Fiona Matthews is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the British Medical Acupuncture Society and a State Registered Nurse.
She founded Acupuncture South Devon in 1997 and developed successful clinics at the Sunnydale Natural Health Centre in Ivybridge, the Nuffield Hospital in Plymouth and the Southernhay Clinic in Exeter.
Fiona started nursing in 1981 specialising in orthopaedics at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. Her General Nursing training was completed at the North Middlesex Hospital, in London where she qualified as a State Registered Nurse. She was instrumental in opening the Orthopaedic Trauma Unit when it moved to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where, as the Sister of the unit, she discovered acupuncture.
Fiona witnessed a small number of patients being treated with acupuncture for pain relief and became very impressed with the results and as a health care professional she wanted to be able to offer this service on the unit to give more patients a wider and more informed choice.
In 1997 Fiona Matthews qualified from the British College of Acupuncture in London and established practices at the Plymouth Nuffield Hospital and the South Hams.
With her medical and nursing background Fiona feels she can give a balanced view and encourages the use of traditional acupuncture to complement western medicine
Special interests include using traditional acupuncture to treat back pain, improve fertility and supporting client’s IVF programmes.
Treatments and tests offered by Ms Fiona Matthews at Nuffield Health
- Pain clinic
- Nursing &
- Midwifery Council
- British Acupuncture Council
- British Medical Acupuncture Society
Other post held
- Acupuncturist in private practice