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Adrian studied Gestalt Psychology in the 1970s before retraining in Traditional Acupuncture and qualifying in 1984.
He spent 3 months working at the Kalubowila Hospital with Professor Jayasuriya in an acupuncture out patient clinic and then returned to U.K and was offered a post at Gloucester Royal Hospital with Dr Frances Beswick at one of the first Pain Clinics in 1986.  
A  post was created at Gloucester and Cheltenham Pain Clinics in 1987 . Adrian continued to study Traditional Chinese Medicine  and gained an M.A. from The University of Westminster in 1996 in  Therapeutic Bodywork.
He had been studying Myofascial Trigger Points since 1990 with the British Medical Acupuncture Society.  Adrian took early retirement in 2013 from Cheltenham Hospital.
Adrian was invited into Primary Care in 1990 and has been working with a number of GP practices in Gloucestershire and the local Health Authoritities until 2016 when funding moved from the NHS to Tewkesbury Hospital Friends and Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust. He retired  from Tewkesbury  in 2021, Vicky now runs the Tewkesbury Hospital Friends  clinic. Adrian now provides clinics for Minchinhampton Surgery Chariable Trust and Phoenix Health Medical Trust in Cirencester andf Tetbury
He has also lectured for a number of national health and research charities and regularly teaches clinical skills for under and post graduate Doctors  and Acupuncturists

Adrian is married with 3 adult children and enjoys gardening and walking with 2 lurcher dogs. He studies Mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong.

Dr Vicky Hardwick qualified in medicine from University College London in 1990, having gained a BSc in Psychology as well as Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degrees.


She qualified as a GP in 1997, gaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (with distinction) in 1998. 

She trained in Western Medical Acupuncture in 2011 and holds a Diploma of Medical Acupuncture accreditation with the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

In 2019 Vicky was elected to the council of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and currently holds the position of Honorary Secretary to the Society. 

In addition to practising acupuncture she currently works part-time as a Speciality Doctor in Neurological Rehabilitation and as an Effective Consulting Skills Tutor at Bristol University Medical School.

Vicky has particular experience of acupuncture in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, neurological conditions, headaches, migraines, menopausal hot flushes and women’s health.


She has been working with Adrian  Lyster since 2012 as part of the Tewkesbury Hospital Friends Acupuncture Pain Clinic.



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Photos from Rob Hainsworth Photography

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