Practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture
Kathleen Powderly



Kathleen has worked in healthcare for over 45 years initially with the NHS in general nursing, midwifery and tropical health before obtaining a Licentiate qualification at the British Acupuncture Association and Register. She successfully continued her studies at the International School of Acupuncture in Nanjing PRC and the School of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Regent's College London.

In collaboration with Mark Bovey at Acupuncture Research Resource Centre, Kathleen contributed to a key national document furthering the treatment and management of chronic pain with the SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) 136 in the Management of Chronic Pain. This 2-year systematic literature review and considered judgement process formed the basis of a national evidence-based guideline which recognised Acupuncture as an effective treatment for chronic lower back pain and osteoarthritis.

Kathleen’s experience as an elected representative of the National Advisory Committee and Cross Party Group for Chronic Pain has influenced her awareness in legislation and policymakers to improve healthcare services.

Her work in general clinical practice has now changed to focus on research into the treatment of osteoporosis using Traditional Chinese Medicine along with other practitioners who share this interest.

Kathleen continues to be a council member of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

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