About Viven Shaw

People come to the acupuncture-ecohouse for treatment of a variety of ailments such as back pain, neck pain, trauma recovery, hayfever, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

People also come when they are well to maintain a high level of health and prevent stress and disease.


Vivien Shaw DipAc MBAcC has been practising acupuncture since 1992 and has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since its inauguration in 1995. She lives and works in Oxford.

Tui Na massage

Vivien trained in Tui Na massage in 1992, a massage approach that is medically oriented. A session will usually be focused on relieving pain and tension and is excellent for most back and neck problems as well as maintaining good health.


Vivien is currently working at the University of Oxford studying the anatomical basis of acupuncture theory and acupoints. She is supported in her research by funding from the British Acupuncture Council.


Shaw, V, (2012)"Meridians Under the Skin" presented at 14th Annual Research Symposium, Acupuncture Research Resource Centre, February 2012 (Best poster winner)

Shaw, V, (2012)"Using Anatomy to Translate Traditional Chinese Medicine into Evidence Based Practice" Poster at Anatomical Society Summer Meeting, Edinburgh , July 2012.

Shaw, V, Aland, C.,(2012))"Possible concordances between acupuncture points and neurovascular structures of the leg." Clinical Anatomy 2012 vol 25 issue 6 DOI: 10.1002/ca.22099.

Shaw, V. Aland, C.(2013)Meridians under the skin. Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Spring 2013, pp75-81.

Shaw, V, (2013) 'Exploring the Imagery and Anatomy of 'Xi' Ravine points', poster presented at 15th Acupuncture Research Resource Symposium, 2013.

Shaw, V, (2013) 'St 36, Anatomy Ancient and Modern', poster presented at British Medical Acupuncture Society (2013) Spring meeting. Winner best poster prize. Recommended by Dr Mike Cummings on F1000

Shaw, V, (2013) 'Triple Heater, Anatomical Fact or Fiction', poster presented at Acupuncture Association Chartered Physiotherapists Conference 2013

Vivien's research posters can be viewed here

Outreach Work

She works for the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund, which provides medical services including alternative medicine for the homeless in a purpose built medical centre.

If you are interested in contacting Vivien about treatment or to arrange to see the acupuncture-ecohouse, please e mail


or ring 01865 716717