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Sharon Hansford  B A (Hons), Lic. Ac., MBAcC, FRA

I trained at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Warwick on a three year degree and licentiate programme, graduating in 2009. I stumbled upon acupuncture by chance whilst visiting China, this holiday was to change the direction of my life. 


I am fully trained in Five Element, Facial Cosmetic, Auricular and Korean Hand Acupuncture. Continuing professional development has lead me to additional studies in gynaecological issues affecting fertility, assisted conception and acupuncture in pregnancy.


I especially enjoy meeting patients with mental health issues, insomnia, infertility and providing support through pregnancy. However, the joy is working with any patient to help improve their symptoms or general well being.


After the success of my Leamington Community Clinic based in the Acupuncture Academy, I wanted to branch out to another corner of Warwickshire and therefore Rugby seemed the perfect choice. I am a supervisor and have been on the teaching team at The Acupuncture Academy. My goal has always been to offer the same standards of care in the multi bed as in private practice.


You can find out more about me at

Sue Harrington PhD, Lic. AC., MBAaC, CPsychol.


I discovered acupuncture when I went for my own treatment for menopausal symptoms. I was so amazed by this form of medicine that I decided to train as a practitioner. I studied on a 3-year degree-level course at The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa, graduating with distinction in 2015. I'm also an occupational psychologist, part-time, focusing on health and wellbeing at work.

I am fully trained in Five Element, Facial Cosmetic and Auricular Acupuncture, and my continuing professional development has included acupuncture for menopause, gynaecological problems, pregnancy and supporting IVF.


I have also completed further courses on oncology acupuncture and I volunteer at a cancer charity in Leicester, running a small weekly multibed acupuncture clinic for people at all stages of cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and into rehabilitation. 

Acupuncture is often thought about in relation to pain, but I also love applying it to other health issues, such as emotional and mental health, menopause, fibromyalgia, IBS, and to support people going through cancer. 

I am also on the teaching team at The Acupuncture Academy, lecturing on acupuncture for cancer and palliative care to the third year students.

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