About Mary

Hi, I’m Mary and I’m a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

I work in Oxhey, Watford a short walk from Bushey Station.

I began my career as a nurse in Cork, Ireland. Then while training to be a midwife in East London, I discovered Acupuncture, and first trained in Five Element Acupuncture.

Since then I have continued to expand my acupuncture knowledge and skills. Including:

  • Learning Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.
  • Learning Japanese Acupuncture and Facial Acupuncture.
  • Multiple courses focused on helping couples with fertility and pregnancy. I’m currently an active member of the Zita West network, Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT) and Pregnancy and Parenthood Alliance (PAPA).
  • Visiting China and learning from acupuncturists there.

I draw upon all these experiences to formulate custom treatment plans to fit my patients’ needs.

The beauty of acupuncture is that it treats the body as a whole, rather than working in isolation on one specific area.

Acupuncture can help us maintain optimal health throughout our life.

I find it a pleasure to be a practitioner and support you on your journey.


The testimonials adjacent are all from recent patients.

Ideally it would be great to share with you their names/pictures, but of course these are sensitive subjects, and I regard my patients confidentiality of the upmost importance.

Should you have a similar need to them I can certainly talk you through the treatment plan that helped them.

Natural Pregnancy Success


I started seeing Mary to help me with the stress and strains of trying to conceive.

I was having trouble with anxiety brought on by the month to month waiting, at this point I’d been trying naturally for a year.

She listened and offered the kind of help and advice that is sometimes difficult to get from friends and family.

I did weekly sessions for a month, starting at the beginning of my cycle and conceived that same cycle!

I am really pleased and intend to see Mary throughout my pregnancy.

Pregnancy Pain & Discomfort Relief


I visited Mary on several occasions during my pregnancy for lower back and pelvis pain.

I found Mary extremely caring and professional and found that the acupuncture was very effective.

I could not have continued my commute into London as long as I did without the treatment I received.

Thanks Mary

IVF Success


I booked an appointment for acupuncture treatment with Mary and it was the best decision I ever made.

At the time I was struggling to conceive and due to severe endometriosis I had been told by doctors that the only way I could possibly fall pregnant was via IVF treatment.

Alongside my IVF treatment I saw Mary for acupuncture as my extensive research told me that acupuncture can improve your chances of conceiving.

Mary was extremely informative and reassuring at every appointment.

She radiated positivity and I felt so relaxed during and following my appointments with her.

I have no doubt in my mind that she played a part in my successful pregnancy and I cannot thank her enough for it.

I have recommended her to several friends going through a similar situation and I will continue to recommend her so that others can benefit from her expertise.

Success Overcoming Pregnancy Complications


I was diagnosed with hyperemesis and this was my first pregnancy.

I was extremely ill and ended up on hospital, on a drip and on anti sickness tablets.

Then I stumbled upon acupuncture – I was willing to try anything!

After only three sessions I was able to go back to work and the sickness has eased considerably.

I continued with a few more top-up sessions but by week 10 I was almost free from any major episodes of my sickness.

It 100% worked for me.

Mary is a member of the following organisations:

British Acupuncture Council Zita West Zita West

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