I trained for three years at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading for my Licentiate. This is where I formally studied Five Element Acupuncture, TCM Acupuncture and Patent Herbs, in addition to Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology. Later, I studied for a further year in order to convert this training into an accredited Bachelor of Science Honours Degree. Since that time, I have been in continuous practice and have extended my professional Kim Maidmentknowledge-base by achieving accreditations in, amongst other things, Bio-Magnetics and Tuina. As a Member of the Complementary Medical Association, I am bound by the Society’s strict Code of Ethics and have to undertake regular training modules as part of my on going professional development.

As a child, my father was in the RAF, so I went to 14 schools and lived in Malta, Germany, Belgium and the UK in many places. My family came from Torbay so we moved back here when he left the RAF, then I joined the Merchant Navy as a Radio Officer. After many different redundancies and jobs as an Electronics Engineer I re-trained as an Acupuncturist and here I am!

I have many interests including Motorcycling, Scuba Diving, Walking, Photography, Web site design, Gardening, Building and Painting.