Back to Top

Acupuncture Clinics in London

acupuncture IN LONDON

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture works to help maintain our body’s equilibrium. Acupuncture involves the use of very fine needles on specific points of the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’ (sometimes translated as energy) in the body. For a variety of reasons the ‘qi; can become unbalanced, which can result in symptoms such as pain and illness. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.

Treatment is aimed at the root of the condition as well as the symptoms. This approach helps to both resolve the problem and enhance feelings of well-being. You may notice other niggling conditions also resolve as your health improves.

Acupuncture originated in China and is common in far eastern cultures, where it still features in mainstream health care and acupuncture is now widely accepted and used all over the world – and in the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.


Why Acupuncture in London?

Many people come for acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains such as osteoarthritis of the knee.
Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell, but have no obvious diagnosis, others choose acupuncture simply to enhance well being.
Because acupuncture aims to treat the whole person it can be effective for a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture for children in London

Acupuncture is also suitable for children and in my practice children are frequently treated, they do not necessarily need to have needles as there are other ways of treating children without the use of needles.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture in London can help with specific symptoms or conditions, it can also help health maintenance and also be used as a preventative measure to maintain well being.

acupuncture for babies in london clinics

Karolina, 2years old, loves the gentle treatment by Ann Bradford, senior lecturer on the BSc Hons course in acupuncture at the University of Westminster and acupuncturist at the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics.

Acupuncture treatment is aimed at the root of the condition as well as the symptoms Acupuncture treatment is aimed at the root of the condition as well as the symptoms

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture be made available on the NHS as a cost effective short term treatment for the management of early persistent non-specific lower back pain. You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting
Herbs: these are used either as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with acupuncture. They are prescribed using powders or granules in a pre-prepared form so no cooking required…

Gynaecology acupuncture

Yes, the fibroids have improved considerably since Neesha’s treatment. The flow is more manageable and I find that I am not so anxious in the lead up to my periods with very little PMS. I have seen a significant improvement since about January until now (May).

Tension Headaches

I was suffering from headaches every day for quite a while and the doctors had said there was nothing they could do as they were tension headaches. I had severe tension in my neck & shoulders that was there continuously and spread to my head at some point every day. I saw Neesha and over the course of a couple of months of seeing her every week to 2 weeks there was a massive improvement. The level of tension decreased and the frequency of headaches had gone down to about twice a week and so I was taking a LOT less painkillers which I had been taking every day previously. She also showed me stretches to help which I had not been shown previously by sports masseurs/doctors, which I found to be quite effective.

Cosmetic acupuncture

The treatment was brilliant as I feel and look much better, my boyfriend noticed after the second session, the lines under my eyes are hardly visible now. And the bags which I thought would never go, are hardly there. Plus the treatment made me feel much better in myself. I feel so relieved that there is something I can do to help with the aging process, that doesn’t involve surgery. Neesha is also lovely and put me at ease.


Central London Acupuncturists

Neesha Perera, Acupuncturist

Neesha is an experienced experienced acupuncture practitioners in London, who has been in practice for many years.

She enjoys treating a wide range of problems including sports and musculo-skeletal injuries. She has special interest areas, which include treatment of women’s problems (gynaecological etc) and treatment of children. She has a wide range of alternative techniques to acupuncture for those children (and adults) who are fearful of needles but still want a complete health care.

Katie Scampton, BAcC, RCHM, M.Sc, Acupuncturist

Katie is an Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Teacher dedicated to helping people experience optimal health and well-being.

She currently practices in Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic, and treats clients with a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, musculo-skeletal problems, respiratory issues, digestive and skin issues.

She has a keen interest in reproductive health, and specialises in supporting male and female infertility, pregnancy, and pre/postnatal conditions.

For Katie there is no greater satisfaction than that of seeing her client holding a longed-for baby.

Katie qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine more than 20 years ago and has continued to practice, teach and study since then.

“It’s impossible to be too qualified or too experienced in this field, so as well as practising full time, I regularly attend courses to update my skills and knowledge.
Recent classes have focused on infertility, male infertility, obstetrics, Japanese paediatric acupuncture, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as courses in Meridian wave acupuncture, Master Tung acupuncture, and Ontake (the use of moxibustion for postural rebalance and pain relief)”.
In 2014 Katie completed the intensive post-graduate diploma course in gynaecology, reproductive medicine and obstetrics under Dr Trevor Wing, who specialises in women’s natural health, and is listed as an Associate Practitioner.
She has observed in several Chinese hospitals in Hangzhou, and, as a member of the EAST Medicine research group, was funded by the Department of Health to research Chinese Medicine treatments for menopausal symptoms.

She was a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor of students of acupuncture and Chinese medicine at The University of Westminster from 1999 to 2018, and remains a visiting lecturer and clinical supervisor in the university’s polyclinic.

Katie is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Her path into Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine seems more like destiny than a spontaneous diversion from Art School.
“My mother, grandparents and great-grandparents all lived in China, and I grew up surrounded by beautiful Chinese art, furniture and calligraphy.
The moment I saw my first intriguing diagram of needle points and meridian lines, I was fascinated, and it sparked a lifelong passion for these ancient practices.”
Katie offers acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese massage) and dietary advice from the perspective of Chinese medicine.
The true art and skill of this work is in knowing the best way to treat the whole patient, not just their presenting symptoms.
“Patient care is hugely important to me, so my clients can expect a soothing, calming experience at every session.”

Qualifications and accreditations:
BA (Hons) History (University of York)
Diploma Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (LSATCM) Member of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Member of Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (MRCHM)
Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

If you try to find an acupuncturist near me look no further.
With our Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and acupunture clinic in Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for acupuncture in Central London, the City, Angel, Islington, Canary Wharf, Docklands, North, West, South and East London and is easily accessible from anywhere in London via London buses and trains and whether you are local or not, we will do our best to make your journey worth it.

Nearest tube stations: Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street.

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

With osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports injury clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, North, West, South and East London, Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes: N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care. Our Hoxton clinic is serving Shoreditch, City, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, N1.

BACK PAIN STOPS HERE....Trusted by Olympic Champions.....Established 1991....Open 7 days/week....Emergency slots available...

Osteopathy London ~ Physiotherapy London ~ Physiotherapy in London ~ Physiotherapist London ~ Physiotherapist in London ~ Physio London ~ Physio in London ~ Sports Injury London ~ Sports Massage London ~ Sports Injury in London ~ Sports Massage in London