I'm Ruth McWilliam. I spent nearly 15 years working in the field of environmental biology as a researcher, project leader and teaching fellow, before deciding on a career change and becoming a nurse.

I have had a long standing interest in complementary health care. I first learned about acupuncture when I had treatment for a painful condition I had been diagnosed with and was amazed with the results it achieved. I decided to find out more and following my research I chose to take the plunge and train to become an acupuncturist myself.

I completed training given by the British Medical Acupuncture Society, who provide courses for registered healthcare professionals, and I am now a certified Medical Acupuncture practitioner. Due to my own experience I have a special interest in treating pain.

I ran an acupuncture clinic in Scarborough in Yorkshire for 2 years where I was able to treat clients with a wide range of issues. It was a great experience but the time came to relocate back home to Scotland. I am now offering a mobile treatment service in the Forth Valley area (Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk) where I will treat you in your own home. Areas outside Forth Valley, but close to Clackmannanshire where I am based, will also be considered for home visits. Please call to enquire

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I am regulated by the British Medical Acupuncture Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. My service is also regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Currently I am the only Registered Nurse in the Forth Valley area that has a licence from Healthcare Improvement Scotland to practice acupuncture.