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About Jess

Jess Birmingham treats adults and children with Japanese style acupuncture in mid-Cornwall. She continues to take advanced classes in Japanese style acupuncture, most particularly, intensive courses in Tokyo and Shikoku   and with Koshiishi sensei (below right) also in Tokyo. Jess began studying with Koshiishi sensei in 2015 and now uses this style of moxibustion, shiunko-kyo, extensively and effectively in her clinic. In 2016, she was invited to observe at Koshiishi sensei's Clinic in Tokyo, and returned in 2017.

Jess' initial acupuncture training (Lic.Ac) began in 1994 at the CICM, Reading, treating people from 1996 and fully qualifying in 1997. In 2008 she completed a further two year Certificate in Acupuncture for Children (Cert.Ac.(paed.) with Julian Scott et al, and went on to study Shonishin (needle free paediatric treatment) with Stephen Birch, and Japanese Kiiko Style Acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto from 2009. 

Jess Birmingham - Acupuncture Cornwall

Jess is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and rigorously observes their Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct. The Code of Safe Practice lays down stringent levels of hygiene and requires the use of sterile disposable needles. This code has been recognised by the government as providing robust self-regulation which meets the needs of the general public.

Jess is currently undertaking a 3 yr training in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) with White Crane Academy under the tutelage of Andrew Flower PhD, Simon King and Michi Naomoto et al. She is currently treating under direct supervision and integrating CHM into her practise.

She has worked at several complementary health clinics in Bristol, both private and as part of an NHS GP practice, including one of the UK's first multibed clinics, before coming back to work in Cornwall again. Jess now works in Trebyan, Lanhydrock and lives locally.