City Spring was founded by Jon Price as a means of providing quality, professional acupuncture practised in a traditional format within Edgbaston, Birmingham. Jon has been in practice since 2002 and in this time he has worked with many other acupuncturists and health professionals. He continues to lead and collaborate with a team of practitioners working out of the rooms at City Spring.
Jon received his permission to practise in 2002 from The College of Traditional Acupuncture where he gained his Lic.Ac (licence to practise) and BA(Hons) in Traditional Acupuncture.
He is a Member of The British Acupuncture Council, the body that represents professional acupuncturists who have an extensive training in acupuncture. The BAcC maintains standards of education, ethics, practice and discipline to ensure the health and safety of the public.
Jon also has an interest in Tai Chi. He runs classes teaching with a focus on its physical, emotional and therapeutic benefits.
If you are interested in studying acupuncture The Acupuncture Academy provides professional training at degree level.
Jon currently lectures at the Academy and has spent time there and at other institutions as a tutor and clinical supervisor.
(Note that Jon sometimes has interns in his clinic as part of the college course so please let him know if this is not suitable for you)
Jon began his acupuncture practice working within a back care clinic. This work was alongside osteopaths giving pain relief and rehabilitative treatments.
Since 2004 Jon has worked within the complementary therapy field providing acupuncture alongside fellow practitioners as well as counsellors, chiropractors and various massage therapists.
He has spent time working for the Freshwinds charity that cares specifically for individuals who have life threatening or life limiting illnesses using an integrated medical model put together by western (allopathic) doctors. This work allowed Jon to use acupuncture diagnostics and treatment with patients who were sometimes too ill to actually travel to the charity's clinic.
Jon and the team of practitioners at City Spring continue to update their knowledge and skills on a regular basis studying with leading figures in the field of acupuncture and specific areas of treatment.
City Spring provides Tai Chi courses and talks on acupuncture to companies, groups and businesses. Courses and talks have been for schools, The Big Lottery fund and KPMG among many others, locally and nationally.