Darren Stoyle Acupuncturist Torbay, Paignton & Totnes, UK
BSc(Hons) Lic.Ac MBAcC
I have always had an interest in spirituality and meditation and I learnt various healing systems including Reiki and other techniques alongside developing a meditation practice.
My first experience with acupuncture was with the treatment for post viral chronic fatigue and acupuncture helped me recover and return to work after a few treatments. This experience had a profound impact on me and I wanted to learn more about Chinese medicine.
It was while I was living and travelling in India for a year studying meditation, healing and meeting many enlightened teachers as well as teaching Reiki that I meet a Tibetan Doctor practicing Chinese medicine who finally inspired me to return to the UK and study acupuncture in-depth.
My Acupuncture Training
I studied acupuncture at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where I gained both a Licentiate in Acupuncture from the college and a degree from Kingston University qualifying in 2008.
The course consisted of an integrated style approach and training in both traditional Chinese acupuncture and 5 Element acupuncture as well as strong emphasis on conventional medical sciences. The course lasted for just under 4 years which included a year of clinical training treating patients in the college clinic. I am also a member of the British Acupuncture Council and am bound by their strict code of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct and am fully insured.
After graduation I continued my studies and professional development and studied Japanese acupuncture in the style of Kiiko Matsumoto with Andy Harrop and Kiiko Matsumoto as well as Dr Tan Balance method and Master Tung style of acupuncture. I have also trained in treating fertility, acupuncture for sports injuries, Tui Na and cosmetic acupuncture as well as studying Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I have also completed in-depth training in Scenar and have studied with Debra Graham and with Alexander Revenko, one of the founders and inventors of Scenar, and the Scenar Academy of Russia.