About The Sheffield Clinic of Complementary Medicine »


The clinic was established in 1983 and has become one of Sheffield's most respected centres for natural healing

Our ethos is to enhance health and wellbeing in a way that compliments western medicine while remaining in touch with the holistic routes of Chinese medicine. Many of our patients have been referred by their GP or health professional.

All four members of our treatment team are registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and undertake continuing professional development.

Meet the Team


Paul Franks MBAcC

Paul was co-founder of the clinic over 30 years ago. He was also instrumental in establishing the BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree at the University of Lincoln, where he was a senior lecturer in Acupuncture. In the past he worked in the NHS in the field of mental health where he used electro-acupuncture to help people with addictions.

As well as being one of the pioneers of acupuncture in South Yorkshire, Paul demonstrated the benefits of acupuncture on TV programmes including BBC Horizon. Throughout his career he studied different styles of acupuncture and has a particular interest in more complex conditions.


Dan Jiang MMed Sci, MBAcC

Dan Jiang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1978, and received her Master's medical degree in 1987. She has practiced acupuncture in the UK since 1991 and teaches widely both here and abroad. Her specialisms include internal medicine, immune disorders and the treatment of many conditions affecting women and children.


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Kay Barnes DipAc, PGDip, MBAcC

Kay trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. She has undertaken wide ranging continuing professional development, including studying the use of acupuncture to support fertility and IVF, and in obstetrics. Although Kay delights in general practice, she has a particular interest in gynaecology and mental and emotional imbalances.


Rainy Hutchinson Lic.Ac, MBAcC

Rainy qualified as an acupuncturist in 2003, graduating from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. As well as general practice Rainy has a particular interest in treating babies and children, and has completed a two year post graduate course in paediatric acupuncture. Rainy also runs the Children's Acupuncture Clinic in Sheffield.

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