Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council

Professional Memberships and Background

Helen Trill is fully qualified and professionally registered to practice zen shiatsu, traditional Chinese acupuncture, cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture and micro-systems acupuncture with the Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council, one of several regulatory bodies for acupuncture in the UK. NHS Choices approves of Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council members, all of whom must conform to its Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations and Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice. Both Helen and the clinic are also licensed by Peterborough City Council.

Helen has worked in the field of health from a variety of angles. Before professionally re-training in traditional Chinese and Japanese approaches to health, she spent 8 years in academia gaining a doctorate in medical diagnostic technologies, 6 years in a progressive range of roles in pre-clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry, followed by a number of years working as a freelance technical writer.

Helen has a long held interest in Chinese internal arts including Wudang tai chi chuan, qigong and neigong. Helen always trains and studies with the top people in their respective fields, seeking especially to learn authentic versions of both medical practices and internal arts. Helen also enjoys rock climbing, piano improvisation and gardening.

Continuing Professional Development Courses


- Beginners Mandarin, Stamford Academy, Stamford


- Advanced acupuncture clinical internship at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, China

- 3rd year student for professional Shiatsu Diploma (The Shiatsu College, Norwich)


- Cert. in advanced electro-acupuncture (internal conditions) (training with Danny van Laethem)


-Cert. in acupuncture for neck disorders/pain (training with Danny van Laethem)

-Cert. in electro-acupuncture (training with Danny van Laethem)

-Cert. in auricular (micro-systems) acupuncture

-Cert. in teaching mindfulness meditation (Midlands Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion)


-Cert. in seated acupressure (The Shiatsu College, Norwich)

-Cert. in holistic acupressure (The Shiatsu College years 1 and 2 of Shiatsu Diploma)


Professional Diploma in Zen Shiatsu (2018)

The Shiatsu College, Norwich

Professional Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (2015)

The International BodyHarmonics College, examined by senior lecturer of the University College of Antwerp, Dept. of Acupuncture, Belgium

Dip. in Sports Injury Therapy/Massage

Awarded by ProActive Training

Dip. in Teaching Mat Pilates
Awarded by Heath and Fitness Education

Ph.D in Medical Diagnostic Technologies (2006)

Awarded by Cranfield University

B.Sc Biotechnology (2002)

Awarded by The University of Reading

Helen is committed to continuous professional development

Helen Trill - Professional Acupuncturist

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