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about otzi

Otzi Acupuncture was founded by Victoria Stockton. Victoria achieved a First Class BA Honours degree in Acupuncture after training for 3 years at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick in Five Element Acupuncture. She keeps up-to-date by regularly attending Continuing Professional Development courses.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the leading national regulatory body for professional acupuncture practitioners, Victoria adheres to their strict standards of care. The BAcC is committed to ensuring all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment, setting out guidelines for ethical and professional behaviour, as well as standards for best practice in acupuncture.

Victoria is fluent in French and Italian and can offer treatment in these languages.

Victoria practices in the Cotswolds town of Shipston-on-Stour and in London.

Otzi the Iceman was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps (hence Otzi) on the border between Austria and Italy. Otzi's body has over 50 tattoos, in the form of groups of lines and crosses, some of which on examination by expert acupuncturists were found to correspond to acupuncture points. X-rays of the body revealed evidence of age-related degeneration in the hips, knees, ankles and spine, the tattoos were therefore possibly intended as therapeutic measures. This raises the possibility that acupuncture was being used in Europe some 2,000 years before was previously thought. Otzi the Iceman is on display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy).