Vivienne Outram, 24 Wilkinson St, Sheffield S10 2GB.  Tel 07931455590.

Vivienne Outram

Vivienne Outram BScEcon, MBAcC, MATCM.

Vivienne has spent many years studying the most effective acupuncture techniques available in the world today.  She has studied with some of the most highly regarded Chinese medicine practitioners inside and outside of China, including Dr Tan and Professor Shulan Tang of Nanjing University.  Her focus is on the study of traditional techniques, not widely known in the West, such as the Balance method, distal acupuncture for pain relief and Master Tung points.  Through Professor Shulan Tang she has a herbal medicine lineage stretching back to the chief physician of the last Emperor of China.

She has a particular interest in treating chronic health problems, anxiety and depression, fertility problems, repeat miscarriages and the treatment of chronic pain.

Qualifications & Expertise

  • Higher Education Diploma in Acupuncture from Manchester University.
  • Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Shulan TCM College Manchester UK.
  • Diploma in Acupuncture from the Bodyharmonics Centre, Cheltenham UK.
  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council.
  • Member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK.
  • 10 years post qualifying experience of practising Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Sheffield.
  • 2 year full time University Level Education in Acupuncture.
  • Further study in Chinese Gynaecology with Professor Shulan Tang of Nanjing University.
  • Extensive training in Korean Hand and Ear Therapy with Jong Baik.
  • Trained in using Dr Tan’s Balance Method of acupuncture.
  • Further extensive training in Master Tung acupuncture with Susan Johnson.
When I first came for treatment I was extremely weak and ill from a long-term virus that meant I was in bed all day and could hardly walk. I could not even stomach noise or daylight and had to lie down all day with the curtains shut. My problems had been
made worse by extreme menopausal problems including insomnia, painful joints and hot flushes. It was a real struggle to get into a taxi and to the clinic but I’m so glad I did. I was worried that I would never get better but each treatment made a huge positive
impact. I am now enjoying a full life, back at work and enjoying all my usual activities. In short Vivienne has completely transformed my health. From the very first treatment I could tell that Vivienne’s method was helping. I have seen other acupuncturists
in the past but none have been as effective as Vivienne. Her use of additional points that other acupuncturists don’t use was a major factor in how effective her treatments were for me. She has a very comforting and supportive manner and took time to really
understand my symptoms. Her knowledge and experience of dealing with such a wide range of conditions including chronic conditions such as mine means she is able to offer so much more than other acupuncturists. I simply cannot recommend Vivienne highly enough.
Janet 2018.
member of the british acupuncture council

How i can help.

Preparation is key. It is important to have treatment for 3 months before the beginning of IVF. It is preferrable to combine Chinese herbal medicine with acupuncture to get the best results.Treating any underlying health problem which can impede fertility is also important before the start of IVF. Successfully reating endometriosis, PCOS, high FSH with Chinese medicine, BEFORE the start of IVF will dramatically improve results. If only acupuncture is used, treatment needs to be frequent to have a good effect. Two treatments a week are a good dosage in preparation for IVF.
With Dr Tan’s Balance technique, you should experience an imediate improvement of your level of pain. Treatment needs to be frequent enough to obtain the correct dosage. For moderate pain, 2 treatments a week are sufficient, for severe pain, 3 treatments a week will be needed. Usually about 10-20 treatments will be required in total. With Dr Tan’s style of acupuncture, the painful area is not needled, which is a huge bonus when you are suffering from pain.
Vivienne has studied Chinese Gynaecology with Professor Shulan Tang, who is an expert in treating female health problems with Chinese medicine. Professor Tang has spent more than 20 years in the UK, so has been able to adapt her knowledge to the different health problems found in the UK. As a result, Vivienne has had a unique education on the best Chinese medicine prescriptions to use for problems in the UK.
Vivienne has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety & depression with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. There are many different herbal formulas which have been developed by the Chinese which naturally calm the mind and body. Acupuncture can also help to balance the mind/body/spirit to help resolve underlying anxiety and depression. This process is best undertaken with concurrent counselling as well.
‘I have had pain for nearly 3 years.  It was coming to the point where I was taking time off work.  This short treatment has vastly improved my standard of life.  I wake up and feel no pain, something I am not used to.  It’s great.  I have tried many things.  This is the only treatment that has helped.’
‘When I first started seeing Vivienne , my health was causing a lot of problems, in particular pain and sleep.  The treatment that I am receiving has significantly reduced the pain and my quality of sleep is also improving.  I am so glad that I see Vivienne and can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for me to date.’
‘I decided to have acupuncture to help with some dizziness I had been experiencing.  After a few sessions I was surprised to find that my dizziness was starting to get better, and I was also very surprised to find out I was pregnant!  This was a lovely discovery as I had previously had no luck in conceiving.  I am now having acupuncture to help with my pregnancy tiredness as well as Morning sickness.’

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