Apothecary Natural Health Centre

Brecon Wales


Practitioners

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Lead Practitioner Rosey Grandage started her professional career as a Chartered Physiotherapist (St Mary’s Hospital 1989) and then in 1991 went to China to study acupuncture, tuina Chinese massage and qi gong for two years, training at both government colleges and as an apprentice.

For nearly thirty years she has been treating patients, running classes and teaching acupuncture, tuina and qi gong. Most of the practitioners at Apothecary Natural Health Centre studied with her at some point in their careers.

Rosey has a very wide range of experience of treating everything from musculo-skeletal conditions: back, neck and joint pain, sports injuries, different types of arthritis, traumatic injuries; to internal conditions: headaches and migraine, IBS, fertility issues, neurological conditions such as MS, head injury and stroke rehab, sleep problems, stress and anxiety etc.

Her treatments offer a unique combination of tuina massage, acupuncture, physio techniques and lifestyle advice and always focus on the whole person as a constantly changing individual. She really enjoys working with people to find solutions and improve their lives.

She has worked in the NHS, including providing acupuncture as part of the pain management centre at St Thomas' Hospital, and in private practice since 1994. During the recent Covid19 outbreak she has returned to the NHS volunteering with CNWL NHS Trust and training as a Critical Care Bed Buddy with Imperial NHS Trust.

For 17 years she taught acupuncture, tuina and qi gong on BSc Acupuncture course at the University of Westminster and in 1999 set up a diploma in Qi Gong Tuina at the university. In 2002 she started Prospect Chinese Medicine and Physiotherapy Centre in Hammersmith and Prospect Seminars which organises seminars for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine. In 2006 Prospect moved across the road and became Apothecary Natural Health Centre. Here she has gathered a team of experienced and newly qualified practitioners focused on providing expert care for the local community.

She continues to teach tuina Chinese massage, running courses at Apothecary NHC in London and Wales and ICOM (International College of Oriental Medicine) in East Grindstead. Every Friday morning she runs a qi gong class which is open to all at Apothecary NHC in London.

She has sat on the Executive Committee of the British Acupuncture Council, more recently was a member of the Governing Board, leading on strategy development and was a long time member of the Professional Conduct Committee. She has a particular interest in governance and safe practice and has worked with the Welsh Assembly on their development of safe practice regulation for special procedures.

She has published articles on qi gong and the treatment of children in The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, written articles on acupuncture for the BBC/Open University website open2.net and the physiotherapy journal In Touch. Recently she has published an artilcle on tuina Chinese massage in The Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. She has appeared on LBC radio.

At Apothecary she also runs Apothecary Gallery; a community interest company art gallery which provides affordable exhibition space for young artists, local artists and work which raises awareness of conservation and the environment.

She has a strong interest and concern for conservation and the environment and was Chair of Brecknock Wildlife Trust. Here she lead the merger with its bigger neighbour the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, where she has continued as a trustee.

Rosey is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, The Health and Care Professions Council and the British Acupuncture Council.

As a Chartered Physiotherapist Rosey is recognised by most Private Health Insurersance companies.