Xing Si Tu MBAcC & MRCHM
Growing up in a family that had two famous professors of acupuncture and herbal medicine in China, I have always been fascinated by my uncles’ magical skills and vast knowledge. I was also inspired by their patients’ smiles and gratitude. Following their footsteps, and cherishing their invaluable expertise, to make people healthier was my childhood dream and thankfully it has progressed to a career lasting 30 years.
After coming to London, I have worked at various clinics in central London as an acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist, and have successfully helped a lot of patients with stress related problems, pain relief (muscular, joint and back pain), digestion complaints and women’s health issues including fertility. I was named as one of the best Chinese Medicine Practitioner at Evening Standard Magazine in March 2000.
I constantly update my knowledge on Chinese medicine as well as developments in modern medicine, especially in the fertility field where I can assist patients with IVF treatments and their success rates.
Training, qualifications & experience
Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine College, PRC 1985 – 1989.
Guangzhou Nursing College, PRC 1980 – 1983.
Diploma in Nursing.
Member of British Acupuncture Council since 1996.
Practitioner Registered Chinese Herbal Medicine since 1993
British Acupuncture Council
As the UKs largest professional body of acupuncturists the BAcC guarantee excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct.
All members of the BAcC (MBAcC) have BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) exists to provide information to members of the public who are seeking a qualified practitioner who is bound by Codes of Ethics and Good Practice and who has full professional insurance.
The normal route to becoming a member of the RCHM is usually via graduation from a UK educational institution that has been accredited by the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA).
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
£60 for an hour
£50 for 45 minutes
£35 for 1/2 hour
Treatments are given according to an individual’s condition, aiming at the root cause as well as the symptoms. To maximize effectiveness of treatments, moxa and cupping may be used based on conditions and also the patients' preference. For people who are fearful of needles, thinner needle and a very gentle technique would be applied.
At the last 10 minutes of the session, I may do acupressure (a form of massge) for the purposes of relaxation and enhancing the impact of the treatment.
Life style and nutritional advice will be offered if it is relevant.