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     Irena Lenc

BSc (Hons), MBAcC

Traditional Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist


My name is Irena Lenc. I am an Acupuncturist and a Massage Therapist, fully licensed and insured to run clinical practice. I achieved BSc in Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. I am also a proud member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Practising Acupuncture is one of the greatest joys of my life. I went into studying Acupuncture from the patient's couch. I decided that is what I want to be able to bring to people after seeing the difference Acupuncture can make and the immediate, lasting effects Traditional Chinese Medicine had on my own life.

My personal journey to holistic health and lifestyle was related to chronic musculoskeletal pain, battling work-related stress and complex woman's health issues. Consequently, these are the areas where I have first-hand experience and a deep understanding of patients' needs. As a passionate advocate of natural health and its place in modern life and healthcare, I love working with all issues that come into the clinic. I use the TCM diagnosis framework to create a unique treatment for each client. Alongside Acupuncture and classic bodywork techniques. I often use Gusha, Cupping or Moxibustion to facilitate the best results.

I have a holistic approach to healing and am particularly interested in lifestyle changes that support the healing process.

Seemingly minor adjustments to how we go about our day can result in outstanding results. I have spent years studying and testing them in real-life scenarios. I am happy to incorporate all my knowledge into the treatment plan for those interested in accelerating treatment results.

Outside the clinic, I have a fun and busy life as a mum to a two-year-old boy. I enjoy getting out and about in the countryside with my family, connecting with nature and running out some of the endless energy. The rest is cuddles, playing with Duplo and a lot of cooking together.

Please get in touch for a non-obligatory chat to discuss how Acupuncture can help you.

Would you like to know more about my journey to becoming an Acupuncturist?

It took me quite a few years of dwelling on scepticism to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.

As a fact-driven person, I have been very sceptical about holistic medicine of any kind.  At the same time, I vividly remember watching my parents collect bigger and bigger piles of tablets as they grow older. It did not agree with me either. When I was young and in excellent health, I could think naively that I would not have the same problems.

But, precisely like my parents before me, from around the age of 35, I started to see some red flags. Our speedy and determined Western lifestyle started to catch up with me. I was "eating healthy", did some exercise, and relaxed in front of the screen, as most of us do. Problems with my well-being piled up, including a heartbreaking miscarriage which became a tipping point of my journey.

Western medicine had no answers to my concerns. My blood results were "within a norm", and I was repetitively sent off with no answers. Lots of emphases was put on my age, and I wasn't even forty at the time

It doesn't suit me to sit in the passenger seat, and the victim mindset does not agree with me either. I started to explore holistic methods. It took me some time to overcome my dislike for the TCM language. The descriptions of nature and energy sounded too hippy for me and just not scientific enough to trust until I finally clicked that the references to nature are cultural in China. Same as Polish and Italians mostly speak about the food and the British talk about the weather but don't complain about it. Historically, an Acupuncturist lived in the village as an integral part of the community and needed to speak about health in a language relatable to everyone. Whereas Western Medicine historically belonged to the wealthier part of society, and all discoveries were purposely labelled in a scientifically sounded manner. The language of Western Medicine was built to distinguish a doctor from ordinary people. The language of Chinese Medicine has the opposite goal. Acupuncturist wants to be understood by everybody, even small children.

TCM and Acupuncture had all the answers and methods I was looking for. The 3000 years of TCM history have built incredible knowledge, which helped me become much healthier. I have transformed how I think about relaxation, what I eat, how I cook and how I go about my every business. For me, Chinese Medicine works like nothing else. So I took the leap and left my relatively successful 9-5 and become an Acupuncturist. Running my practice and bringing Traditional Chinese Medicine joy and power to patients is my way of making a positive difference in the world.

What can Acupuncture do for you? Please get in touch, and let's chat.


Northern College of Acupuncture in York, UK the British Acupuncture Council the Professional Standards Authority