Photograph by Ada Be
01 May 2013
Please note that there will be no appointments available on Mondays 6th and 27th of May 2013.
Enjoy the break!
15 April 2013
April showers bring May flowers. Well the weather we’re having in London is definitely keeping with tradition. Continuing on with our year-long plan of self care, read here for tips on how to stay healthy and happy for spring.
23 February 2013
25 February to 3 March 2013
Acupuncture Awareness Week is supported by the British Acupuncture Council and aims to help better inform people about traditional acupuncture.
The focus topic for this year’s Acupuncture Awareness Week is sleep problems and insomnia as well as how acupuncture can help with relaxation.
Traditional acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of symptoms resulting from illness or from clearly defined complaints, or to improve general feelings of wellbeing and help with relaxation.
Other conditions that respond to treatment with acupuncture are: nausea, vomiting, dental pain, temporary relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee (along with exercise and conventional medicine) and short-term relief from tension headaches and migraine-type headaches. Take a look at some commonly asked questions and also the British Acupuncture Council’s research fact sheets to find out how traditional acupuncture can help you.
18 February 2013
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the professional body that I belong to, is now accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). As one of only two organisations currently accredited (along with the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy), this is a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body which is accountable to Parliament.
Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority said:
“We are very pleased to accredit BAcC’s register of acupuncturists. Bringing their members into a broad framework of assurance is good for patient, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The scheme offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives BAcC registered acupuncturists the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment.”
Accreditation does not imply that the Authority has assessed the merits of individuals on the register. This remains the responsibility of the BAcC.
Accreditation means that the BAcC’s register meets the Professional Standards Authority’s high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management, complaints and information.
Further information on the accredited voluntary register scheme is available at www.professionalstandards.org.uk/voluntary-register
You can find out more about the BAcC at www.acupuncture.org.uk
03 January 2013
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!
January is a time of reflection, on past experiences and future expectations. I spend the first week of the new year looking over the coming months with a sense of excitement and mindful inventory of what needs to be done. After the slight indulgence during the festive season it’s easy to forget that winter isn’t near being finished and we still need to conserve energy for a strong foundation. Click here for tips on how to have a healthy and happy winter.
May 2013 be a fantastic year for you with good health and good cheer – make every day a spectacular one!!
26 November 2012
According to Dawn experiences my new treatment at The Hale Clinic: Age Defense facial massage, a “dry” facial for those seeking a no-needle option:
“The feeling is amazing and the after glow is noticeable. For weeks after, my face felt (and even upper back) relaxed and refreshed! It is essentially a detox and rejuvenation process rolled into one. Something we can all use during the holiday season and winter days.”
To read more reviews about my treatments, click here.
08 November 2012
Today my London practice turns 2!
Thank you to all of you for your support and kind words, it means alot to me.
Happy Nov 8th!!
12 October 2012
Autumn is definitely upon us so don’t forget to book for your seasonal tune-up. Whether it’s that niggling pain or you’re feeling a little run down, an acupuncture session would benefit you.
CALL The Hale Clinic 020 7631 0156 to book your appointment.
Click here to read tips on how to have a healthy and happy autumn.
22 September 2012
Information published by NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) on September 19th reported that overuse of painkillers is one of the most common causes of headaches, affecting about one in 50 people. Women are five times more likely to suffer from these.
For tension-type headaches and migraines, NICE concluded that acupuncture is effective and recommended it as a preventative treatment.
Read the full report here.
13 September 2012
Evidence in support of an acupuncture analgesic effect. While we should be careful when using words like ‘proof’, this is still interesting.
A study, published in the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine on September 10th, showed that for each of the four conditions (back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache, and shoulder pain) the analgesic effect of true acupuncture was slightly better than that of placebo acupuncture. However, the difference between true acupuncture and usual care alone was found to be much larger and of clinical significance.
You can read all about it at MedPage Today.
Click here for more information on Ka Hang Leoungk and acupuncture.
14 August 2012
Appearing in a magazine near you:
“The aim of acupuncture is to benefit your body and improve your wellbeing; Ka Hang’s treatment certainly fulfills this. Skin is left feeling lifted and looking radiant, while the body and mind feels wonderfully relaxed and calm. A week on, the results are still visible with fine lines looking less prominent and skin appearing fuller.”
Thank you Your London!
Read the full review here.
15 July 2012
AcuTake is an online publication created to improve acupuncture education and access. They recently published my article on the five most common myths and misconceptions about acupuncture.
Click here to read Have You Heard These Acupuncture Myths?
02 July 2012
I will be away on holiday from Thursday, 26 July to Monday, 13 August 2012 so please keep this in mind when scheduling any appointments you may need.
To book your acupuncture appointment, please call:
Gielly Green 020 7034 3060 or The Hale Clinic 020 7631 0156.
10 June 2012
Join me this Sunday, 17 June 2012 at the Marylebone Summer Fayre to celebrate all that’s great about Marylebone.
Over the years the event in Marylebone Village, W1 has become quite an institution and great day out. This year’s chosen charity is Kids Company, which works to provide life-changing support to vulnerable young people.
I’ll be at the Gielly Green stall and rumour has it there will be some delicious punch. So come along and enjoy the delicious food, stalls and atmosphere!
Find out more about the Marylebone Summer Fayre.
21 May 2012
Please note there will be no acupuncture appointments available on Tuesday, 5 June 2012, for the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday.
I look forward to seeing you all so you can feel relaxed and revitalised for the holiday ahead.
16 April 2012
When I’m not practicing traditional acupuncture and facial acupuncture, I’m also a wellbeing blogger. The most recent blog updates can be found on this very website here.
However my entire blog, The Happy Acupuncturist, can also be found at http://bit.ly.HappyAcu.
Take a look and if you like it, then do sign up to have weekly updates sent straight to your email inbox. If you REALLY like the blog, then do share it with your friends and family.
Enjoy your week!
13 March 2012
Sometimes the people taking care of others’ health and wellbeing are the very people who need a little bit of TLC themselves. That is why I am very pleased to offer a discount for all NHS and public sector staff at my practice at The Hale Clinic.
All NHS staff get 20% off single acupuncture sessions upon production of a valid NHS ID badge.
All Public Sector staff get 10% off single acupuncture sessions upon production of a valid ID badge.
So are you a nurse, healthcare assistant, paramedic, doctor, NHS receptionist, dentist, clerk or an NHS volunteer? Or are you a teacher, policeman or fireman?
Or do you know someone who is? Spread the word and let them know!
For more information, click here.
07 March 2012
Are you on Facebook?
Like pointspace and join the conversation for more fun and interesting articles on health and wellbeing.
22 February 2012
27 February – 4 March 2012 is Acupuncture Awareness Week.
To celebrate I am offering you 20% off a session of facial acupuncture or traditional acupuncture booked this week and taken by 24 March 2012.
You can book more than one treatment but YOU MUST BOOK DURING ACUPUNCTURE AWARENESS WEEK.
£108 at Gielly Green (usually £135)
£88 at The Hale Clinic (usually £110)
If you could touch wellness, it would feel like this treatment. It commences with facial and body acupuncture determined by your individual needs. Your skin will then receive a lovely dose of serums and creams followed by a wonderfully relaxing facial massage.
You will love all the aromas and I advise you to schedule the busy meetings for another day. Pure bliss.
CALL The Hale Clinic 020 7631 0156 or Gielly Green 020 7034 3060 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please quote Acupuncture Celebration.
£76 at Gielly Green (usually £95)
£68 at The Hale Clinic (usually £85)
Whether you want relief from your lower back pain or want to enhance your sense of wellbeing, traditional acupuncture is an ideal treatment to benefit both your body and mind. Effective for a wide range of symptoms and conditions, take the time to revitalise your system.
CALL The Hale Clinic 020 7631 0156 or Gielly Green 020 7034 3060 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please quote Acupuncture Celebration.
Click here to find out more about Acupuncture Awareness Week.
01 January 2012
Happy New Year everyone!!
Thank you all for reading and supporting my blog. Here’s to a great year with peace in the heart, health in the body and clarity in the mind!
All the best
22 November 2011
pointspace now has a Google+ page so if you’re active over there, please add it to your circles.
I’ll be adding interesting articles as well as blog updates. It would be great place to continue the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Spread the word!
03 November 2011
Here is a review of my signature facial acupuncture treatment at Gielly Green in Marylebone.
It’s always nice to see clients leave my sessions completely relaxed and glowing.
12 October 2011
I am proud to be supporting Jodi Sugden and her volunteer charity work in a refugee community on the Thailand/Burma border.
As with traditional Chinese medicine where prevention and maintenance of your body gets as much attention as actual treatment during ill health, Jodi’s work focusses on giving the community a solution to sustain them for life rather than trying to fix the problems later on in life.
Jodi is a close friend and her enthusiasm for helping others is truly admirable. Visit her website to find out more as she describes it all in much better detail than I ever could. You can also find a link there to sponsor her work there.
23 September 2011
September 23rd marks the first day of autumn and everyone is now fully back in the swing of things after a rather dismal summer. The days have been incredible and with the leaves on trees turning a gorgeous shade of red and gold, London is looking great.
I have had a great month of transformation as well, meeting the wonderful team at The Hale Clinic who have been so welcoming and helping me get settled in.
I am also extremely excited about my start at Gielly Green tomorrow, and I will be available there exclusively every Saturday. Gielly Green has the amazing feel you would expect from a boutique salon, but with the friendliest team ever.
Have a lovely autumn!
16 August 2011
I am very pleased to announce that starting in September 2011 I will be joining two new locations: Gielly Green and The Hale Clinic.
Gielly Green is a boutique hair and beauty salon in the heart of Marylebone. It has a lovely contemporary feel without any of the pretentious fuss and the treatment room is a wonderful haven separate from the hustle and bustle.
The Hale Clinic (near Regent’s Park) is Europe’s biggest alternative and complimentary wellness center. Here the emphasis is more on your health and wellbeing and has a distinct feel of calmness.
I have carefully considered the many venues in London and I am very excited to be joining Gielly Green and The Hale Clinic. They are very different from each other but you can trust that your acupuncture treatment will be the same as always. I wanted to be able to offer you the choice so that you could decide where you are most comfortable.
I will miss the team at earthspa, but this allows me to offer more availability to work around your busy schedule, without compromising any aspect of your treatment.
I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
08 August 2011
Food tips for August, lines on your face may tell a deeper story and other news from pointspace.
Welcome to the very first Pointspace Newsletter. Feel free to pass it on to your friends and family and “make sure you subscribe to get future newsletters emailed straight to your inbox.
19 July 2011
Thanks to everyone who sponsored me on this year’s walkathon in aid of Kidney Research UK. As you can see from the photo, it was a brilliantly purple day with not a drop of rain in sight. Sadly I lost the balloons ten minutes from the end, but all in all it was a great day soaking in the atmosphere.
It’s not too late if you still want to donate (online only), please click here for the fundraising page. Again, many thanks for all your support everybody!
01 July 2011
After the success of last year’s charity walkathon some friends and I are pleased to be walking in aid of Kidney Research UK.
Please sponsor what you can, every bit helps. You can donate securely online via our Kidney Research UK fundraising page.
Do spread the word, there’s only 10 days left. Thank you to everybody for your support!
24 June 2011
Summer is officially here! To mark the hard work and the beginning of the school holidays, teachers and school staff can get 30% off acupuncture treatments:
Traditional acupuncture £59.50 (usually £85, saving £25.50)
Cosmetic acupuncture £77 (usually £110, saving £33)
This is for a limited time only from June 20th – July 7th so BOOK NOW.
If you know a teacher who would love this offer, then let them know. Or thank them yourself with a gift voucher, available to buy instore at earthspa.
19 June 2011
I am pleased to announce that you can now buy gift certificates online using Paypal, and you don’t even need to have a paypal account. It’s a secure way to ensure you can buy with confidence.
Just select the value you want (and you can pay for numerous gift vouchers in one transaction) and click Buy Now. This will take you straight over to the paypal secure checkout page (you can tell from the https in the beginning of the url).
Be sure to let me know in the Special Instructions box who the gift voucher is for, who it’s from, and whether you want it to be sent directly to the recipient or to yourself first. If you have forgotten to do put it all down before you paid, do not worry! You can still drop me an email.