Lifei Gibson

Acupuncturist + Herbalist

Herbalist in Sheffield

“Herbs truly shine as powerful facilitators in helping people to reconnect with nature and with their own unique potential to live the life they choose”.

 

About Lifei

Lifei has more than 10 years working experience in the UK and 2
years working experience in Xiamen Traditional Chinese Medicine
Hospital in China. Having been resident in the UK for more than
20 years. She is fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin).
Lifei provides treatments for all kinds of pain, stress, anxiety, allergies, gynaecological problems, skin conditions, addictions and
much more.

She also specialises in acute and chronic pain plus women’s health including supporting treatment for IVF.

About Herbal Medicine

In general, Chinese herbal medicine is widely used for chronic internal conditions, such as chronic gastritis, chronic chest infections, chronic diarrhoea, habitual constipation, recurrent cystitis, common cold, etc.

It’s also commonly used for skin conditions, menstruation problems and menopause.

They are specially formulated in China and include flowers, leaf stalks, seeds and roots. Each herb has healing properties that are
used for specific purposes and perform particular functions.

The combinations of herbs (carefully selecting up to 20 herbs from a total of more than 300 types) are prescribed specifically to treat
individual conditions. Each prescription is therefore tailor made.

Nowadays Chinese herbal medicine is often made into powders and stored in a bottle. Patients drink it like instant coffee by mixing
3 or 4 grams of the substance with half a cup of hot water each time – drinking it twice a day, over a course of seven days.

As all patients and conditions are different, treatment can vary from a few weeks to several months. Please note that the medicine has
quite a bitter taste and can be sweetened with sugar or honey by your own preference.

About Tui Na

Lifei also offers a special type of body work into treatments; either alongside acupuncture or as a standalone treatment.

This is called Tui Na. This is a chinese medical massage, also known as acupressure massage. Working on the same principles as acupuncture by moving and tonifying Qi in specific meridians in the body.

Tui Na differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques.

It stimulates Qi mobilisation to regain a Yin-Yang balance in certain parts of the body. It is particularly effective in healing and the dispelling of pain in conditions such as back, neck and joint pain as well as muscular problems, headaches and sports injuries.

This treatment lasts 30 minutes and is done over clothing.

Qualifications
BSc(Hons) Acupuncture, University of Lincoln, 2009.

Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xiamen University, China.  2009.

MSc International Business and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, 2002

1st Degree in Economic Management, Henan Professional and technology Teaching College, China, 1998.

A member of British Acupuncture Council since 2008, registration number is 958997.

Registered with The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK) in 2009. Registered to practice with Sheffield City Council since 2010.

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Let’s Get Started

From stress relief to the perfect period, Herbal Medicine in Sheffield can help you find balance and create the fertile soil that the seeds of good health can grow from. This solid foundation offers significant and sustainable changes in the body to help us achieve our fullest health potential.

Begin your journey today.

Free 20 Minute Consultation

We are now taking new patients! Book in for a free initial, 20 minute consultation to explore how acupuncture and an integrated approach to health might be able to help you. In this online, video consultation we will talk through your current health picture and define the most effective treatment plan to help you achieve optimal health.

Check availability and book online by following the link below. We look forward to speaking with you soon :)

Kimberley

Clinic Director + Lead Acupuncturist

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