Acupuncture/Chinese Herbal Medicine and Massage in Central London, Islington, Canterbury and Whitstable
Magdalena has been in full-time practice for nearly 20 years. Her main clinic is a lovely multi-disiplinary clinic in Clerkenwell, Central London where she has worked since 2005. Over the past 6 years she has also built a busy practice from home, in Whitstable. Magdalena loves the combination of working from the calm tranquil home environment and the contrast of being in an inner city (also calm and tranquil) clinic in London. The patients she sees 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 main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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. This aspect is very important to Magdalena and she will often combine acupuncture with cupping, herbs and massage depending on what the individual needs. Magdalena prefers to use the name Complementary Medicine rather than Alternative Medicine since she is as confident in working alongside Western Medical treatments as she is to use Chinese Medicine on its own.
- 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!
Magdalena has studied Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) full-time for 5 years, BSc Hons and MSc, at University of Westminster. She graduated as an acupuncturist 2002.
Before she commenced her journey in Chinese Medicine she qualified as a massage therapist and she has since completed several advanced massage courses including pregnancy massage and Thai massage. She has further done in-depth training with Janet Balaskas at the Active Birth centre. Magdalena has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, hormonal issues and skin conditions. However, she is 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.
Magdalena has 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. She has 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.
Magdalena was the founder/director of Shoreditch trust's unique Acupuncture-in-Pregnancy/fertility multi bed clinic where, for many years she 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 her an invaluable amount of knowledge and expertise. Pregnancy, fertility and beyond will continue to be a large scope of my practise.
Magdalena's main practice is in London EC1, within easy reach of Canonbury, Islington, Clerkenwell, Dalston, Hoxton, Shoreditch, the City, Kings Cross and Stoke Newington. However, she also practises in Kent, from her home in Whitstable within easy reach of Canterbury, Herne Bay and Faversham .