Liv Ruddy – Chinese Medicine Neurology

MSc LAc BSc (Hons) Acupuncture  MRCHM MAFPA

Portrait Liv Ruddy

“I have dedicated my life to making the best healthcare system available suitable to those with the least understood medical conditions”

Liv worked in in a range of roles within Pharmaceutical Development Research since graduating university developing some of the worlds best selling brand name medications.  In 1998  she developed a sudden onset of persistent Aura Migraine that was resistant to all known medication available. In the search for pain relief, a trusted martial arts friend recommended her Acupuncturist. Bearing in mind at this time, there was very little published in English or practitioners. As a scientist, she was astonished by the ability of Chinese Medicine to address problems that medicine didn’t work for or didn’t have a name for.   Her own migraine attacks has been minimised to one or less per year in the intervening 20 years.  Since that point she has committed to pursue excellence in the Chinese medicine field.  Her scientific training has combined the best in clinical research and classical medicine to ensure rapid and long lasting results for her clients.

Training and Professional Development

Liv trained in both London and Hangzhou China through her Bachelor degree course in Acupuncture at the University of Portsmouth, After graduating, she has continually advanced both her research and clinical skills through postgraduate research, graduating with Distinction from the Master of Science degree at University of Westminster. She continually develops her skills and knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine through her apprenticeships with  Professor Volker Scheid Dr Suzanne Robidoux and Dr Feng Shi Lun in classical medicine, Dr Richard Hazel in Neurological Sports Medicine. and her current PhD research interest in Neurological Chronic Pain.

Her practice is a science based approach combining the best of Classical Lineage Acupuncture with a modern blend of Medical Acupuncture, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Motor Point Acupuncture,  Neurological and NeuroFunctional Acupuncture

Over the last decade, Liv has developed a passion for solving complex neurological issues and chronic pain arising from both peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal issues.

She has opened the first Neurological Pain clinic that focuses on treatment strategies for post surgical recovery,  Chronic and Acute Pain, severe  Jaw, Neck pain, Whiplash injuries and complex chronic migraine conditions.

Liv sees patients on referral in her City Centre Practice Equilibre Acupuncture


Professional Memberships

Liv is registered with the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) in Ireland, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) in the UK and is bound by Professional Codes of Ethics & Practice which are strictly enforced by both organisations.