LONDON ACUPUNCTURE CLINICThe London Acupuncture Clinic joined The Hogarth Clinic in 2011 and since then they have built up a loyal and satisfied client base. They also have long established clinics in Harley Street, Ealing and Windsor.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the time tested therapy that has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. The philosophy behind the treatment is that energy lines or meridians circulate around the body. These meridians contain our energy flow or “qi”. 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 rebalance 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 trial after trial consistently proves it effectiveness.
Acupuncture also includes other techniques such as cupping, moxibustion or acupressure.
Our practitioners at The Hogarth Clinic.
Martha Poulou - Cross, Acupuncturist BSc (Hons), Lic.Ac, MBAcC
Martha is a fully qualified acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She graduated from the University of Westminster with a First Class Honours Degree in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and received a full scholarship to complete a postgraduate clinical placement at the China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan. In Taichung she was trained in a combination of subtle Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques for the treatment of acute or persistent musculoskeletal conditions.
Martha also has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders with Chinese Medicine and has undertaken extensive research in the treatment of insomnia with auricular as well as conventional body acupuncture. She has also undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of gynaecological conditions, including menstrual disorders, infertility and IVF assistance, both in the UK and in Taiwan.
Martha is particularly interested in educating her patients about aspects of their lifestyle that could potentially affect their health or well-being. One of the principle aims of her treatments is to teach her patients how they can use dietary and lifestyle advice to enhance the effects of Chinese medicine treatment and promote self healing.
Martha’s areas of special interest include:
- Musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders
- Anxiety and sleeping disorders
- Menstrual disorders, infertility and IVF assistance
Annabel Mitchell - Acupuncturist LicAc, BSc (Hons), MBAcC
Annabel trained at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine earning a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture. She practices an integrated style of acupuncture, combining the two schools of acupuncture, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She also incorporates Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage) into her practice. Over the past 3 years she has undertaken postgraduate training courses in Gynaecology & Fertility, Obstetrics, and Gastroenterology with Sandra Hill and Barbara Kirschbaum at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and with Jani White at The Birkbeck University of London.
Annabel treats a wide range of conditions tailored to each individual. Her approach is holistic with treatments focusing on all aspects of the human condition, physical, mental and emotional. With a personal approach, according to her patients’ needs, she incorporates dietary and lifestyle advice to bring about good health.
She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and the London Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT).
Annabel's areas of special interest include:
- Menstrual disorders, infertility, and IVF assistance
- Pregnancy, labour and postnatal care
- Emotional wellbeing, anxiety, depression, stress and tension
- Digestive complaints
Daniel Elliott - Acupuncturist and Herbalist LLB Lic.Ac MBAcC Clin.Ac(China) Lic.OHM MRCHM
After graduating in 1996 and further study at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA), Daniel developed his practice in Windsor and then continued his development with a period of hospital-based work in China and He then founded The London Acupuncture Clinic. He has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since graduating from the LCTA where he also went on study Chinese Herbal Medicine and which he now uses in conjunction with acupuncture. He has acted as a consultant for the Oriental Medicine Research Trust and also sat on the British Acupuncture Council committee. As well as teaching, Daniel acts as an acupuncture expert for media companies such as SKY and magazines like Mens Health. Daniel has done extensive post graduate study and has published in the field of gynaecological disorders and infertility.
Daniel's areas of special interest include:
- Menstrual disorders, Infertility, and IVF assistance
- Back pain and Sciatica
Christina Goldoni - Acupuncturist and Herbalist BSc (Hons), Lic.Ac, Lic.OHM, MRCHM, MBAcC, Clin.Ac(China), Clin.Hb(China)
Christina began her studies at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York and went on to earn her BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture from the University of Portsmouth. In 2002, she worked at the Hangzhou Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) treating patients in the Neurology, Cardiology and Pain Relief clinics. Upon completion of her post graduate Licentiate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) in 2003, Christina returned to Hangzhou China to intern in the departments of Gynaecology and Dermatology.
In 2008 she completed her doula training with obstetrician Dr Michel Odent. She has undertaken post graduate study in Gynaecology, Fertility, Reproductive Endocrinology, Reproductive Immunology and Obstetrics in Germany and in the UK at the Royal College of Physicians (London) in conjunction with the Royal College of Midwifery, at the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford) and at the New Life Fertility Clinic (Epsom).
In 2009 she completed her post graduate Chinese Dermatology qualification under the direction of Mazin Al-Khafaji. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), and the London Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT).
Christina has several areas of special interest including:
- Infertility, IVF assistance, menstrual disorders and recurrent miscarriage.
- Pregnancy and labour.
- Skin disorders: psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, melasma.
- Immune system difficulties: hay fever/allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, immune-suppression from chemotherapy.
* Christina has recently moved abroad. For all enquiries or questions regarding Christina please contact email@example.com
Jason Unwin - Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Tuina practitioner MSc Integrated Health, BMedicine (Beijing), BSc Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dip. Tuina, MBHMA, MBAcC, MRCHM
Jason is a qualified Doctor of Chinese medicine and has been in full time practice since graduating from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2003. On returning to London Jason completed a Master of Science degree in Complementary Medicine at the School of Integrated Health University of Westminster in 2006. His paper titled “Gatekeepers and the Gateway” was published by the British Medical Journal in their 1st edition of Acupuncture in Medicine (2009).
Jason has extensive experience in treating male and female reproductive health as well as general medicine conditions. Alongside Chinese Medicine Jason has a thorough knowledge of western medicine. He studied pharmacology at the University of Portsmouth in 1990 and went on to design and co-ordinate the teaching of western medicine within an undergraduate degree in Acupuncture for the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, affiliated to the University of Portsmouth.
Jason holds memberships with the British Holistic Medical Association, The British Acupuncture Council, and The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Jason specialises in treating general health conditions that may not have responded well to conventional medicine including:
- Pain management, back pain/sciatica, arthritis/rheumatism, headaches and migraines
- Digestive and bladder complaints
- Immune system and allergic disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and integrative cancer care
- Stress and emotional wellbeing, anxiety/depression
He also has extensive experience in treating gynaecology and fertility
- Menstrual disorders, male and female infertility, and IVF assistance
- Pregnancy Care
Anna Dennis - Acupuncturist Lic Ac BSc (Hons) MBAcC
Anna is a qualified acupuncturist and registered member of the British Acupuncture Council. She studied at Westminster University where she graduated in 2004 with a BSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. Following completion of her course she spent a month in China furthering her studies and treating patients in two hospitals in Sichuan Province.
Anna has a special interest in gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy and has completed post graduate studies in fertility acupuncture, acupuncture for assisted conception and IVF, gynaecology and obstetrics. She has worked in private practice since graduating. Before starting her own family Anna worked in the IVF unit at Hammersmith hospital providing acupuncture support to couples going through IUI and IVF.
Anna’s areas of special interest include:
- Natural conception
- Male and female infertility and IVF support
- Menstrual disorders, PMT and endometriosis
- Pregnancy, pre and post-natal care
- Miscarriage support
Anna also has experience in treating a wide range of conditions including:
- Digestive disorders/ IBS
- Anxiety, stress and emotional well being
- Headaches and migraines
Anna aims to provide a relaxing and supportive environment for her patients. She treats the individual and looks at achievable changes that can be made to diet and lifestyle to help improve general health and to optimise fertility.
Anna works in the Chiswick practice.
She also has her own practice in Thames Ditton, Surrey.
Mihaela Mitroescu - Acupuncturist BSc (Hons) LicAc, MBAcC
While training for her Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Acupuncture, Mihaela studied Classical Chinese Medicine under Dr Arnaud Versluys.
Mihaela is particularly interested in stress management. Stress is a foremost cause of health problems, with the mental strain and anxiety of a fast-paced life often leading to emotional disorders, fatigue, fertility issues, physical tension, digestive disorders and a myriad of other problems. Whilst addressing these disorders, she is focused to prevent the harmful effects of stress, bringing lasting balance to various systems.
Mihaela is certified in the Mind/Body program for fertility and women health, led by Professor Alice Domar, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Mihaela has undertaken post graduate study with Dr Herbert Benson, founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Mihaela is dedicated to treating gynaecological and infertility conditions in conjunction with western therapies, aiming to optimise the experience of menstruation and to restore fertility. She has undertaken post graduate study in gynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive immunology and worked alongside Mr Amin Gafar and Mr Hassan Shehata at the NewLife Fertility/IVF clinic.
Support on lifestyle medicine will be considered, together with the basic science of nutrition, exercise, stress management with simple and practical strategies to incorporate into your personal care.
Mihaela’s particular areas of special interest include:
• Stress management
• Menstrual disorders, Subfertility, either as preparation for/ alongside IVF and other assisted reproduction, or to enhance natural fertility, High FSH, Male infertility
• Pregancy care and preparation for labour
• Physical pain, headaches and migraines
Mihaela works in Chiswick and Wimpole Street branches.
For full clinic details, please visit www.londonacupuncture.co.uk