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. 02074873998
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Our practitioners at The Hogarth Clinic
Laura Brinton - Acupuncturist
BA (Hons) Acupuncturist Lic Ac BSc(Hons) MBAcC
(Mondays & Saturdays)
Laura started her career in performing arts as an actress and musician where she enjoyed the creative process of recording and performing. Later in her career Laura became more involved in business management. Working life became stressful, and Laura discovered acupuncture.
Acupuncture had such a profound impact on Laura that she retrained as an acupuncturist at the renowned College of Chinese integrated Medicine where the style of Five Element acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) is combined. Laura’s approach asks the patient to work with her as a team to get better and she will offer lifestyle advice and nutritional tips so the patient can help themselves outside of the clinic.
Laura works as a general practitioner and is particularly passionate about helping people with their mental health. Providing a safe non-judgemental space, Laura closely works with patients on bringing them back into feeling balanced and well using her integrated training.
Laura is a general practitioner and works with varying issues of and has been working more recently with:
- Mental Health
- Musculo-skeletal pain
- Headaches and migraines
Laura is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Anna Dennis - Acupuncturist
Lic Ac BSc (Hons) MBAcC
(Wednesdays & Thursdays)
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.
Pouyan Salimian - Acupuncturist and Tuina therapist
Lic.Ac. BSc (Hons) MBAcC, AFN, ITEC
(Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)
After completing an MA in Oriental languages and culture (Japanese), Pouyan embarked on a journey of exploration through the lenses of China and Japan’s healing arts. He graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), the oldest acupuncture college in the UK, gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture.
His consequent apprenticeships and post graduate training comprised of many different aspects and styles of Acupuncture (both Chinese and Japanese), in particular in the field of women’s health. He completed an advanced diploma in fertility, where he learnt how to approach complex fertility cases from both a western medicine point of view, as well as from an eastern perspective.
His training includes reading medical test results, analysing empirical studies and data, identifying possible root causes of infertility, as well as insights into complex gynaecological cases such as PCOS and endometriosis. Pouyan creates a warm and safe environment, building and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with his patients.
His background in bodywork (Thai yoga massage, Tuina and deep tissue therapy) supports him in his hands-on approach. Furthermore, he likes to integrate the findings on your body with the symptoms you are presenting, into a personalised treatment plan, where each session is tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
His practice focuses mainly on enhancing female and male natural fertility as well as assisting in the different phases of assisted reproduction techniques.
His special areas of interest include:
• Gynaecology, fertility and IVF support
• Menopausal symptoms
• Labor induction
• Headaches, migraines and pain conditions
• Stress and anxiety
• Digestive disorders
Katie Scampton - Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Lic Ac, BAHons, Dip TCM, Clin Ac (China), MBAcC, MRCHM
(Wednesdays & Fridays)
Katie has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 20 years and is a Visiting Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor of students at Westminster University.
She qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997 and 1998 and has continued to practice, teach, and study since then.
She is dedicated to helping people experience optimal health and well-being. Katie practises mainly as a ‘generalist’ treating clients with a wide range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, respiratory issues, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases, stress/anxiety, and musculoskeletal problems. She also has a keen interest in reproductive health supporting male and female infertility, pregnancy, and pre/post-natal conditions.
Katie regularly attends courses delivered by eminent practitioners such as Jane Lyttleton, Debra Betts, Mazin Al Khafaji and Stephen Birch to update her skills and knowledge. In 2014 she completed the intensive post-graduate diploma course in gynaecology, reproductive medicine, and obstetrics under Trevor Wing. She has observed in several Chinese hospitals in Hangzhou, and, as a member of the EAST Medicine research group at Westminster University, was funded by the Department of Health to research Chinese Medicine treatments for menopausal symptoms under Professor Volker Scheid.
Katie commonly sees patients seeking help with:
- Muscle aches and pains e.g. neck, shoulder, back, knee pain & sciatica
- Gynaecological problems such as painful periods, PCOS, Menopause
- Infertility (male & female), IVF support
- Pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal conditions
- Hay fever, sinus problems and asthma/respiratory conditions
- Headaches, migraines
- Neurological problems e.g. stroke, chorea, Parkinson’s (scalp acupuncture)
- Digestive issues such as IBS, constipation
- Well-being and health maintenance
- Digestive disorders/ IBS
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
Daniel is not currently taking new patients at The Hogarth Clinic.
For full clinic details, please visit www.londonacupuncture.co.uk
For enquiries and to book:
020 7487 3998