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Ros Chambers Lic. Ac.

Ros ChambersAs a fully qualified Belfast Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Ros has provided alternative medical therapies at Synergy Healthcare Belfast and University Clinic Jordanstown.

Training & Qualifications
Registered with the P.R.T.C.M., Ros graduated from the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin. She has gained invaluable in hospital clinics in Nanjing, China and has studied facial rejuvenation with Virginia Doran, electroacupuncture with Dr Lee, Pregnancy and Childbirth with Debra Betts, Infertility with Dr. Lily Hua Ru and Japanese Acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto. Ros is also one of two affiliated acupuncturists for the Zita West network in Belfast specializing  in all aspects of male and female reproductive health.

• Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
- The strong academic staff of NJUCM are experienced in both theory and clinical training of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

• Debra Betts
- Debra, supervisor for the New Zealand School of Acupuncture at the Lower Hutt hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic , began specifically developing and teaching acupuncture courses for midwifery in 2010.

• Zita West
- Whether you are trying for a baby naturally or through IVF, the Zita West unique holistic approach is set apart from other fertility and IVF clinics. Ros has received training in this hol;istic approach to achieve optimum reproductive health as well as the diagnostic processes and treatment protocols.
Ros is one of Zita's affilliated practitioners.

• Kiiko Matsumoto
- Kiiko Matsumoto is internationally known for her scholarly work on acupuncture and interpretation of chinese classical text. Kiiko is mostly known for her ability to integrate the work of very important Japanese masters such as Master Nagano Master Kawai and Dr Manaka into a cohertent clinically effective style.  A Kiiko style practitioner such as Ros follows a palpation sequence which both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options which might be effective in treating a patient.

Passion & Practice
Ros has been in private practice offering Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2003. She has a comprehensive and holistic view of treatment whereby the person is at the centre of the diagnostic process and the whole self, not just the symptoms are addressed. Ros's skills are highly regarded and she has offered her treatments through two of Northern Ireland's best clinics, Synergy Healthcare Belfast and University Clinic Jordanstown. Ros offers acupuncture and moxibustion treatments at Holywood Health on the High Street in Holywood.

Moxa and Moxibustion
Moxibustion is an essential part of Chinese medicine which uses moxa, a soft woolly substance prepared from mugwort leaves (Artemisia vulgaris). In moxibustion the moxa is placed either directly on the skin or held just above it, over specific acupuncture points or meridians. The herb is lit and as it smoulders slowly, a therapeutic heat permeates the skin and affects the flow of "qi" (energy) and blood in the area being treated.

Direct moxibustion is more commonly used for specific areas needing treatment. The practitioner shapes the moxa into a tiny cone and places it directly on to the body before lighting. The lit moxa cone is removed as soon as the patient feels any sensation of heat. Moxibustion is a specialist technique demanding skilled clinical judgement and is contraindicated in certain cases.

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