About Tiziana

Meet Tiziana Bertinotti, your Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

"The best acupuncturist I've ever been to. I suffered badly with digestion problems, stress and back pain and was taking lots of medication but it wasn’t helping. After the first session of acupuncture I had my first good night’s sleep and within my first course of 6 sessions all my problems has dissolved. She’s a miracle worker and I’m now enjoying a pain free life. Thank you!"

- Dylan G., York

- Results may vary. See over 85 unbiased 5-Star reviews from satisfied clients here.

If you are looking for a way to restore your health, you may be interested to learn how I myself got into acupuncture in the first place…

It started in the year 1999 when I was working in Japan as a language teacher - I was often overworked, stressed and tired. Nothing seemed to be able to get me back to my usual vibrant self.

Then, one day, a colleague of mine suggested I’d try acupuncture as a way to restore my energy levels and to relieve my stress. I was (as you might expect) somewhat skeptical about acupuncture and concerned about the needles.

Ultimately, however, my sense of adventure led me to embrace the East Asian culture that surrounded me. I had my first acupuncture experience with a blind practitioner (I have since learnt that, in Japan, it is quite common to find blind acupuncturists). The moment I met Manabu, my skepticism doubled - how was he going to find the right acupuncture points to heal me?

To my surprise though, after just one session, I was able to face my daily challenges with renewed energy. With several more sessions, I was back to my optimistic, energetic self and enjoying life even more than before!!

From Japan, I moved to Australia – Brisbane – to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. I studied full-time for four years at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now called the Endeavour College of Natural Health). My studies encompassed both Eastern and Western Medicine and included hundreds of hours of clinical practice. Upon graduation I received the “Most Outstanding Student Practitioner of Acupuncture” award.

I worked as a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine at various clinics in Brisbane, before deciding to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbeans as the official “Resident Acupuncturist at Sea”. This was a truly remarkable experience!

On board the cruise ship, I learnt just how powerful acupuncture can be. My patients there could usually have only between 1 and 5 acupuncture sessions before disembarking (the length of that particular cruise was 7 days). The truly remarkable phenomenon I discovered was that the results of one acupuncture at sea were the equivalent to having two or even three sessions on land! Because my patients were on holiday, more relaxed and surrounded by water (a healing element), they were more receptive to healing.

Speaking four languages (English, Italian, French, and Spanish) and having lived in six different countries, no matter where you're from and what language you speak, I understand that what you want is to be healthier so that you are able to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.


My Formal Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

• BHSc (Acupuncture)

• Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture

• Certificate in Clinical Practice in Acupuncture at the China Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre.

• Post-Grad Certificate (Chinese Herbal Medicine)

• BA (Hons) – History of Art

• Post-Grad Certificate Education (Foreign Languages)

• Diploma of Bowen Therapy (Bowtech)

• Full Member of the British Acupuncture Council

• Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

• Professional Member of the National Smoking Cessation Institute

• Professional Member of BackCare UK.

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As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, I am now an official Appropriate Provider of Care under the NHS AQP implementation pack for musculoskeletal services.

I have wide experience using acupuncture to help with an extensive range of ailments, including musculoskeletal pain, stress, insomnia, gastrointestinal, gynaecological and neurological complaints. Whilst in Australia, I also worked as a specialist Laser Acupuncturist to help people quit smoking.

I continue to keep myself at the forefront of the latest advancements and research in health and medicine. I have devoted myself to studying a range of specialties including:

  • Breaking nicotine addiction,
  • Weight loss,
  • Women's health and pregnancy,
  • Fatigue,
  • Back pain,
  • Migraines, and
  • Respiratory conditions.


Please note: I believe in working as a team. I get referrals from doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, stop smoking institutes, and nutritionists. Moreover, if I feel that, together with acupuncture, you would also benefits from other forms of therapy, I will have no qualms in referring you to the other professionals I closely work with, ie Chinese herbal medicine specialists, nutritionists, massage therapists, podiatrists and chiropractors. And, of course, if I think you would need to go (or go back) to your GP for further investigation, I would recommend that too.

If you want a safe, natural and relaxing way to regain your health in York, If you have a question about Traditional Acupuncture - Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 63329207788 633292 or info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk

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