Canterbury Acupuncture

Dominic Harbinson

Dominic Harbinson began his training in traditional Chinese medicine with a 3-year full time course in acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, from which he graduated in 2000. He followed this up with a 2-year post-graduate course in Chinese Herbal Medicine at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduating in 2005.

While he was completing his herbal training, Dominic worked as a volunteer at the NHS Gateway Clinic in Lambeth Hospital for two years in order to boost his clinical experience. The Gateway Clinic provides acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment for general health problems as well as for immune deficiency problems, mental health and addictions. It serves the London boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth with all patients being referred by their GP or hospital consultant. It is widely recognised for its pioneering work with HIV and Hepatitis C.


After qualifying with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dominic travelled to China where he spent an intensive and very inspiring 3 months doing further clinical training at the Chengdu Traditional Chinese Medicine University Hospital in Sichuan Province.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), he has full professional insurance and is bound by these organisations' Codes of Professional Conduct and Good Practice.

Dominic serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Oriental Medicine and has published articles on acupuncture in the treatment of psychosis and on the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) using Chinese herbal medicine. He holds a First Class Honours degree from Wye College.


Where we practice

We practice in Canterbury and Whitstable

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