Louanne Richards is an Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She also teaches T’ai Chi and Qigong. Her professional body memberships include the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM), the Acupuncture and Childbirth Team (ACT). And the European School of T’ai Chi Chuan (ESTCC.UK)
Along with treating many other problems, Louanne is currently studying ways to support cancer patients with herbal medicine and acupuncture as they undergo chemo or radiotherapy treatment.
In addition to teaching regular T’ai Chi and Qigong classes in Oxford and in London, she frequently leads sessions at Headway, for those who have suffered strokes and head injuries.
In 2010, as the EU Directive on herbal products began to impact upon herbalists in the UK, Louanne became co-founder of the Oxford Campaign to Protect Herbal Medicine, which works towards gaining statutory regulation for herbalists as well as ensuring the survival of indigenous medicines.