Pavlina Fialova PG Dip Ac, BA (Hons), MBAcC, BMAS

Pavlina studied at the Northern College of Acupuncture and following three years of study achieved a Distinction level Post Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which is the Professional Standards Authority representing practitioners of acupuncture in the UK educated to a degree standard. As Pavlina’s studies placed great emphasis on acupuncture research and her approach is evidence based, she is also a member of British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Pavlina uses traditional acupuncture and other Chinese medicine diagnostic methods and treatments including auricular acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, dry needling and electro-acupuncture to help patients with their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. She prides herself on providing an integrative health service as a sole or adjunct therapy to traditional western treatment pathways.

As Pavlina studied for three years at MSc level at the Northern College of Acupuncture, she has extensive practical treatment experience and evidence based research knowledge which supports acupuncture’s effectiveness in the treatment of certain medical conditions and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

Pavlina's clinical practice includes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain conditions such as repetitive strain injury, knee osteoarthritis, lower back and hip pain and neck pain. She is also experienced in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and sports injury recovery treatments using acupuncture, cupping and gua sha.

Pavlina’s research interests include the use of acupuncture in the management of the symptoms of menopausal and cancer treatment related hot flushes, chemotherapy induced nausea and anxiety. Acupuncture can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine, as unlike herbal remedies and health supplements it does not contra-indicate/interact with prescribed pharmacological drugs/interventions.

Pavlina also practices facial and scalp acupuncture for relief of tension headaches, migraine, TMJ and blocked sinuses as well as abdominal acupuncture for relief of symptoms of endometriosis, IBS and the regulation of the menstrual cycle.

Expanding on her distinction awarded post graduate research Pavlina is currently undertaking funded research investigating the use of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in post-operative recovery of anterior cruciate ligament injury.