About Me

Cornelia (Nini) Davies

In 1980 I began my acupuncture training, graduating in 1983. I have continued to learn, and I did extensive training in China in 2006 and 2007.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

What people say

“My acupuncturist, Cornelia, has the skill to make carefully considered treatment decisions, while at the same time, deeply listening to my needs and anxieties as a person. I always feel that my health is in good hands in her consulting room.” Sally, Kingsbridge.

Who am I?

I qualified in Chinese acupuncture in the UK in 1983. Throughout the last twenty-five years I have continually added skills to my practice.

In particular, in the late 80s and 90s, I did some training in hands-on healing and also taught meditation.

In 2006 I spent several months in China, updating my acupuncture skills at a World Health Organisation approved college and in traditional Chinese hospitals.

By the way, friends often call me ‘Nini’. That’s pronounced ‘NeeNee’. It’s shorter than ‘Cornelia’!

Acupuncture training

1980-83 Licentiate of Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK
1985-87 Bachelor of Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK
2003 TuiNa (Chinese) Massage training with Renxiang Ding, UK
2006 WHO recognised training in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre
2007 Clinical (hospital) training with Nanjing TCM University, China

Also yearly continuing professional development (CPD) and continual updates.

How I work

I work mainly as a traditional Chinese acupuncturist, which includes the use of needling, moxibustion and cupping. I underwent extensive further training in Beijing, China, over a three-month period during 2006. This intensive course involved my spending every morning in a traditional Chinese hospital, and every afternoon in the classroom learning about diagnosis from professors and experienced doctors of Chinese medicine. I feel that this experience has enormously upgraded my skills.

In 2007 I followed this up with another three-week study period in Chinese hospitals, in Nanjing.

With certain people I also use creative visualization to help them relax or feel more complete and less vulnerable in their energy bodies. Even if I am not using acupuncture, I may use cupping where appropriate, particularly if someone wishes to have help but is afraid of needles.

I am not a counsellor, but I do have some counselling training in my background. Consequently, during acupuncture consultations my main consideration is to empower people to make their lives work for them. My training in Five Element Acupuncture, with its understanding that everyone has an individual way of relating to the world, particularly influences me.

I teach fire cupping skills to other acupuncturists.

Other parts of my life

I am a keen musician, and I am particularly passionate about Renaissance music, which I sing whenever I get the chance. I love being outside, and I frequently walk by the sea or on the moors and I enjoy sailing.