Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
in Covent Garden, Holborn and Central London. Fertility Acupuncture Central London
During this difficult period of the corona pandemic people are still concerned about their overall health and lifestyle. It is important to continue to look after ourselves, to this end I am providing an online service for those who are unable to reach or are worried about visiting a clinic in person.
Chinese herbal medicine is used both singularly and in conjunction with acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of conditions and as an excellent means to promote heath and balance. I am currently available for online consultations and am able to prescribe a herbal remedy, which I will formulate specifically to your needs and have it sent to you so that you can continue to benefit from Chinese medicine in these unsettled times.
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.
I am a member of the following organizations:
- The British Acupuncture Council
- Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
- The Shiatsu Society
- Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
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 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.
A German study on Acupuncture & ART concluded that using acupuncture with IVF achieved a 42.5% clinical pregnancy rate compared to 26.3% in the group that did not receive acupuncture.
Women are three and a half times more likely to conceive using Chinese Herbs than with conventional drug therapy alone. (Research involving 1,851 women by the University of Adelaide, Australia.)
My clinical experience is that this rate increases even more with the broader support of both Chinese herbs and acupuncture in preparation for the IVF procedure.
For more information on research 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 Room's acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Covent Garden is close to Holborn, Charing Cross, Tottenham Court Road, Trafalgar Square, Green Park and the City of London.
Accurate information about the incidence and prevalence of anxiety disorders is difficult to obtain; a survey by the Office of National Statistics (ONS 2000) found that 164 people per 1,000 had a neurotic disorder in the week before interview, which represents about 1 in 6 of all adults. They found that the most prevalent neurotic disorder among the population as a whole was mixed anxiety and depressive disorder (88 people per 1,000).
Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (NICE 2007; Clinical Evidence 2007). They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability; if left untreated, are costly to both the individual and society (NICE 2007). As well as emotional symptoms such as worry, disturbed sleep, irritability and poor concentration, anxiety can cause physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea, diarrhoea, dry mouth, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, cold hands, muscle tension and aches, trembling and twitching (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; WHO 2007). Also, the symptoms of many physical conditions can become worse with stress, for example, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and tension headaches, and back pain (Clinical Evidence 2007).
Treatments recognised as useful for anxiety disorders include psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and applied relaxation, and medication such as some antidepressants and benzodiazepines (NICE 2007). All the drug treatments have side effects, and many may cause withdrawal or discontinuation symptoms (British National Formulary 2009).
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Acupuncturist Covent Garden
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