Richmond couple open new complementary health clinic

Helen and Dean McQue.

A Richmond couple are celebrating the opening of their new complementary health clinic with a launch event this month.

Helen and Dean McQue are both licensed acupuncturists and practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine with 11 years combined experience.

The McQue Health and Acupuncture Suite will open on 14 September offering a range of complementary health services.

The couple, who have steadily built up their clientele from a shared premises in Finkle Street, specialise in women’s health and musculoskeletal pain.

Opening their own clinic has been a long held dream for Helen and Dean who both had long standing careers before turning to acupuncture.

Helen, formerly a chef, retrained as an acupuncturist after her daughters left home for university.

She’s hoping the new premises will open up new opportunities.

She said: “The plan is to have a base for people to come to and provide a range of complementary and healing treatments through acupuncture and the many therapies that traditional Chinese medicine offers”

Dean’s love of health goes back to his O-level days where he was the only pupil in his school to take Human Biology.

He developed his love for fitness by becoming a personal trainer, which he did along side his career in fire service where he spent more than 30 years.

His observations of stress and trauma through his job, combined with his fitness experience, eventually led him to acupuncture which allows him to fulfil his desire to help and make a difference to people. He feels the new premises will allow him to do this even more.

He said: “It’s important that our practice is driven by kindness, understanding and a genuine desire to help others”.

Helen and Dean also run an acupuncture clinic in the Nepalese mountains to help locals and go over every other year.