Acupuncture – Notting Hill Gate, London

Acupuncture is now practised throughout the world to provide safe and effective relief for a variety of illnesses ranging from arthritis, asthma and anxiety state through headaches, migraine and menstrual disorders to sinus problems, skin rashes, stomach trouble and the vague state of exhaustion and poor health which often have no clear medical explanation.

“Acupuncture” means “Needle Piercing”, which is the principal method of treatment, or “Needle Moxa”, which means a cone of the dry herb is burned on the handle to generate gentle heat.

The use of needles at specific points on the body surface to restore or maintain health is an ancient medical system which originated in China and has been revived and developed to become one of the most sophisticated and advanced forms of treatment for a wide range of disorders.

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture basics

The practice of acupuncture is based on the philosophy of yin and yang – two opposite and yet complementary forces that govern all aspects of life, including health. Health problems result from an imbalance of these two complementary forces, which is usually caused by disruption and blockage of energy, or chi, in the body.

Acupuncturists commonly use thin metal needles as a means of stimulating and balancing the points along specific energy pathways called meridians to help chi or energy flow freely. Massage, tapping, heat, lasers and magnets can be used as an alternative to needles.

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture needles are so fine that there is no discomfort when they are inserted, but a slight tingle known as the needle sensation may be experienced.

They are withdrawn immediately or left for up to twenty minutes, during which time there may be a heaviness of the limbs and a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

Other methods of treating acupuncture points include massage and tapping techniques which are particularly suitable for children or people who have a genuine fear of needles.

Conditions treated by acupuncturists

At our Notting Hill Gate acupuncture clinic I treat several conditions such as:

• Infertility
• Migraine
• Trigeminal neuralgia
Long covid
• Hayfever
• Sinusitis
• Gynaecological-related
• Pregnancy/Birth/Post-natal
• High blood pressure
• ME
• Stress & associated illnesses
• Respiratory/chest problems
• Back pain

About the acupuncturist

Lei Zhou An (RCHM) is an acupuncturist and herbalist (Chinese herbs) practising in Notting Hill Gate, London W11, UK (covering Holland Park and Shepherd’s Bush). More about the acupuncturist practising in Notting Hill Gate London

Research into Chinese Medicine

Research into Chinese Medicine

The acupuncturist credentials

Lei Zhou An is a member of Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM)