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The Practitioners

The Practitioners

The acupuncturists working at The Acupuncture Centre Mumbles are Gwenan Evans and Joanne Warring.

Gwenan Evans

Gwenan Evans acupuncture pulse taking My interest in acupuncture arose following my first trip to China in 1999, where I first came across tai chi being practised. I was enthralled by the sight of so many people performing slow meditative movements together, and I have been practising tai chi myself ever since.

Having originally trained as a Western scientist, with a BSc and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, as I learnt more through doing and reading about tai chi, I became more and more fascinated with Eastern perceptions of the way the body works, and the holistic view of health and disease. I started having acupuncture myself to help with various ailments including tennis elbow and urticaria, and was so impressed with the positive effects on my general health and energy levels that I decided to train to be a Chinese medicine practitioner. I studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, qualifying in 2011 with a Bsc and Licentiate in Acupuncture. I have subsequently gained a postgraduate diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture.

I now practise traditional acupuncture and related therapeutic techniques, both at my home clinic in Penarth and at The Acupuncture Centre in Mumbles, and feel very privileged to be able to help people achieve their physical, mental and emotional potential through this gentle yet powerful healthcare system. I particularly enjoy treating babies and young children.

Joanne Warring

Joanne-warring-acupunctiurist-300-453I am originally from Neath but I’ve lived in Sketty with my husband Andrew and daughter Kate for about 15 years. I have always been interested in healthcare and I practiced as a nurse for twenty years before beginning my training as an acupuncturist. For most of that time I worked as a District Nurse. The later part of my career was spent as a Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing at Swansea University.

I first became interested in acupuncture whilst receiving treatment for my own ill health. After experiencing first-hand the benefits of acupuncture on the mind, body and emotions I decided to pursue a career as an acupuncture practitioner. I undertook my training at the Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa, qualifying in 2015 and I have now returned to work there as a tutor.

My previous experience of Western medicine coupled with my new knowledge of traditional Chinese Medicine allows me to clearly see the strengths of each system, and I believe that patients benefit from the appropriate and complementary use of both. My treatments are strongly influenced by the Five Element acupuncture tradition, the principles of which were originally drawn from observation of natural cycles such as the change in seasons. The Ancient Chinese observed that just as these energetic qualities can be found in nature, so can they be found in every living being. In illness the movement of these energetics is impaired. My treatments aim to correct such imbalances and consequently promote healing. By treating the whole person using these principles I hope to awaken the natural healing response and help my patients to help bring balance to all areas of their health.

Other practitioners

We welcome enquiries from other practitioners of complementary medicine to rent out treatment rooms at The Acupuncture Centre.

Other practitioners currently working at The Acupuncture Centre are listed below. Contact them directly for further information.

  • Colin Perrow, Craniosacral Therapy. Phone 01994 419609. Email
  • John Brett, Psychotherapy. Phone 07971 078756. Email
  • Virginia Deal, Reflexology. Phone 07437 520954. Email
  • Rachel Parkyn, Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga. Phone 07548 535724. Email

Call or email them directly to book appointments or to find out more.

Professional standards

Our acupuncturists Gwenan Evans and Joanne Warring are both Members of the British Acupuncture Council and ensure that, through Continuing Professional Development and networking, they stay in touch with modern research and development in Chinese Medicine and the acupuncture profession in the UK. Both undertake regular supervision of their work, and enjoy opportunities to have acupuncture students observe with them.

All other therapists who wish to work at The Acupuncture Centre Mumbles are also required to be registered with a recognised professional body in the UK and to have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.