believe in acupuncture for it to work as it is used on animals with success, but as the old saying goes “it does help if you do”.

People that take control of their health are more likely to improve so Shirley encompasses this idea by making the treatment a partnership towards health.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese Herbal medicine goes back to the 3rd century BC. This medicine as with any other is continually developing in response to changing clinical conditions and continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge. Because of its clinical effectiveness it has for centuries had a very great influence in the East, and more recently has grown in popularity in the West.

Shirley prefers to prescribe either patent pills or powders to her clients as they fit in better with the hectic lifestyle that we all tend to lead.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Shirley trained inYorkwith Virginia Doran, MS, LAc, LMT, fromUSA, an experienced teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation.

The treatment is holistic, encompassing the Traditional Chinese acupuncture plus the use of fine needles on the face to:-

  • Reduce sagging tendency around eyes and neck
  • Increase collagen production
  • Eliminates fine lines and reduces deeper wrinkles
  • Increases circulation so improves facial colour
  • Reduces stress evident in the face
  • Helps eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and eliminating excess fluids
  • Improves hormonal balance and benefits hormonal acne
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Promotes overall health and well being
  • Brings out your innate beauty and radiance

Contraindication of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.