We run two clinics here at the college. The teaching clinic and our practitioner clinic.
There are seven fully qualified practitioners with a wealth of experience and expertise.
People come to one of our clinics with a variety of complaints. Often people will come for treatment even when nothing is medically wrong, they just want to feel better in themselves.
When you come for treatment your acupuncturist will spend considerable time asking you questions and getting to know you. In this way you will receive a treatment that not just aims to relieve you of your symptoms but also to help you feel better. Frequently patients will comment, "I’m feeling better in myself" which refers to such things as increased energy and vitality, greater enjoyment of life and greater confidence.
Some people come for preventative treatment that is aimed at maintaining health and improving a sense of wellbeing.
All the practitioners are members of the British Acupuncture Council or the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and have been practising for many years.
Information and appointments
If you are considering treatment and wish to speak to a practitioner before making an appointment in either of our clinics, you can contact the college for more information or help you to make a decision.
Consultation (90 minutes) - £65
Follow up appointments (45 minutes) - £48
Herbs consultation - £55
Follow up appointments - £48
Please note prices will change to the below from January 2024
Acupuncture consultation (up to 90 minutes) - £70
Follow up appointments (up to 45 minutes) - £50
Herbs consultation - £60
Follow up appointments - £50
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
To find out more or book an appointment call 0118 9508889
Has been in practice since 1982. Since 1997 she has been practising in Reading as well as teaching on the acupuncture course at the college. She also offers supervision/mentoring for acupuncturists. To book appointments with Magda: https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Magda-Koc. Magda is not taking on new patients at the moment.
Has been in practice since 1989. He treats a wide range of conditions using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. He has taught acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the college since it was founded. To book appointments with Greg https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Greg-Lampert Greg is not taking on new patients at the moment.
Has been practising since 1999. He teaches on the acupuncture degree course at the college and is responsible for its research and reflective practice programme. To book appointments with Peter https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Peter-Linthwaite
Has been a qualified acupuncturist since 1989. She teaches Chinese medicine theory, practical acupuncture skills and research at the college. She also directs the college clinical outcome study and supervises students as module leader for the research and reflective practice programme. If you are a current patient of Jackie's you can book follow up appointments here: https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/JackieShaw. Jackie is not taking on new patients at the moment.
Has been in practice since 1999 and is also the Vice Principal. She has 2 children and has witnessed at first hand the benefits of acupuncture in pregnancy and childbirth. She is a tuina practitioner and a kundalini yoga instructor. To book appointments with Karen https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Karen-Starr
Has been in practice since 2004. He treats a wide range of conditions using acupuncture and has a particular interest in the impact of our psychology on our health. Tom is experienced in treating both adults and children. To book appointments with Tom https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Tom-BrydonSmith
Has been in practice since 2007. He is the Principal of the college, clinical supervisor, personal tutor and teacher of Chinese medicine. In 2015 he published his research studying the effects of acupuncture treatment on autistic children. He is also a shiatsu therapist. To book appointments with Jonathan https://CollegeOfIntegratedChineseMedicine-ClinicBookingPage.as.me/Jonathan-Pledger
"I love the teaching at CICM, it is varied, interesting and extremely inspiring and the teachers all have a wealth of experience to draw on.”
“CICM was suggested by an acupuncturist I know and recommended for its high-quality tuition and professional approach. I knew I wanted to explore a degree course and after my open day experience I knew it had to be CICM.”
"I recently joined CICM and there are so many things I love about the place. The teachers are genuinely helpful and want us to do well. The place has a calm, harmonic feel and studying has already had a tangible benefit to my lifestyle and health."
"I was an electrician before I started studying acupuncture. It might not seem like it but there are overlaps between them, you look at a circuit and work out where the problem is coming from and then rectify it. The difference is with acupuncture I’ll help people to get better!"
"Since embarking on this course, I have been astounded every day by the passion that this subject has sparked in me. I realised very quickly that I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I can only describe it as finally finding my place in the universe and becoming part of something much bigger than myself."
"I wanted to become an acupuncturist as I prefer to use natural remedies which are in line with my faith and cultural background. I have witnessed the profound effects treatment can have on patients. CICM has an excellent reputation and I love the whole package here, especially the staff and supportive teachers."
"I appreciated the integrated style of TCM and the five elements as being the most profound way to reach and help people. This was the best possible start to a long acupuncture career that I could possibly wish for."
"My years at CICM will always hold a special place in my mind. It was like entering Hogwarts. The subjects are mind-expanding, the teachers and tutors really passionate and always keen to answer questions and give guidance. It has transformed me as a person and changed the way I see people, emotions, relationships, disease and health."
The teachers are really supportive and make every effort to tailor how they teach to suit the different styles of students. I like to question things and look at things from different angles - and the teachers have always supported me by being there to answer things by email after class, recommend further reading, or even being there to support me when I set up a Chinese medicine society for the college.
The course covers a huge range of topics, angles and perspectives, and whilst so much of it is new, unfamiliar and challenging at times- especially the 'hands on practical aspects- I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing, or anywhere else I’d rather be doing it. CICM is a hub of connection, commitment and energy, and something I am honoured to be part of.
All of my teachers are practicing therapists with a library of information and experience to reinforce their words and the lectures. I have gained a lot of insight into myself and I often find myself reflecting on what we learned in class and applying it to life. I am recommending the course to everyone I know!
As I was in my late forties I was concerned that I was too old, however the Open Day dispelled any doubts that I had as the age range of students and staff spanned from 18 to 80. The beautiful building was a joy to explore and I felt immersed in the world of Chinese Medicine. It was a cocoon of learning in the heart of Reading and only ten minutes’ walk from the train station.