Meet our core team of fully qualified acupuncturists:
Sarah has worked within Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for over 17 years. She trained and graduated from the Integrated College of Chinese Medicine in Reading. Dedicated to professional development, Sarah has consistently undertaken postgraduate learning, with particular focus on pain relief, fertility and food therapy.
Sarah is a Master Practitioner of NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and has qualifications in coaching NLP practitioners. She’s married, with two children and lives in the South Hams.
Graeme McCracken has been practising Chinese Medicine for over 10 years. He studied acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese remedial massage), Chinese Dietary Therapy, Medical Qi Gong (Chinese Physical Therapy) and the classical application of Oriental Medicine over 6 years in Hong Kong, London, New York and mainland China.
Graeme started his career volunteering and then working as an acupuncturist in the NHS, where he gained experience through being in a busy clinic seeing up to 32 patients per day. He found this form of multibed treatments in a ward setting an inspiring and enjoyable way to work. After leaving in 2005 Graeme entered private practice working in London and Devon. After some years he ended up at high profile clinics in Harley Street, Chelsea, Kensington and Knightsbridge treating the global elite. On leaving London, and returning to Devon in 2012 Graeme felt the need to re-engage with his original experience of acupuncture, where treatment was accessible to all, regardless of social standing or economic restraint. It was this desire – and the friendship, support and skill of his colleague Tom Hirons – that brought Source Point Community Acupuncture into being.
As well as his involvement with Source Point, Graeme still works in private practice in Devon and lectures on Chinese Medicine theory and Chinese Dietary Therapy as a guest lecture at Colleges and Universities in the UK and Europe. He also co-runs courses with Daverick Leggett in self-health, where he teaches Chinese Dietary Therapy, cooking for health and the Chinese system of nurturing life (yang sheng).
Graeme lives on his farm in Dartmoor national park where he loves the wild environment of open moor and wooded river valleys. He enjoys many hours out walking or running with his dogs, swimming in the rivers, sailing down on the coast and growing veg, stewarding animals and keeping bees.
He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s largest professional/self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.
Clare Mulligan (Herbs and Acupuncture)
After working in the financial sector for 8 years, Clare yearned for a more fulfilling life and followed her keen interest in alternative health and lifestyle to retrain as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner.
Clare qualified in 2008 as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine with a double degree level in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia, which has one of the highest standards for Chinese Medicine qualifications and practice in the West.
She was drawn to study Chinese medicine after seeing the emphasis it places on treating patients holistically, utilising the patient’s own energy to help return the body to a state of balance and was also intrigued by the strong scientific concepts it embraces.
Clare also has a strong understanding of modern and Chinese nutritional therapy and feels patient education is a big part of any healing process in terms of diet and lifestyle changes, and so uses this knowledge to empower and help patients make huge transformations in their lives and in the way they take care of themselves.
Clare loves spending time in Nature, walking and foraging on the land, growing medicinal herbs and vegetables as well as practicing yoga and meditation.