17-19 View Road
87 Dollis Park
My aspiration is to help patients feel healthier physically and emotionally and improve their quality of life. I do that by addressing the whole person, not just the superficial symptoms, and working on the cause of the presenting condition, therefore an extended medical history leading to a full diagnosis is an essential part of the treatment.
The techniques I use are traditional acupuncture, moxa, acupressure and Shiatsu or a combination of the above. The treatments are very relaxing and enjoyable and a feeling of wellbeing comes as an immediate result. Personalised diet and life-style recommendations are part of the treatment when necessary, so patients play an active role in the healing process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started studying acupuncture in 2000 at the Hellenic Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine where I completed the basic and advanced courses in Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture in 2005. In 2006 I moved to London where I obtained a BSc(Hons) in Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture from the University of Westminster.
I have completed numerous post-graduate seminars in the UK and abroad on various techniques and conditions, including gynaecology, pregnancy and gestation, Japanese pediatric acupuncture, facial acupuncture etc. I have also completed a diploma in Shiatsu and have been practicing it for more than 10 years.
Currently I work for CHAI Cancer Care and I run my private practice at the Highgate Hospital (highgatehospital.co.uk). I also work in clinics in Finchley and Angel.
I have previously studied Physics and have spent four years doing research in Astrophysics in Holland and Germany. I am of Greek origin and can also conduct consultations in Greek.
Please contact me to discuss a treatment plan and related fees.
Acupuncture is a safe and powerful treatment that helps to improve health and restore natural balance on a physical, emotional and mental level. It is now widely accepted and used all over the world as more and more people praise its benefits. The World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture for a large number of conditions and in 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS for the management of back pain.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique based on Chinese Medicine principles that has been developed, researched and refined for over two thousand years. It works by stimulating acupuncture points in order to re-establish the correct flow of Qi (chi: vital energy) throughout the body. According to the Chinese “anatomy”, there is a highly complicated network of channels in the human body, where Qi flows in order to vitalise every single part of it. A lack or an obstruction of Qi can cause imbalance and consequently, illness.
Acupuncture triggers the body’s immune system to take over and battle the disease. In cases of complicated chronic diseases that are irreversible, acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms, prevent deterioration, improve the feeling of wellbeing and make every day life a lot easier. Also it is very helpful for people who are struggling with all sorts of addictions.
Researchers in the UK have found out that acupuncture is particularly effective in helping people with medically unexplained symptoms. Many patients that have had all available tests and were told that there are no abnormal findings, are puzzled as their symptoms are persistent, their feeling of wellbeing compromised and are very distressed about the fact that conventional medicine cannot help them. Read the relevant research here.
Acupuncture is safe and effective for a wide spectrum of conditions and can be used from people of all ages, from babies to elderly people. It is also safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding and is particularly useful before labour. For more information on gynaecological conditions please see the articles in the research section.
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy, meaning that it works alongside conventional medicine and supplements rather than replaces medical care by your doctor. It is a holistic treatment; therefore it addresses the individual as a whole rather than treating isolated symptoms or illnesses. This approach is very important in complementary health practice, so please contact me in order to discuss your very own unique health concerns.
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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