Jill is a fully qualified Traditional Acupuncturist, having gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. She is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and regularly takes part in ongoing professional development.
Jill has also undertaken training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and additional professional development in Gua Sha, pulse diagnosis, scalp acupuncture and auriculotherapy.
Using her depth of knowledge and experience in Acupuncture, Jill has been training in Reflexology and is now proud to announce that she is a fully qualified Reflexologist!
- PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- PGDipAc – Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture (2013)
- VTCT – Diploma in Clinical Reflexology (2020)
Self-employed acupuncturist at NIHP Durham
As a keen mountain biker, climber and outdoor enthusiast, I have always had an interest in health and fitness.
After receiving acupuncture treatment for a chronic illness some years ago, I felt drawn to move on from my previous career as a teacher to retrain as an acupuncturist. I now look back on this as the single most positive decision in my life. What I love about acupuncture is it’s endless flexibility and variability which enables it to be both a scientific discipline and and art form at the same time.
My understanding of acupuncture is that it stimulates the body to set in motion it’s own healing processes. I am endlessly fascinated by the positive changes in physical and emotional health which can be initiated by acupuncture treatment and the benefits which people feel as a result.
Modern research is now beginning to enlighten our understanding of the ways in which acupuncture works from a western scientific viewpoint. These include stimulation of the nervous and immune systems, changes to blood circulation and pressure, influences on the production of red and white blood cells and the release of hormones such as serotonin and endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers). Also, recent research in China has found that the meridians which are used in acupuncture treatment closely resemble pathways in the fascia network, which may act as a kind of communication system within the body.
These research findings help to explain why acupuncture treatment can have a positive influence on a wide variety of symptoms, as well as helping to improve general feelings of well-being.
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What patients say…
Acupuncture for knees & hips
Jill treated my knees and hips, successfully easing the pain and improving my general wellbeing.
Helped lift my “foggy head feeling”
I find all the staff at NIHP Durham very pleasant and friendly. The two therapists I have used are Jill Marks for Acupuncture and Agnes Chojnacka for Deep Tissue Massage. Both are first rate and passionate about their specialty and their breadth of knowledge is amazing.
I initially came to see Jill suffering from depression, stress and fatigue. The results were great after just one treatment, helping to lift my “foggy head feeling” – making me feel calmer, more grounded and a greater clarity of mind. I now have acupuncture with Jill once a month and I really feel it keeps me in good balance. Jill is excellent at fine tuning my treatment session to any ailments at the time so that I really get the most out of my time with her.
Jane H. (48), Durham
Feeling more relaxed & happy
I have tried various treatments for my back problems since having surgery 10 years ago. I turned to acupuncture on the recommendation of a friend. The treatment was not an instant relief but after a while the relief I wanted has hopefully been found. I can walk more freely and feel as though I have had my legs restored to almost normal. This has resulted in me feeling more relaxed and happy now that I am not in constant pain.
Geoffrey P. (67), Durham.
Muscle & Joint Problems
I came to the NIHP with swollen hands and painful joints. After 2 weeks of acupuncture treatment from Jill I now have less pain. I am able to open jars and bottles a lot easier – and I can even help my wife more!
Ronald B. (76), Chester-le-Street, Durham.
I never know the needles are there
Jill is wonderful at making me feel at ease with the acupuncture. She is very calming and the treatments are a pleasure to go to. I always feel I benefit so much from them. I never know the needles are there as they are very thin. I can feel myself nodding off I am that relaxed. Fantastic and totally recommend Jill.