About Lorraine

Lorraine Maxwell (CQSW; BSc; MBAcC; MSc)

I aim to provide a positive, warm, friendly and professional service in my acupuncture clinic in Hyde, Tameside.

Lorraine Maxwell


My own experience with Chinese medicine began in 1998 when I had a course of treatments for a longstanding sinus problem. Not only did my sinuses improve but I noticed improvements in other aspects of my health e.g. sleep, mood and energy levels.
This started my continuing fascination with Chinese Medicine.

In 2003 I completed a diploma in Tuina Chinese massage with Maria Mercarti at Bodyharmonics

Following graduation I started to run a successful Tuina practice covering the Greater
Manchester area attracting both men and women of all ages, backgrounds and
differing health conditions.

For my acupuncture training I attended a three-year course at the University of Salford  graduating in 2006 with a 1st class Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture). This degree included both Chinese medicine and Western biomedical sciences.

I am committed to continuing my professional development in the form of post-graduate training courses and peer supervision. Since graduating I have spent 3 weeks in the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

I have continued my studies in Tuina with the Northern College of Acupuncture , completed training in hypnotherapy with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, gained a Chinese language qualification from The Manchester College, qualified in Korean Hand Therapy (KHT) and  I am qualified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with Masha Bennett.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and follow their Code of Practice and hold professional indemnity insurance.

Prior to training in Chinese medicine I worked in local government for over 18 years supporting both individuals and teams of people through processes of improvement and change. I believe my past and continuing life experiences, skills and knowledge can help
me to support you in your journey back to health.

Please contact me to discuss any queries.

0789 472 7582