Cate Boyle


Cate is a keen runner, swimmer, cyclist (and climbs mountains when she can!). Not surprisingly, she developed a specialist interest in using acupuncture for sports injuries as well as general well being. Cate believes acupuncture is a valuable tool for ensuring optimum health. Just being fit is not enough, to get the most out of your training, the body also has to be ‘healthy and in balance’. Otherwise you can’t respond, adapt and recover well from the demands of training and therefore the niggles or injuries can’t resolve quickly.  Cate is passionate about an integrative approach to sports injuries and believes that combining different approaches helps get sporty types back to activity faster.

Cate practices Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and has always been fascinated about the link between health, biological dysfunction and disease. With a 25 year career working in medical research studying the biological basis of disease, Cate became interested in Acupuncture through a chance event. Cate was at a research conference on cancer when she took a wrong turn and ended up in a lecture on Acupuncture. From that moment she was intrigued by Acupuncture and went on to study in the UK and China to qualify in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today, Cate utilises all her expertise, working both as an acupuncturist as well as in the cancer research world and also lectures Western Medical Sciences to Acupuncture students.

I was utterly amazed at what Cate managed to do. She explained that a lot of my Achilles pain was probably just in my head; that I’d been suffering for so long with Achilles problems my brain had come to expect discomfort from training.

In terms which I understand, Cate basically reprogrammed my brain, changing its “pain response”. The results were amazing. I was able to get back to some good training a lot sooner than I expected.
— Peter, Acupuncture client