Cheshire and North Wales Branch Meeting Phil Yeomans
On 2nd March 2014, twenty-three branch members turned out to enjoy the March meeting at the Dene Court Hotel, Chester. An interesting programme had been compiled by Janet Trow with guest speaker being an acupuncturist. Gillian Lockwood had travelled all the way from Shrewsbury, where her practice of 21 years is based, to educate members. She gave us an overview of what acupuncture is about and how it can help people at large enjoy a better quality of life by helping to alleviate the discomfort of various physical
ailments and help minimise or even eliminate emotional/psychological issues. Particularly for us Gillian pointed out certain aspects which are related to common foot disorders such as gout, arthritis, rheumatism etc. Various pieces such as charts, needles, books were passed around while being educated about this discipline and how manipulation of the 360 acupuncture points has serious health beneﬁts for people from all walks of life.
Shireen volunteered her painful hand to be the ‘guinea pig’ without suﬀering any undue eﬀects. The members were very
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interested in the subject and the Q & A session could have gone on for long past the allotted time allowed. Gillian was a very accomplished speaker and a pleasure to have as our guest.
We also had the beneﬁt of chiropody suppliers C & P Medical who set up a trade stand for members to eagerly snap up some special bargains oﬀered on the day.
Following the usual coﬀee break, raﬄe and chit-chat the branch meeting took place discussing various on-going and forthcoming events within the IOCP. Particular focus being on the AGM in Southport and the fantastic programme of seminars and eminent speakers it has this year. A show of hands was asked for to see who was attending and a majority was counted. Excellent result and illustrates commitment to obtaining quality CPD and supporting IOCP events by the branch members.