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Phoenix Rising
Qi Gong, Acupuncture & Tui Na Massage in Bournemouth

Annual Open Day

Phoenix Rising Acupuncture and Tui Na clinic in Southbourne (Map) is excited to be hosting its Annual Open Day on Tuesday 1st May 2018 between 4pm and 8pm.

This is a FREE event but is by appointment only.

Lydia will be on hand to answer questions about:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Facial enhancement acupuncture
  • Qi Gong therapy
  • Foot meridian massage
  • Oriental head massage
  • Other treatments Phoenix Rising has to offer.

Demonstrations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Advanced Facial enhancement acupuncture will take place throughout the afternoon and evening.

Five minute taster sessions will be available if you would like to experience Tui Na Massage!

Aftercare advice such as Feng Shui or Food therapy can be discussed along with topics such as Chinese Astrology!

For further information or to book your Open Day appointment, contact Lydia HERE or call her on 07534 013 309.


Qi Gong

I am Lydia Edwards, a Qi Gong instructor who is certificated by the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts. I started my journey into the Eastern Arts in 2002 and began training with Damo Mitchell of Lotus Nei Gong in 2009.

Classes include body conditioning, loosening and stretching. I teach a number of different Qi Gong sets including

  • Dao Yin
  • Breathing techniques
  • Ji Ben Qi Gong (fundamentals)
  • Wu Xing Qi Gong (5 element Qi Gong)

I aim to introduce students to some of the fundamental Daoist practices and lifestyle choices. Students are encouraged to gradually build up their own daily practice in order to make genuine progress.

Qi Gong Classes

Classes are held every Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am at The Beehive Studio, 129–131 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, BH6 3EN (now called "Back to Fitness").

Donations are from £7.00 to £10.00 per student.

Please Note

Classes will NOT be held on the following dates in 2018 (due to my continuing professional development courses with Lotus Nei Gong)

  • 18th March
  • 27th May
  • 2nd September
  • 25th November

Qi Gong Workshops

Six weekly workshops every Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm, starting 17th April 2018 at The Beehive Studio, 129–131 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, BH6 3EN (now called "Back to Fitness").

This is a six week course of unique workshops, to help you deepen your understanding of Chinese Qi Gong including:

  • The Five Elements
  • Our Energy System (from a Classical Daoist perspective)
  • How the movements of the Five Elemental energies affect us on a physical, emotional and energetic plane.

Advanced payment for the entire 6 week course:

  • £50 for concessions
  • £75 full price

Or a drop-in rate (for an individual class; cash paid on the day)

  • £10 concessions
  • £15 full price

For further information contact Lydia HERE or call her on 07534 013 309.

What Will I Learn in the Qi Gong Workshops?

During the six sessions we will be exploring the profound links between Astrology, the Five Phases (Elements), our physical body and mind, and how we can harness this ancient wisdom and apply it to our lives.

Learn which is your weakest Element using the Five Element Theory and how it can be strengthened through Qi Gong, Chinese Medicine Food therapy, and by working through any negative emotional patterns. We will also learn what the De - Virtue is of each of the Five Phases and how we can encourage these virtues to manifest.

Yang Sheng Fa (Chinese Life Nourishing Techniques) will be explored, as will self massage (Chinese Tui Na massage) and other nourishing techniques.

What Form Will the Qi Gong Workshops Take?

There will be a talk, a practical Qi Gong session and a Q&A in each workshop.

Each week we will be focusing on a different Element, with the final week drawing everything together where we will practice what has been learnt.

Ideally all six workshops should be completed, but we will have re-caps at the start of each session, so drop in classes can also be taken individually.


Acupuncture & Tui Na

You can expect safe, effective, compassionate and confidential care from fully qualified master practitioner Lydia Edwards who offers a range of treatments to help heal your mind, body and soul.

She has treated clients for muscular skeletal (e.g. back) issues, emotional imbalance (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression), male health or gynaecological issues, weight loss, stopping smoking, chronic conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia), headaches, migraines, improving fertility, tinnitus and others.

Click on an image to learn more about each treatment.

Home Visits

Treatments are carried out at Phoenix Rising Clinic in Southbourne, but home visits can be arranged for individuals who have child care needs or who find it difficult to leave their homes due to disability.


Treatment prices range from £40 per hour. Special offers will be regularly advertised on this website and on the Phoenix Rising Facebook page.

Client Testimonial

Thank you Lydia, at Phoenix Rising for fixing me!

In 2009, I had a severe sports accident that left my back damaged, I thought, beyond repair. All previous attempts to fix it had left me feeling worse and when I was advised to try Phoenix Rising, I was unsure whether the treatments on offer would be able to help where previous treatments had failed. However, I went into it with hope and an open mind.

After a comprehensive consultation, I started my treatment, which was a combination of Tui Na Massage and Acupuncture, and started feeling the benefits straight away! Every session was a progression from the last and I am now feeling so good, I'm in training for Tough Mudder and playing squash regularly… something I couldn't have even considered a few months ago.

What has been the most profound though, is that the regular consultations before every session allowed us to agree a change of direction in treatments as healing one symptom seemed to bring another to the fore. I feel that the root of the problem has now been rectified, which I put down to the skilled practitioner that treated me in part, but also her conscientious approach to fixing me completely and not to string out my treatments.

Thank you so much Lydia and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend you to anybody with any ailment, physical or mental.

Aaron Lowney
November 2015


Lydia Edwards

Lydia Edwards DiAc, DiTn, (BHC) Lic Ac, MAcuC

Resident practitioner Lydia has been studying the Eastern medical, spiritual and martial arts for over ten years.


She is a qualified master practitioner of Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, having studied under the renowned Maria Mercati, graduating with distinction in both these disciplines.

Quality Assurance

Lydia is a licensed acupuncturist and is fully insured to practice with Holistic Insurance Services and is a member of the Acupuncture - Acutherapy Council and complies with their strict rules and regulations.


She brings not only her specialised knowledge of TCM and Tui Na Massage, but also a warmth and compassion that comes from a deeply held belief in her ability to help people with their health and encourage their emotional well being.

Continuous Improvement

Lydia is furthering her education in Acupuncture and Daoist philosophy with the internationally respected Damo Mitchell at Lotus Nei Gong. She has been a student of the Lotus Nei Gong school for almost a decade.

Outside of Work

Lydia is married to her lifelong partner Iain, who is a scholar of European literature. She enjoys attending live music concerts, going to the theatre and spending time in the beautiful natural world that Dorset has to offer, whether running by the sea or exploring and training in the New Forest.