Sam Manning


Sam Manning


Hello I’m Sam Manning. I practice acupuncture and I’ve been helping people in Oxfordshire to improve their health for over fifteen years.

    "I would recommend
   Sam as a
   practitioner for
   her skill in
   getting to the
   root of a problem
   and elegantly
   dealing with it.
   She has a gift for
   listening and
   understanding and
   deciding on a
   course of action."

Alistair, London

A committed member of the Acupuncture for Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth Team, I have developed specialist skills and experience in treating for fertility, during pregnancy and in the post-natal period. I'm also a mum with a young family and my own experiences of this exciting, taxing time of life give me insight into the difficulties encountered and a passion for supporting others through them.

A few years into my acupuncture career, I became interested in how to help when needles are not available - or may not be acceptable. This lead me to study Tui Na massage, which has a particularly important part to play in the treatment of babies and children, especially as the techniques are simple and can be continued by a parent or carer between sessions. For times when only a needle will do, I have completed a year-long diploma in paediatric acupuncture.

In my general practice, I have treated many people, presenting with a wide range of conditions. I have worked with the Acupuncture Fertility Network and for several years I ran a drop-in centre for the homeless and recently housed, where the core of my practice was working with people with mental health issues, and those moving on from addictions. I bring all this experience to play when treating families - where anything can happen!

I'm fully trained in traditional acupuncture to degree level and I practice a combination of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Five Element Acupuncture. I am committed to furthering my knowledge in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and I undertake extensive post-graduate training every year. I believe in treating everyone individually and doing all in my power to give them some level of control over their own health. I want to help you and your family to feel better and stay well.

Professional qualifications and memberships:

Licentiate in Acupuncture (2001, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading)
Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture (2012, CICM, Reading)
Member of the Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Childbirth Team
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Oxford Tui Na Association

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