Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
in Covent Garden, and Central London. Acupuncture Central London
Chinese Herbal Medicine Crystal Palace SE19
Welcome to my website
I am a fully qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and I have practised Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Holborn and Covent Garden since 1997.
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is composed of Acupuncture (and Moxibustion), Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet, Manipulative Therapy and also encompasses the remedial exercises Qi Gong and Tai Ji. As a practitioner I have studied extensively all these disciplines and have incorporated them all into my TCM practice.
TCM is a holistic form of medicine which considers the person, both body and mind, as an integrated whole. It is used to restore health, prevent illness, as well as balance the emotions and support one's general wellbeing. Therefore, when dealing with a condition, you are not only relieving the symptoms but you are also focusing on the root cause of the disharmony.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine constitute the main body of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have been practiced for over 2000 years in the East and are being used today throughout the world.
I see patients with a variety of health problems including Gynaecology, Fertility, IVF, Digestive Disorders, Dermatology, Respiratory and Circulatory, Immune Deficiency, Stress and Anxiety, Urinary and Musculoskeletal.
Both therapies can be used on their own or safely combined with each other and both are generally compatible with Conventional Western Medicine.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used extensively for the treatment of infertility. Both have a strong influence on the reproductive and endocrine systems and therefore can help address imbalances in the body, which could prohibit conception or cause miscarriage. Some of these imbalances could be the result of constitutional weakness, lifestyle, diet, stress or anxiety.
I have been working with both women and men on issues of Infertility for over 20 years. In that time I have helped many women conceive and have supported them through their pregnancy and the postnatal period. I have also extensive experience in performing acupuncture in conjunction with IVF procedures.
For more information please go to my Fertility page.
I have been practicing as an acupuncturist in Covent Garden at The Neal's Yard Therapy Rooms since 2001. At The Therapy Rooms, I give acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine for various conditions and also I have a long-standing experience on IVF and acupuncture for Fertility in central London.
Neal's Yard Therapy Rooms is situated in Covent Garden. It is not far from Holborn, Charing Cross, Tottenham Court Road, Trafalgar Square, Green Park and the City of London.
Safflower Acupuncture is in Gipsy Hill close to Crystal Palace..
Every month I would like to introduce, one of the conditions listed in the A to Z of conditions by posting extracts from the BAcC website.Headache
Headache is one of the most frequent reasons for medical consultations, in both general practice and neurology clinics.(Steiner 2007) Migraine has been covered in a separate Fact Sheet so this one will focus on tension-type headache. These occur in up to around 80% of the UK adult population(Steiner 2007), and are more prevalent in women (65% of cases in one survey).(Friedman 1954) Symptoms begin before the age of 10 years in 15% of people with chronic tension-type headache, and prevalence declines with age.(Lance 1965) The origin of tension-type headache is multifactorial, but the pathogenesis is still unclear; there is a family history of some form of headache in 40% of people with chronic tension-type headache.(Russell 1999)
Tension-type headache is the term used for infrequent and frequent episodic, as well as chronic, tension-type headaches. (International Headache Society 2004) This type of headache is primary (i.e. the headache itself is the disorder, rather than secondary to another condition).(International Headache Society 2004) Tension-type headaches are characterised by pain that is typically mild or moderate in intensity, bilateral, and pressing or tightening in quality, but does not worsen with physical activity.(International Headache Society 2004) There may be accompanying photophobia or phonophobia, but no nausea. The headaches are daily or very frequent, and last from minutes to days.(International Headache Society 2004)
The aim of conventional treatment is to reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of headache, with minimal adverse effects from treatment. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are taken to alleviate headaches.(Watson 2008)
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Acupuncturist Covent Garden and Crystal Palace
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