Acupuncture/Chinese Herbal Medicine and Massage in Central London, Islington, Canterbury and Whitstable
I have been in full-time practice for nearly 20 years. My main clinic is a lovely upmarket multi-disiplinary clinic in Clerkenwell, Central London. Over the past 5 years I have also built a busy practice from home, in Whitstable. I really love the combination of working from the calm tranquil environment of my home and the contrast of being in an inner city (also calm and tranquil) clinic in London. The patients I see present with a wide variety of conditions conditions, examples are: allergies, anxiety, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, migraine, muscular/skeletal pain, skin problems (acne, ezcema etc), stress and fertility/gynaecological/pregnancy issues.
One of the most important pillars for me, is to tailor make each treatment to the individual, i.e no person is the same. Even if two people come in with similar symptoms, their bodies are different and therefor, they require different treatments. I often combine acupucture with cupping, herbs and massage depending on the individuals need. For me, it is important to be able to work alongside Western Medicine, if needed. I value both The Chinese Medical system and The Western Medical system. They can complement and supplement each other very well. After all, we live in the 21 century and limiting ourselves to only ancient theories would not allow us to explore the full potential of its healing properties. East meets West!
I have studied Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) full-time for 5 years, BSc Hons and MSc, at University of Westminster. I graduated as an acupuncturist 2002.
I qualified as a massage therapist in 1998 and I have since completed several advanced massage courses including pregnancy massage and Thai massage. I have further done in-depth training with Janet Balaskas at the Active Birth centre. I have a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, hormonal issues and skin conditions. However, I am happy to work with any other issues/problems too.
Even though I see myself as a general acupuncture practitioner, the majority of my patients fall within the category of fertility, pregnancy and menstrual/hormonal issues. I am further one of the original members of the reputable ACT London
(Acupuncture Childbirth Team), www.actlondon.net . I am also a member of the East Kent based The Birth Network www.birthnetwork.org.uk , who provides care and support from pre-conception to pregnancy and beyond.
I have worked in both in low-cost multibed setting at Shoreditch Healthy Living Centre and with private 1-2-1 treatments (www.clerkenwellislingtonclinics.co.uk) at The Islington and Clerkenwell Chiropractic & Comlementary health clinic. I have further worked with acupuncture in the NHS, done clinical supervision at the University of Westminster's teaching clinic and worked voluntary as an acupuncturist in the North of India.
I was the founder/director of Shoreditch trust's unique Acupuncture-in-Pregnancy/fertility multi bed clinic where I for many years worked in close cooperation with the local community midwives. After 12 years at Shoreditch trust, the clinic sadly had to close down, due to lack of funding. However, the experience has given me an invaluable amount of knowledge and expertise. Pregnancy, fertility and beyond will continue to be a large scope of my practise.
My main practice is in London EC1, within easy reach of Canonbury, Islington, Clerkenwell, Dalston, Hoxton, Shoreditch, the City, Kings Cross and Stoke Newington. However, I also practise in Kent, from my home in Whitstable within easy reach of Canterbury, Herne Bay and Faversham .