Covent Garden & Waterloo Clinics reopen 12 April
Gentle, effective treatment
Japanese Toyohari Acupuncture uses subtle needling techniques and warming moxa on the surface or superficial layers of the skin to balance the qi and blood in the meridians, supporting the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
Meditation in Motion
Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a soft, internal martial art. It consists of a form or flowing sequence of movements that improves mental and physical balance and cultivates internal strength.
Calming the Breath, mind & body
Qi is vital energy and gong is work or exercise. Qigong exercises use the breath to circulate qi through the meridians to the organs of the body to calm the mind, improve health and increase vitality.
Chinese Medical Massage
Tui (push) and na (grasp) are just two of over 30 different techniques that can be used in Tuina Chinese medical massage. Based on a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, the focus is on specific acupoints to move qi in the meridians or channels and release blockages causing pain or illness.
I am an acupuncturist with over 25 years’ experience in traditional Chinese and East Asian medicine and healing/martial arts.
I work with patients and taiji/qigong students to restore health by bringing the body back into balance and to develop yangsheng or a nourishing lifestyle.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS
I have been seeing Laura for acupuncture for several years now, originally in relation to a stomach problem but then more recently through my first pregnancy. Not only have our sessions resolved the various issues that I’ve raised, but they’ve also helped me to relax and de-stress. I love that Laura takes the time to recommend food and books and to demonstrate breathing techniques that complement her treatments. Highly recommended!
Laura’s calm and warm manner make me feel relaxed and welcome as soon as I walk through the door. I have complete trust in the choices she makes for my treatment and really feel in safe and skilled hands. I also feel her kindness and commitment to a holistic way of treating the body shine through. For me, the sign of a good acupuncture session is when I leave feeling brighter, rested and restored. I feel this after every treatment with Laura. I recommend her and her acupuncture skills unreservedly.
I would definitely recommend Laura. I’ve had migraines and eczema for years, which used to get unbearable during very busy and stressed periods. The combination of tuina massage and acupuncture has helped me to control both. The difference has been considerable since I started treatment, I haven’t had a bad migraine event for months and my eczema issue has noticeably improved. Laura has also helped me with a shoulder problem that started recently.
As someone who has seen acupuncturists beforehand for a host of medical conditions, it is truly wonderful to have been able to meet Laura. I am outstanded by her knowledge and professionalism in acupuncture which is truly great. In previous experiences I could feel every needle being used, but with her it’s as if she is able to connect with every problematic nerve in my body. Since attending I am calmer both physically and mentally, more positive, and feel much more at home in my own body. Since recovering from my breast cancer a few years ago, she has done wonders. She has also helped me with my chronic back and joint pain. I can also comfortably call her a great source of advice in all aspects of life. I highly recommend her.
I have a scoliosis (twisted spine)… during these last two years I have trained with Laura first with… qigong exercise and taiji which has not only strengthened and improved my posture and provided me with a new skill and interest, but almost without noticing it I can sit upright by preference without support and with my spine erect. My shoulders, arms, legs and back have also become more muscular, not like a body builder, but nevertheless with noticeable muscular definition and I am much fitter and healthier. Laura has taught me how to use my energy more effectively, how to focus and concentrate to perform the movements better, and how to sense my body’s centre, root and balance. This naturally leads to the additional advantages of having a sense of well being, and of being both more relaxed and yet more alert. I continue to attend Laura’s classes and to benefit from her excellent teaching.
I gave it a try because I enjoyed the Chinese massage in spite of my negative prejudice to taiji and it has changed my life. I feel at the end as if I have had a massage – relaxed and smoothed out. I like being outside for two hours unable to do anything else and often I am not thinking of all those thoughts that usually crowd my head. I also enjoy seeing the other people who go to the class.
I’m experiencing a steady, ongoing increase in my energy levels, and I’m getting much more rest from my sleep. After my morning Qigong session I feel a surge in umph and optimism and tend to crack on, get a lot more done each day than in the past.
I like the simplicity and grace of Qigong. Laura personifies these qualities as a teacher
Qigong is my way forward. When I started about 3 years ago at Morley College I struggled with almost everything but I saw it as a sign of how much I needed it so I persevered to come to the harmony I saw in it. Now it has become part of my life. I like to feel the Qi flowing, my hands warm, my mind peaceful.