Practitioner profile
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.
Her practice in Aberdeen has developed a particular interest in women’s health, skin disorders and chronic health conditions such as osteoporosis and chronic pain. She is a council member of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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.
She presented the draft recommendations at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh at a National Open Meeting in 2012. 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 has been involved in the facilitation of continuous professional development as Regional Group Coordinator and Professional Development Lead with the British Acupuncture Council. As a member of the Cross Party Group for Chronic Pain, she aims to raise awareness, influence legislation and policymakers to improve healthcare services. She is a council member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Special interests

- Acupuncture
- Chinese herbs
- Pain Relief
- Women’s Health
- Fertility
- Dermatology
- Musculo-Skeletal Issues

Practice address

64 Craigton Road,
AB15 7UN
01224 326264
07754 707459