About Matt Symonds
About Matt Symonds
I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York with a bachelors of science in Acupuncture (Bsc Acu (hons)) in 2016, I am a fully accredited member of the British acupuncture Association (BAA) and a registrant of the British acupuncture Federation BAF. This means every patient I see can feel confident that I am fully insured and all treatments comply with the high standards of the BAA and BAF codes of practice.
I have also completed a Professional diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine (PDip CHM) from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 2021. So I am now able to offer Chinese Herbal Medicine in conjunction with acupuncture to help patients to achieve the most from their journey to health with me. I am a full member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) which means all patients can feel confident that all herbs used and supplied comply to EU and UK laws and I comply with the high professional and regulator standards of the RCHM.
What drew me to learn acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine?
In my early teens I had acupuncture to help me with asthma, I later had treatment to help with sports injury recovery and lower back pain. Through having treatments I found acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine helped me and want to be able to offer that same help, and be able to share this medicine with others.
I have lived in Harrogate all my life, so it is naturally where I wanted to practice and offer treatments to those in the area. I feel that Harrogate has a lot of healing energy, which started with the spring water all those years ago, and is enhanced by the large, open spaces within the town. Harrogate offers a great location to offer Chinese Medicine by connecting to that healing energy.
During my 5 years in practise I have used acupuncture to help with mental, emotional and physical conditions, to cope with day to day stresses in life and to maintain health and wellbeing. Using what I have learnt from Chinese Medicine in day to day life has helped me grow stronger as a person. Through my practice, I would like to share this, to help you achieve your aims for better health and wellbeing.
Whether you are new to Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine or have experienced it before, I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your healing journey.