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David Hartmann

David Hartmann started studying a Diploma of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) almost straight out of secondary school and graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane in 1997 at the age of just 23. He then set-up his own acupuncture clinic and has been treating patients regularly since then.

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Jonathan Shubs

Naturopathic Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education (Swiss); Ac. Dipl. TCM-FVS, FNMTC, NVS, EMR, ASCA.

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Beverley de Valois, PhD LicAc FBAcC MBLS

Beverley is a Researcher in Integrative Medicine in the Supportive Oncology Research Team (SORT) in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust incorporating Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. For nearly 25 years, she has focused on using acupuncture in the supportive care of people living with and beyond cancer.

Beverley lectures internationally and is a prolific author, with numerous publications including her book Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship: Recovery, Renewal, and Transformation published by Singing Dragon in July 2023.

Education

•PhD in Health (Acupuncture) from University of West London, 2007. •PGCE in Research Methods from University of West London, 2004. •LicAc in Acupuncture from College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, 1999. •MA in Aesthetics from University of Reading, 1986. •BA (Hons) in Modern English Literature from Kingston University, 1984.

Work Experience

•Researcher in Integrative Medicine at Supportive Oncology Research Team (SORT), East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust incorporating Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (1999 - Present). •Part-time Acupuncturist, Self-employed (1999 - Present). •Author (2012 - Present). •Senior Lecturer at University of West London (2003 - 2007). •Aromatherapist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust (1996 - 2003).

Honorary and Other Positions

•Research Advisor at Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork UK (July 2019 - Present). •Chair of BLS Scientific Committee, British Lymphology Society (Oct 2017 - Oct 2020). •Honorary Research Fellow at University of Bristol (Sept 2011 - Present). •Fellow at British Acupuncture Council (2011 - Present).

Selected Publications

•de Valois B, Young T (2023) Lessons Learned in 20 Years of Acupuncture Research. European Journal of Oriental Medicine 10:2. de Valois B, Young T, Thorpe P, Degun T, Corbishley K. (2022) Acupuncture in the real world: evaluating a 15-year NADA auricular acupuncture service for breast cancer survivors experiencing hot flushes and night sweats as a consequence of adjuvant hormonal therapies. Supportive Care in Cancer. Jun;30(6):5063-5074. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-06898-7. ►link to the article

•Langevin HM, Keely P, Mao J, Hodge LM, Schleip R, Deng G, Hinz B, Swartz MA, de Valois BA, Zick S, Tindley T (2016) Connecting (T)issues: How Research in Fascia Biology Can Impact Integrative Oncology. Cancer Research doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-0753 ►link to the article

•de Valois B, Asprey A, Young T (2016) “The monkey on your shoulder”: a qualitative study of lymphoedema patients’ attitudes to and experiences of acupuncture and moxibustion (acu/moxa). Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. vol. 2016, Article ID 4298420, 14 pages. doi:10.1155/2016/4298420 ►link to the article

•de Valois B, Young T, Glynne-Jones R, Scarlett C, Staebler F (2016) Limiting chemotherapy side effects by using moxa. Using daily self-administered indirect moxibustion to St 36 zu san li to reduce chemotherapy-induced pancytopenia: study protocol for a feasibility study. European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 8(3) 29-39.

A complete list of Beverley de Valois' publications can be found at her ►website.

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