Ariane Thompson has practised acupuncture since 1998. She trained in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the Southwest College of Oriental Medicine in Bristol, obtaining a Diploma of Acupuncture and is a registered member of the British Register of Complementary Medicine (Oriental Medicine division).
She also trained in Shiatsu – sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles or acupressure at the European Shiatsu School in London and still uses elements of this effective therapy when needles are not appropriate. Through active professional development, Ariane is forever exploring, learning and deepening her knowledge about the many different treatment methods acupuncture offers. A special interest in recent years has been IVF support and fertility and she studied with Dr Tan to Advanced level,applying his famous and very effective Balance Method in her practice. Ariane completed a 2 year Transpersonal Psychology course in December 2016.
Before this, Ariane was a professional ballet dancer for 10 years and still teaches regularly. She believes this experience has helped in her present understanding of pain, stress, injury and good health.
She is married to a GP and they live in Leicestershire with their two children.