Acupuncturist (BSc MBAcC)
Tel 07 967 181 617
Alternate Mondays 5.15pm - 9.15pm
Alternate Sundays 2pm - 9pm
Any additional dates made by arrangment with Clare.
About my training
I graduated from with the University of Westminster in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, BSc (Honours) which involved studying Chinese Medicine theory and practical applications of acupuncture, Tuina, cupping, electro-acupuncture and moxibustion. The degree is underpinned by a solid foundation in western medical science; anatomy, physiology and pathology.
I am a full member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
About my practical experience
My experience includes working at a number of multi-bed clinics – including HNCC (Highgate), Stepping Stones (Islington) and at the Fertility Acupuncture Support Unit at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage. I am also a volunteer acupuncturist at Age UK in Islington, treating a range of complex conditions experienced by the elderly.
The philosophy behind the treatment is that energy lines or meridians circulate around the body. These meridians contain our energy flow or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). It is when this qi is impaired through the body that imbalance and illness occurs. With the insertion of fine needles at various points on the meridian, the energy can be moved or redirected to where it is needed most. In this way the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.
The flow of energy can be disrupted in many ways; emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or overwork are all common examples. By examining this underlying cause and how it has affected the body, the most appropriate treatment for the patient can be selected. Treating the patient as an individual is at the core of the acupuncture treatment and it this that helps allow the body to re balance itself.
Blocked energy can manifest itself in areas that are painful or are particularly cold or hot, or a different colour. These signs can help determine which points are most suitable.
Western medicine has different opinions on how acupuncture works but in short, no one is really sure. However, today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, for a range of disorders, in many areas of the world.
Acupuncture also includes other techniques such as cupping, moxibustion or tuina.
As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief from a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, treating the body, mind and spirit.
assists in the prevention of disease and the maintenance of general well-being
The sensation of acupuncture can feel like a numb, tingling, or dull aching sensation which lasts only for a few moments. Most patients are obviously a little anxious before their first session but are pleasantly surprised at how painless it is and how relaxed they feel afterwards.
Appointments are available by arrangement at Integrated Body Dynamics throughout the week
First Appointment: £50 (including free consultation)
Follow Up Appointments: £50