Ross’ Chinese medical studies started in 1996, after he had studied Ayurvedic medicine for a number of years. He has practiced acupuncture in Britain and Spain and recently spent three years treating inpatients at The London Clinic’s Cancer centre. Over the last 8 years, he has developed a post graduate teaching clinic in North London, which has pioneered an apprenticeship model of teaching, based on clinics in China and Japan.
Ross’ own ongoing study of Chinese medicine has centred upon the study of the classics of Chinese Medicine. This has been the time-honoured method of deepening one’s understanding and practice within the tradition, as these classic texts form the foundation for everything that has come after them. In herbal medicine, this is the Shanghan Lun, or ‘Treatise on Cold Damage’, and for acupuncture, philosophy and theory this is the Huangdi Neijing, or Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic.
As well as being passionate about raising the standards of Chinese medicine, Ross has an interest in seeing Chinese Medicine find its way into the front line of healthcare. He enjoys working alongside colleagues from other disciplines and believes that a collaborative effort to improve the standards of healthcare is the way forward.
|Appointments: Monday afternoon and Thursday morning|
|Initial Acupuncture 90minutes||Member £203|
|Follow up Acupuncture 60minutes||Member £135|
Simon began his studies in Acupuncture in 1982 at the British College of Acupuncture. After his qualification to practice in Acupuncture in 1984, he went on to the People’s Republic of China to start his training as a Chinese medical doctor at the Traditional Medical School in Nanjing. In 1989 he returned to England to set up his practice in London and has been frequently invited to give regular lectures at the British College of Acupuncture and has worked as supervisor at their teaching clinic in Russell Square, London.
He uses acupuncture to treat general dysfunction of the body including conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic digestive disorder, as well as stress related and emotional disorders. Having worked for many years at the National Sport Centre, Bisham Abbey, he has developed a keen interest in the treatment of sports injuries. He also has specialist interests in the following conditions: infertility, seasonal allergies, skin diseases and asthmatic conditions.
|Appointments: Friday morning|
|Initial Consultation 90minutes||Member £203|
|Initial Consultation 60minutes||Member £135|
|Follow up acupuncture 30minutes||Member £90|
|Follow up acupuncture 45minutes||Member £108|
Time and Leisure magazine described Hannah and her ethos as having “Passion for perfect skin… the all natural facial treatment that is beating the Botox trend.”
Hannah has the power of pins and needles. Over years of experience she has developed the ultimate non-surgical face lift through traditional acupuncture techniques. A course of treatment is a powerful combination in ‘turning back the clock’…naturally.
The beauty of cosmetic facial acupuncture is that it works both internally and externally. Treatments are bespoke and body points from traditional Chinese medicine are used to create internal harmony. Needles on the face are then used to create balance and lift in the facial muscles and stimulate collagen production to fill in lines and wrinkles. It also targets skin conditions such as acne, eczema, scarring and pigmentation and can visibly reduce eye bags and dark circles.
“Hannah’s acupuncture facials are an absolute miracle. I usually hate having treatments but Hannah made the experience both fun and calming. Plus, the results are incredible. I’d highly recommend that you give it a go.” TV presenter Matt Johnson
|Quick fix/ Top up session||60mins||£150||£135|
|Complete Course of 10 sessions||60mins||£1,350||£1,350|
Firstly, acupuncture should be enjoyed by everyone, no matter how well we are today. Good quality body work, where the external body is relieved of its stresses and strains, where the blood circulation is invigorated and all the layers of body tissues are harmonized, is an excellent way of looking after ourselves and stops minor impediments from developing into more deeply entrenched disease. Practitioners combine their individual talents for working with the human body with their long and in depth training in Classical Chinese principles for moving the individual towards balance.
Secondly, acupuncture can be used to treat identifiable and troubling disease, by removing more deeply-set impediments to health. This is where a more structured plan for treatment is necessary and, at Grace Medical, treatment is located within the integrated team of medical professionals led by Dr Tim Evans.
What happens in a typical acupuncture treatment?
In the first acupuncture treatment a practitioner will take a full medical case history including past health background and details about the current condition. Once the patient is settled on the treatment couch, a practitioner will carry out pulse taking on each wrist and look at a patient’s tongue.
The practitioner will then make a diagnosis and put together a treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture.
What does it feel like?
During a typical treatment acupuncture practitioners use very fine single-use disposable needles, the needles are as fine as a human hair and nothing like those used for an injection or to take blood.
Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing. My patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache. Some say they don’t feel a thing and many fall asleep during their treatment.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture really does not hurt. If you are frightened of needles talk to a practitioner. There are other options such as acupressure and tuina, which is a type of massage.
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