Treatment may include pulse and tongue diagnosis, iridology, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbs, tui na massage, nutritional advice, homeopathy and manual lymphatic draining, depending on the practitioner concerned. Practitioners in north London are:
Gillian Price BSc DipAc LicOHM
Beechfield Road Clinic
70, Beechfield Road
London N4 1PE
Tel: 020 8802 2311 or 07752 684808
Buses: 67, 259, 279, 341 (St. Ann’s Rd)
8 mins. walk from buses on Green Lanes
12 minutes walk from Manor House tube.
Email inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The traditional medicine of China and has been used for over 4000 years. It has become very popular in the UK in recent years with increasing recognition that it can bring relief from a wide range of health complaints.
It is based on concepts that have proven themselves sound over many centuries of practice, treating the individual as a whole rather than just the disease the person is suffering from.
Chinese medicine encompasses
Treatment can consist of:
- Tui Na massage
- Dietary Therapy
- Qi Gong
Acupuncture and herbs
The last option is often the most effective
This usually consists of fine needles being gently placed along energy channels of the body.
Other techniques may also be used such as:
Moxabustion – warming using mugwort herb – a very pleasant, relaxing experience
Electro-acupuncture – using a small device similar to a tens machine – creates a tingling sensation
Ear acupuncture – often used for those who want to quit smoking or control eating addictions
An initial course of treatment will be agreed. This will often consist of 5 treatments at weekly intervals, with a review of progress on the 5th. This may be followed by more treatments if required.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
Most people feel a tiny prickling sensation followed by a warm glow.
Where do you put the needles
The most commonly used points are on the arms, legs and back.
Does it work?
Much scientific research is demonstrating positive benefits for acupuncture.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally, the longer you’ve had a condition, the more treatments you may require. This will be discussed during your initial treatment.
What are Chinese Herbs?
The Chinese Materia Medica consists of leaves, barks, roots, fruits, flowers, minersls, grains and some animal products.
Products derived from endangered species and those obtained through cruelty to animals are not used.
Can vegarians have Chinese Herbs?
Yes. It is possible to use only plant and mineral products.
Are they safe?
All members of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine are fully qualified and trained and adhere to a strict code of ethics.
How much do they cost?
The herbs themselves will cost between £7 and £21 a weel depending on the form you decide to take them in and the dosage required.
How are they taken?
* As decoctions from raw herbs
* As powders made into a drink
* As powder encapsulated into vege-capsules
* In pill or tablet form
* Sometimes as tinctures
About Your Therapist
Gillian Price graduated from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (LSATCM) in 1993. She has done further training in infertility, skin conditions, digestive problems and gynaecology.
Gillian has also completed a full training in Chinese Herbs.
Gillian has over 14 years experience and gives a very gentle but effective treatment.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine