Acupuncture & Shiatsu
Chris Touros Lic Ac MBAcC BSc(Hons) MRSS
Emma Campbell Lic Ac MBAcC BSc(Hons) MRSS

Acupuncture and Shiatsu in Central London, Covent Garden, and South East London

Acupuncture is a medical treatment which helps people with a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. Treatment is given according to an individual's specific diagnosis and needs; pulse and tongue diagnosis are made, as well as a discussion about health history and symptoms to identify the particular pattern of disharmony. Fine, sterile acupuncture needles are then inserted into the skin at influential locations on the body to improve the flow of blood and energy, and relax the mind in order to restore and promote health.

Taking an holistic approach, acupuncture treatment acknowledges the significance of maintaining a healthy balance between mind, body and spirit, and offers treatment and lifestyle guidance to help create better health and well-being. For example, when treating women to improve fertility, we also promote healthy conception and pregnancy by advising and ensuring a nourishing diet, a healthy relationship, a peaceful, calm mind, and regular and appropriate exercise.

At the heart of the Traditional Chinese Medicine model is the concept and practice of yangsheng or 'nourishment of life'. This concept evolved and was refined over time from the careful observations of doctors, scientists, philosophers and practitioners of the arts of health cultivation, and today is used to offer people a profound and simple way to realise and achieve better health. Acupuncture treatment encompasses this approach, and treats illnesses whilst raising awareness of the root patterns which cause them, and actively promotes those which create good health. Nourishing and attending to all aspects of ones being is considered essential to living a healthy, happy life. This includes balancing emotional and mental well-being, having a good diet, doing regular healthy exercise, maintaining healthy relationships, nourishing ones creativity and passions, and having a healthy work/life balance, and so on. Working in this way people often say they have more energy, are calmer, and begin to feel more like themselves.

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork which shares its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Closely related to acupuncture, shiatsu uses touch, pressure and stretches to revitalise and re energise the body and mind. By calming and rebalancing the nervous system, shiatsu can help with reducing stress, relaxing the mind, and helps engage the body's innate healing processes, regulating the somatic rhythms, such as ensuring a healthy menstrual cycle which promotes good fertility.

Used independently or in combination, Acupuncture and Shiatsu are part of a complementary medical system able to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Our acupuncture and shiatsu clinics are based in South East London and Central London and are within easy reach of Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations, Holborn and Central London; and in South London: New Cross Gate, Brockley, Queens rd Peckham train and tube stations, and East Dulwich.

The following conditions are commonly treated with acupuncture and shiatsu:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Asthma and breathing difficulties
  • Back, shoulder and neck pain
  • Bladder and urinary problems
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Coughs and colds
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Digestion problems
  • Depression
  • Erectile disfunction
  • Fertility - male and female IVF Support
  • Hay fever
  • High or low blood pressure
  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy levels
  • Low immune function
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Neurological issues
  • Panic attacks
  • PCOS
  • PMT
  • Pregnancy
  • Post natan depression
  • Skin conditions
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Tinnitus

    For more information please call:

    Chris 07956 464 222
    Emma 07971 289 557 or to email:

    We are members of the british acupuncture council and the shiatsu society and adhere to their standards of ethics, conduct and professionalism.

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