About Michael Arnold
While studying Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) I started to suffer from insomnia. A friend suggested I try acupuncture and I was blown away by the results. Within six weeks I had no difficulty sleeping. Not only that, but I started to feel more vibrant and happier than ever before.
To find out more I began looking into the scientific literature. For my final project at UCL I designed and carried out a small placebo-controlled trial of acupuncture for pain relief.
I became convinced of its effectiveness above and beyond a mere placebo. I then undertook a three year accredited training at the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA).
The more I learned about acupuncture the more I was amazed by its insights into the workings of the human body and mind.
As well as diagnosis and treatment methods, we learned about patients' concerns and fears and how to put people at ease.
I continue to work in the field of acupuncture research. I have been involved in a large review of the evidence for acupuncture's role in the treatment of depression. This was published by the Cochrane Collaboration - a reliable source of evidence in health care.
In 2007 I completed teacher training with the Worsley Institute and started teaching at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture. In 2015 I opened my own acupuncture school.
After 13 years' experience of acupuncture practice, teaching and research I still find myself in awe at the power of acupuncture. I have seen many people's pain and suffering replaced by happiness and fulfillment.