Daren Oliver MBAcC, MNIMH
The Odiham Clinic
2 High Street
51 Aldershot Road
Daren practises in Fleet and Odiham, where he treats a wide range of medical conditions using Traditional Acupuncture and Western Herbal Medicine, used alone or in combination. Daren with his experience in the use of orthodox drugs, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and the practise of acupuncture is well placed to treat patients with a variety of health concerns with successful results.
The holistic approach of Traditional Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine will help to safely and naturally restore the proper functioning of the body. Treatment is tailor-made for each patient, based on their medical history, constitution and presenting complaint.
Acupuncture is Energy Medicine
Energy medicine at its foundation is a form of medicine that helps to rebalance the body’s impaired “energy fields” found in disease and ill-health. Acupuncture, using needles, moxa and/or cupping influences these natural healing energies to release blockages e.g. muscle tension or mental depression or to restore energies to organs that have become weak or out of balance e.g. dysfunction of the stomach or ovaries. Likewise, herbal medicine also stimulates these innate vital forces to promote healing and specific herbs have particular affinities to different tissues and organs
Powerful, Effective and Safe
In the West Acupuncture has been misleadingly published as being good only for specific conditions such as for pain or fertility issues. In fact, due to its power to stimulate our own healing responses, it is effective for a wide range of conditions. Please check my website for a comprehensive list of conditions that can be helped by Acupuncture.
Herbal medicine can treat similar problems and has a more nourishing and strengthening effect in conditions such as menstrual and menopausal problems, skin conditions and digestive issues. Herbal medicine can also reinforce treatment with Acupuncture.
Training, qualifications & experience
Daren qualified from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with a degree in Acupuncture (BSc) and Licentiate in Acupuncture (LicAc) in 2009. I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) alongside Five Elements Acupuncture that included the understanding of Chinese medical theory with in-depth practical training on the channels and points of the acupuncture network. Importantly this study included extensive clinical training and I was especially fortunate to be supervised by the eminent acupuncturist, John Hicks.
Daren studied at the School of Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) and graduated in 1996. Not only did this course provide an excellent training in the safe use of herbal medicine but also in nutrition and Western medical diagnosis
Daren's first degree is in Pharmacy (BPharm) where he obtained a first class degree from King's College, London in 1987. He worked as a pharmacist in community pharmacy for 19 years.
Daren is committed to on-going professional development and continues to update his knowledge and skills by attending various postgraduate courses
Daren is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) and National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH). These professional bodies guarantee the highest standards of training, care and professionalism.
Initial Acupuncture consultation (2 to 2 ¼ hours): £70.00
This consultation involves a detailed history and the first acupuncture treatment.
If you also wish to have herbs prescribed during this initial consultation with acupuncture treatment, there is NO extra fee except for the cost of the herbs.
Initial Medical Herbalism consultation (1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours): £65
Follow-up Acupuncture consultations (1 ¼ hours): £45.00
Follow-up Medical Herbalism consultations ( ¾ hour): £35.00
Herbal medicines generally cost £8.50 for a week's supply of medicine. Mixtures of tinctures and fluid extracts of herbs are usually prescribed for ease of taking and convenience. At the Fleet clinic there is an onsite dispensary with a wide range of herbal medicines and prescriptions can be dispensed while you wait.
Concessions for appointments and herbal medicine are available for children.
Daren is always happy to discuss acupuncture and herbs, so please call or email to discuss your particular condition. A free 15 minute no-obligation telephone consultation is also available.
Daytime & evening appointments are available & there is ample free parking at the clinic
As well as having an extensive dispensary of herbal medicine, the clinic also stocks Lamberts professional range of nutritional supplements.
The clinic stocks Star Balm products - a range of natural balms for sore muscles and joints. The massage oil is liked by patients as it effectively clears tension and pain, is very light to rub in, easily absorbed and non-staining.
This clinic offers various laboratory tests: food intolerance (IgG); Adrenal Stress Profile - please call for further details
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.
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