Affifa qualified as a doctor in Pakistan and has worked in the UK for more than 10 years. She trained in the Midlands and is registered with the GMC as both a general physician and gastroenterologist. She worked as a consultant in the NHS and continues in private medical practice.
Affifa’s interest in complementary medicine is long-standing. She learnt traditional therapeutic massage and the use of aromatic oils when she was a student. She was brought up in a tradition of therapeutic massage and use of aromatic oils.
She has continued to develop this knowledge and experience throughout her career. She has trained in acupuncture and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. She also trained in Hijama and is registered with the GRCCT.