Martin Genovese Acupuncture

Why I practice Acupuncture

Having been involved in learning and teaching martial arts for the past 28 years it was a natural progression for me to learn a system of healing and helping others. Having personal experience of the effects of acupuncture for the long term treatment of chronic lower back pain, I decided to learn how to be an acupuncturist. In 2007 I was successful in applying to the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (one of the most highly regarded acupuncture colleges in Europe) to start 3 and a half years training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

These three and a half years ended up changing my life in so many ways. I gradually learned the necessary skills of the trade from some of the best and most experienced practitioners in the country, but it was tough work that is for sure. I finally graduated in 2010, after spending time successfully treating a large number of patients in the student clinic. And so with a degree in acupuncture in my hand, the start of my dream was about to begin.

I soon started up my own practice in Southampton, and have had the great pleasure to work with and treat some amazing people. I have learned so much already, but I am aware that this is a life long journey, with many ups and downs, however I am always committed to supporting every one of my patients along their journey to achieve health and wellness.

My practice integrates two ‘styles’ of acupuncture – Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The two styles used together form an integrated approach and provide a greater variety of diagnostic methods and treatment options to benefit clients.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the registering body for professional acupuncturists in the UK. I abide by the Council’s Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct and adhere to strict clinical hygiene standards. I also regularly update my practice skills by following an individual programme of continuing professional development.

Martin Genovese BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC


You Massage and Therapy Rooms
81 Bedford Place
SO15 2DF


07875 818 099


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