My interest in Traditional East Asian views of health and how to maintain it stems from my first Tai Chi and Qigong lesson back in 1998. The value of personal time and quietening the mind became increasingly relevant to me and its positive affect evident.

In 2005/6 I spent 18 months volunteering for SANE, the mental health helpline. The experience brought home the detrimental consequences of stress and anguish and realised my ability to be there for and listen to others; patients with stress and emotional issues benefit from my volunteer experience and this recognition that stress and emotions frequently have a significant impact on what are commonly assumed to be purely physical pains.

I have an interest in how Tradtitional Chinese Medicine views women's health and fertility. I have completed postgraduate training to join the Acupuncture Fertility Network. As well as running my own acupuncture clinics I provide acupuncture at the Hewitt Fertility Centre in Knutsford, part of the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. My practice at the Hewitt Fertiltiy Centre has emphasised how assisted conception, such as IVF treatment, can be a stressful experience, emotionally as well as physically.

Mark Guggiari

Continuing Professional Development

I continue to upgrade my skills with continuing professional development each year. Recent training includes:

  • Introduction to Master Tung Acupuncture - Phillip Weeks 16th & 17th May 2018
  • Acupuncture for Common Conditions in Pregnancy - Paul Johnson 17th & 18th March 2018
  • Introduction to Mindful Compassion as a Healthcare Intervention - Breathworks November 2017
  • Introduction to Mindfulness as a Healthcare Intervention - Breathworks April 2017
  • Neurological Examinations in Tuina and Tuina for Lower Back Pain‏ - Dr Weixiang Wang April 2016
  • Complex Tuina techniques and the treatment of insomnia - Dr Weixiang Wang February 2016
  • It Takes Two: understanding Male and Female Infertility seminar - Jill Glover September 2015
  • Infertility & the Four Phases of the Menstrual Cycle - Professor Shulan Tang September 2015
  • Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support - Paul Johnson April 2015
  • Cancer & palliative care: a traditional east asian perspective - Jong Baik Education November 2014
  • Tui Na Diploma - Shulan College March/July 2014
  • Shonishin: Japanese Paediatric acupuncture - March 2014