Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
in Covent Garden, Holborn and Central London. Acupuncture Central London
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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.
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 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.
Around 1 in 25 of the UK population has fibromyalgia, a lifelong condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment, without any known structural or inflammatory cause (Annemans 2008; Hauser 2008; De Silva 2010; Burckhardt 1994). This problem is costly in terms of consultations, prescriptions and sick leave (Annemans 2008; Busch 2007; Boonen 2005; Hauser 2010).
In fibromyalgia, abnormalities in central pain-processing and the release of neurotransmitters including serotonin and noradrenaline lead to lower pain thresholds (Holman 2005; Clauw 2008). Predisposing factors for the condition include female gender, anxiety, trauma and viral infection (Clauw 2009). American College of Rheumatology diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia are widespread pain lasting at least 3 months, affecting both sides of the body, above and below the waist; plus pain at 11 or more of 18 designated possible tender points, when 4kg/cm2 force is exerted at each point Wolfe 1990).
The main aims of therapy are to reduce symptoms, to improve function, and to help patients adapt to the condition (Hauser 2008). Treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy and medication such as simple analgesics or NSAIDs, tramadol, antidepressants (low-dose tricyclics or antidepressant doses of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-noradrenaline re-uptake inhibitors) and antiepileptics (e.g. gabapentin, pregabalin).
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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 visit the 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.
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