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Eleanor Breen, BSc(Hons) LicAc MBAcC

I decided to train as an acupuncturist after having treatment myself and being amazed by its effects. I found that acupuncture helped my original condition as well as profoundly improving my enjoyment of life. I decided I wanted to be able to provide the same positive health benefits for others.

I trained for 3½ years at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine where I achieved a BSc (Hons) in acupuncture. The training combined two styles of acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is the main style used in China today, and Five Element Acupuncture which focuses more on the emotions and treats constitutional strengths and weaknesses. Combining these styles enables me to provide a treatment appropriate for you as an individual, giving physical, mental and emotional balance.


A few years ago I spent time at the Acupuncture Institute of Anandanagar in West Bengal, a free clinic providing healthcare to one of the poorest rural communities in India. I saw patients with everything from chronic pain or infectious diseases to children with developmental problems caused by malnutrition. Working there affirmed the benefits that acupuncture can bring to people’s lives.

For many years I also set up and ran a low cost Community Acupuncture clinic in Exeter called The Peoples Acupuncture Project. Although I left in 2020, the clinic continues to thrive and I’m delighted that it still provides fantastic affordable acupuncture to the people of Exeter

Having taken a year off to have my daughter, I am now working at a slightly slower pace to help me balance family life.

Positive health is more than just the absence of disease; it’s about feeling in control of your own life and well-being. For a positive treatment outcome I believe it is important that you choose an acupuncturist that you feel you can trust and connect with. You’re welcome to call or meet me for a chat to ask me any questions you may have before you decide to come for treatment.


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