Margaret Miller qualified in Civil Engineering before discovering her interest in acupuncture. She worked in several Developing Countries, managing projects to install basic water supplies and sanitation. During the course of her work, she spent 2 years in Tibet and China, where she encountered traditional oriental medicine.
In 2004, Margaret obtained a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) after a 3 year course at Westminster University. She went on to study for a further year in China, gaining a post graduate certificate in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Chinese Medicine from Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine University.
Since graduating, Margaret continues to upgrade her skills in accordance with the British Acupuncture Council’s Continuing Professional Development requirements. From 2013, she has concentrated on studying acupuncture styles that treat pain from distal points alone. She finds that results from these styles are much faster and longer lasting than those experienced with other approaches. Distal needling has allowed Margaret to build up busy Community Acupuncture clinics in Inverness and Nairn, since treatment can be carried out easily without requiring patients to undress.
Between 2017 to 2020, Margaret completed an apprenticeship in Chinese Herbal Medicine at Cholsey Community Clinic, under the supervision of Frances Turner. She is now working to integrate herbal medicine into her practice.