Andrew Ogleby BSc (Hons) Lic Ac
The Fitness Clinic
109 Humber Road
I am a fully qualified and widely experienced five-element acupuncturist who graduated from the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA). However, I began my studies in 2002 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) and so possess a broad background in other acupuncture traditions as well. I also regularly carry out appointments in South East London.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine involving the insertion of fine needles (acupuncture needles) into the skin to harness 'Qi' energy (pronounced Chee) considered to be our vital life-force. The aim being, that stimulation of the body’s own natural healing system will then provide the best conditions by which wellbeing can be restored.
Why Five Element?
Five element acupuncture is a more ancient form of Chinese Medicine based upon the elements of Nature i.e. those of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. This also takes into account their interactions with each other and the philosophy that we are all made up of these same building blocks, with universal Qi providing the systems' energy source. So by ensuring your body becomes balanced through acupuncture, the optimal condition is then reached to allow natural healing to take place.
Five element acupuncture is generally not symptomatically based, but has the aim that by viewing the person as a whole and the underlying cause of imbalance, all other symptoms will then in-turn become restored to their natural state. However, my special interest is in stress and fertility related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Lic. Ac. Licentiate in Acupuncture
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Sport Science
NEBOSH National Examination in Occupational Safety & Health
Holistic Insurance Cover
Continuous Professional Development
In addition, I receive regular continuous professional development (CPD) and completed a post-graduate excellence programme at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture (LIFEA - in association with the Kite Clinic).I was also one of the practitioners who took part in the King's Funded CACTUS study (Classical Acupuncture for Treating Unexplained Symptoms) with GP surgeries throughout London, run in conjunction with LIFEA and the University of Exeter.
Other than acupuncture, I have also completed a Kampo apprenticeship (Japanese Herbal Medicine) and trained in the Martial/Health Arts for over 25 years. Formerly, I also worked 10 years within Imperial College (Faculty of Medicine) as a central support manager/health & safety adviser. Prior to this I gained my degree in Nutrition & Sports Science from the University of North London.
*Free Initial Consultation*
* Block-book your first 5 Appointments and receive up to Half-price off the 5th Appointment*
* Recommend a Friend and receive 50% off your next Appointment*
Fees Starting From:
£60 for First 1.5 hour Appointment (including Welcome Pack)
£45 per Full-hour for all Follow-up Appointments
£225 for initial First 5 Appointments, including a third-off the 5th appointment (Block-Bookings)
£200 for every 5 Follow-up Appointments, including over 10% Discount (Block-Bookings Only)
For those receiving benefit, on a state pension or for any other valid reason
£45 for First 1.5 hour Appointment (including Welcome Pack)
£35 per Full-hour for all Follow-up Appointments
Please note at least 24 hours notice of cancellation is required to prevent being charged for missed appointments.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions