Joanne Dyson DipAc MA(Oxon)

I was born and brought up in Taiwan. I came to the UK on a scholarship and later gained my first degree on Philosophy, Psychology & Physiology at University College, Oxford.

After graduation, I worked in investment banking in London and Singapore, before entering a 4-year degree-level training in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with Northern College in York, completing in 2005.


  • Private acupuncture practice since 2005
  • Tutor and mentoring supervisor in acupuncture since 2012
  • Member of British Acupuncture Council
  • Clinical Education Lead at Northern College of Acupuncture (2021-2022)
  • Volunteer acupuncturist at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, St James’s Hospital
  • Founder of Leeds Community Acupuncture project (2009-2012)

More about me

  • My style of acupuncture is heavily influenced by Dr Young Wei-Chieh, a direct disciple of Master Tung.  I was also fortunate enough to have studied with late Dr HH Ni and late Dr Richard Tan. Both shared their invaluable insights from decades of clinical practice.
  • I host workshops on advanced acupuncture theories and techniques.  I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education from University of Leeds.

Outside of acupuncture

  • PSYCH-K® facilitator
  • NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner
  • Trustee of Leeds Bereavement Forum, a charity aiming to remove social stigma about death, to provide training and signpost bereavement services in Yorkshire.
  • I enjoy reading, playing the piano and being outdoors.