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Martine Niven

BSc (hons) Lic Ac, MBAcC, DipTn, Dip Paed

Martine trained at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading, qualifying from a four year BSc Hons degree in Acupuncture, specialising in the intergrated styles of both Five Element and TCM Acupuncture. She holds a diploma in Tui Na (Traditional Chinese Medical Massage) and has completed a diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture specialising in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents. This was a year diploma course run and taught by renowned and prestigious practitioners Julian and Teresa Scott and Dr Stephen Gascoigne. Click here for more on Children’s Treatments.

She is ITEC trained in a number of holistic therapies including: Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling and is a qualified Reiki Master. She has also taught CPD courses in Five Elements Theory and in Tui na. 

A dedicated practitioner of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts for many years Martine currently practices and teaches classes in Qi Gong, Meditation and Shaolin Kung Fu; Recently becoming a 35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Disciple after taking her Bai Shi Ceremony with her Master, 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior, Shifu Shi Yanming. For the past 10 years she has been actively involved in running and teaching for UK Shaolin Temple in Southampton and runs her own school here in Bournemouth, Natural Elements Martial Arts. 

Martine believes in the best quality of care for her patients and for this reason she is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and adheres to their standards of care and strict codes of conduct and practice.

Martine also runs the Chinese Medicine Health Clinic Facebook page offering free advice and information.   

Martines believes in continual professional development and for this reason is about to start a three year course in Chinese Herbal Medicine with The white Crane Acamedy in London with Course leader Andrew Flowers.