My name is Su Bhagi and in 2005, I founded the EnerQi Acupuncture and Reiki Clinic in west Swindon. Since then, I have trained in Chinese Nutritional Therapy and, over the years, have attended numerous Continual Professional Development Courses in order to increase my knowledge base. In clinic, I offer acupuncture, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, TCM nutrition and Reiki, in various combinations depending on what a person presents with.
My education background has mainly focused on the Sciences and after studying Chemistry and Physics at College, I went on to study Chemical Engineering at University. After gaining a 2:1 (hons) degree in 1996, I started my working life as a Commissioning Engineer, working on various treatment plants across the UK.
Changing my outlook on life
Unfortunately, during my time as an Engineer, my younger sister was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away, two years later. This traumatic event stopped me in my tracks and changed my outlook on life, completely; I began to re-evaluate my priorities and realised that I didn’t want to spend the majority of my life working on machinery, or sat behind a desk at a computer – this no longer fulfilled me. I had always had a keen interest in people and after losing my sister to cancer, understanding health became a priority.
The mind/body connection
I had spent much of my time researching the likely causes of cancer and over the years, began to learn about the connection between the mind and body. It was then that I stumbled across acupuncture and discovered that this form of medicine evaluates a person’s mental health, their diet/lifestyle and their physical symptoms, before any treament is given . It confirmed my own belief that what we eat, how we process our thoughts and our general lifestyle, together, determine our overall health. This is something I had not come across in modern medicine; the use of prescription drugs to treat isolated symptoms, rather than considering or addressing the root cause of illness, just didn’t make sense to me.
The journey began
Within a month of discovering acupuncture, I gave up my career in Engineering and in September 2002, embarked on a degree in Acupuncture. The course was fascinating and covered many subjects, from anatomy, western pathology & physiology to eastern philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).Three years later, I was awarded a 2:1 Honours Degree in Acupuncture, from Portsmouth University.
Today, I work in a busy clinic, treating people for a variety of conditions. This career journey has been the most rewarding experience for me; seeing people achieve better health after treatment, continues to drive my passion for this medicine. My aim is always to educate people on how they can take better care of their health, so that minimal treatment, if any, will be needed.
One of the main areas that many people come to me for is gynaecological conditions and fertility issues. I am happy to say that I have successfully helped many couples to conceive, either naturally, or via support during IVF/ICSI. Other areas that I commonly see in clinic, and that I have a keen interest in, are digestive disorders and anxiety/emotional stress related issues. Combining acupuncture with Reiki and/or TCM nutrition has been helpful in treating this.