Dr Beverley de Valois PhD LicAc FBAcC MBLS is a practising acupuncturist and ScarWork therapist. Based in the UK she is a Fellow of the British Acupuncture Council. She was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the British Lymphology Society from 2017-2020.
From 2000 to 2019, she worked as a Research Acupuncturist in the Supportive Oncology Research Team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre where work focused on how acupuncture can be used to support people living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Her particular interest is how to use acupuncture to rehabilitate and renew people when they have completed active cancer treatment.
Dr de Valois has conducted several early phase research studies in this area. Her PhD investigated using two forms of acupuncture to manage breast cancer treatment-related hot flushes and night sweats. Dr de Valois received a research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate using acupuncture and moxibustion to improve wellbeing and quality of life for people with cancer treatment-related lymphoedema. She also received British Acupuncture Council funding which enabled a study into teaching people undergoing chemotherapy in the NHS (UK) to self-administer moxibustion to improve outcomes.
Dr de Valois has published a number of papers and articles in integrative medicine journals and has presented extensively at conferences in Europe, Canada and the USA. She teaches regularly at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK and the Traditional Acupuncture Academy in Leamington, UK.