MBBS, MD, DA (UK) FFARCSI, MFPMRCA, DipMedAcu
Chronic Pain Specialist, Medical Acupuncture Specialist & Retd. Anesthetist
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Wycombe Medical Acupuncture Clinics are carried out by Dr. Hans Mathew, a fully accredited Medical Acupuncturist (BMAS), who also works as a Chronic Pain Specialist at Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also a qualified Anaesthetist but retired from his anaesthetic practice in 2021 after a career spanning 33 years.
After completing medical training (MBBS) and postgraduate studies (MD – anaesthesia) in Bangalore, India, Hans joined High Wycombe Hospital in 1996. He further obtained a Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, Fellowship in Anaesthesia (FFARCSI), and Membership of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (MFPMRCA) at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Mathew developed an interest in Western Medical Acupuncture as part of chronic pain management and introduced it to the chronic pain clinics at Buckinghamshire NHS Trust. He obtained the Diploma in Acupuncture (DipMedAc) and is a fully accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), the society that regulates Medical Acupuncture practice in the UK. He also served on the Director Board of the BMAS Council for two terms (2012- 20).
He has been a medical doctor for over 40 years, and has been practicing acupuncture for more than 15 years; he has many publications in Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia, and Medical Acupuncture and has done presentations at the national and international levels.
His special interest is in the use of medical acupuncture for chronic pain management and other acupuncture-responsive conditions (see conditions treated).
Dr Hans was also a visiting Senior Lecturer at Bucks New University (2012-2015) and is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University (2019- to date) for the MCh MMed programme.
He also has a special interest in mindfulness meditation and has done the ‘teacher training programme’ from The Oxford Mindfulness centre.
He lives in High Wycombe with wife and has 3 adult children.
General Medical Council (GMC)
British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
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