Kate Joseph

acupuncturist & Massage therapist

Lic.Ac., MBAcC, BSc (Hons) Oriental Medicine Acupuncture

kate joseph acupuncturist east grinstead

Kate graduated with a BSc degree in Chinese Acupuncture from the International College of Oriental Medicine. She specialises in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture and the classical system of Stems and Branches.

Kate has spent many years working within the care industry and has gained a Higher National Certificate in nursing. She has worked with people living with a wide variety of health conditions and is passionate about supporting people through their healing journeys. She is constantly developing and expanding her understanding of health and well-being through her studies, which continue to inspire and evolve her treatments.

Kate is also a qualified massage therapist, specialising in sports and remedial massage and soft tissue therapy, and is a member of both the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM).

In the past Kate has spent many years living abroad, predominantly in India, New Zealand and Australia. She spent that time setting up projects and working within local communities. She played an integral part in setting up a farm based school in Tamil Nadu, South India and was part of the founding team for some years. She taught English and Maths to children of all ages and enjoyed learning to speak and read Tamil. Prior to that Kate co-founded a tailoring unit which produced baby slings to be exported to the UK. During her initial years in Tamil Nadu she spent time running arts and drama workshops with orphanages in the area.

Kate has completed qualifications in horticulture and permaculture and has been involved in land based design projects creating sustainable, food based programs in India, Australia and the UK. She is passionate about the environment and growing food and is always exploring opportunities to live more harmoniously with the Earth.

Kate has worked within the homeless community for years and sets up yearly fundraising to make up and distribute winter packs for people living on the streets of Brighton. She is now in the early stages of setting up an exciting new project with a fellow ICOM graduate, bringing Acupuncture and other modes of healing to disadvantaged communities in the UK who would not otherwise have access to such treatment.

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Elio Basagni

Principal, Practitioner, Lecturer

Lic.Ac., MBAcC, BSc (Hons) Oriental Medicine Acupuncture, FHEA

Elio’s mission is to disseminate the idea that Acupuncture can be the answer to the crisis affecting all evolved health systems globally: a modern answer with old roots; a medicine that puts patients at the centre of the clinical stage again, treating them as individuals and consequently guiding them towards taking responsibility for their own health needs. To this purpose, Elio has spent the last 15 years deepening his clinical skills and understanding of the Classics. He feels part of the movement known as “Classical Chinese Medicine”, led by scholars like Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, Jeffrey C. Yuen and Dr Li Liuhong.

Since 2010 he has worked in the ICOM clinic as a senior Practitioner and Clinic Supervisor. In 2010 he also founded the I-community project – a multibed clinical setting – in order to address the need of the local community for more frequent and affordable treatments, whilst maintaining the accuracy, care and attention to the patient, which are the trademark of ICOM.

Besides his busy clinical practice, Elio has been a teacher of Chinese Medicine, Point Location, Personal and Professional Development, as well as a member of the Clinic Supervision Team at ICOM. Here, Elio was the College Assistant Programme Leader/Director of Studies from 2012 to 2018, when he was appointed Principal.

In the last decade, he has contributed to the design and development of the academic and clinical curriculum of the ICOM Acupuncture programme, working together with the University of Greenwich and the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board.

He was awarded a BSc honours with a first-class degree in Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture by the University of Brighton, having completed a four-year full-time course at the International College of Oriental Medicine where he also gained a Therapeutic Massage diploma. In June 2013 he achieved a Master in higher education at the University of Greenwich and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). In 2019 Elio was one of the international peer reviewers of the draft document produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the Standardisation of the Terminology used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Elio practises and teaches liuhebafa tai chi style which he started studying in 1993 under the guide of Daoist Master J. W. Shadow.

Patients attending Elio’s clinic require most commonly treatment for:

  • musculo-skeletal problems (sciatica, back, shoulder and neck pain as well as all sort of joints problems – including tennis or golfer’s elbow, knee problems);
  • digestive problems (IBS, constipation, reflux, chronic loose stools, food intolerances, bloating etc.)
  • headaches (migraines, headaches related to hormones, weather, fatigue etc.);
  • menstrual and fertility related issues (painful periods, PMT, infertility IVF support, menopausal symptoms like hot flushes etc)
  • emotional issues (depression and anxiety related problems, including palpitations, panic attacks etc);
  • chronic fatigue,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • sleep disturbances
  • respiratory disturbances (allergic rhinitis, Asthma etc),
  • immunity or autoimmune related issues
  • general balance.

He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). 

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