The practitioners at the London Acupuncture Clinic have been brought together over the last 18 years, now having some of the most experienced practitioners in their fields. We now have a clinical experience of over 100 years in the current clinic.
After graduating in 1996 and further study at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA), Daniel developed his practice in Windsor and then continued with a period of hospital-based work in China. He has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since graduating from the LCTA where he also went on study Chinese Herbal Medicine and which he now uses in conjunction with acupuncture. He has acted as a consultant for the Oriental Medicine Research Trust and also sat on the British Acupuncture Council committee. As well as teaching, Daniel acts as an acupuncture expert for media companies such as SKY and magazines like Mens Health. Daniel has done extensive post graduate study and has published in the field of gynaecological disorders and infertility. In addition Daniel set up an inhouse complementary therapy team in an IVF unit.
Daniel’s style is to provide as gentle acupuncture as possible and all needles are imported specially from Japan to provide the best treatment.
His particular areas of special interest for this time tested natural therapy include:
- Menstrual disorders, endometriosis, Infertility, and IVF assistance
- Recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy care
- Back pain and Sciatica
Daniel works in Wimpole St and Windsor .
Lora graduated from Westminster University in 2005 with a BSc (hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. An experienced specialist in fertility and obstetric acupuncture, Lora has worked with many of the UK’s leading specialists before starting her own young family. Having undertaken extensive post graduate training in fertility and obstetrics with Jani White and Jane Lyttleton, Lora has run a successful general practice that focuses on women’s gynaecological health, stress management, IVF and fertility support with a particular interest in Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Lora’s approach is concerned with integrating the mind and body to cultivate a greater awareness of lifestyle influences on the body. Lora is also trained in Reflexology, Tuina and Thai yoga massage and often combines these influences in treating. She is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
Lora has several areas of particular interest including
- Female Infertility, menstrual disorders and IVF assistance
- Digestive and nutritional health
- Autoimmune disease, chronic illness and post viral fatigue
Lora works in the Wimpole St branch.
Catherine graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with a 1st class honours degree and is member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Her style of practice uses an integrated approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element Acupuncture. She works closely with World Medicine, which is a charity providing acupuncture to people around the world suffering the effects of trauma, disaster or poverty. She recently spent time in rural India providing acupuncture to a large community for a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions and other ailments; she continues to work with the charity.
Catherine has spent her working life dedicated to healthcare of others, starting her career as a Radiographer both in the NHS and private healthcare and latterly specialising in Breast Cancer Care as a mammographer within a multidisciplinary team of specialists. She would love to see a more integrated approach to our healthcare and started her own journey into holistic therapies to help support the pressures of obtaining a healthy work-life balance, it was here she found passion in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Her holistic approach incorporating knowledge acquired during her work within western medicine, enables her to create individualised treatment plans to address the imbalanced systems within the body.
In addition to treating the systems within the body with ill health and common ailments, Catherine has a special interest in providing support within the following:
- Emotional/mental conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia
- Cancer support – emotional wellbeing, support for the side effects of treatment
- Women’s health – Gynaecology, PMS, hormonal issues, fertility, postnatal support, menopausal symptoms
- Musculo-skeletal conditions
Catherine works from the Windsor practice
Martha graduated from the University of Westminster with a First Class Honours Degree in Acupuncture and received a full scholarship to complete a postgraduate clinical placement at the China Medical University of Taichung in Taiwan. She continued her studies with a number of different physicians and scholars and gained extensive clinical experience in the treatment of various conditions, such as musculoskeletal pain and injuries, management of chronic pain, digestive disorders as well as emotional and sleeping disorders.
From the early years of practice she became interested in fertility and women’s heath and has undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of gynaecological conditions, including menstrual disorders, male and female infertility and IVF assistance with Jani White, Jane Lyttleton and Dr Wu among others. Having supported hundreds of couples during their journey to conception, she continued with post-graduate training in obstetric acupuncture with Sara Budd, Debra Betts and Dr Michele Odant. She is passionate about supporting women during their pregnancy and has worked with independent midwives and doulas to support women during childbirth and post-partum recovery.
Martha is particularly interested in educating her patients about aspects of their lifestyle that could potentially affect their health or well-being and aims to guide them through a journey of self-care. She often works with functional nutritionists to enhance the effects of Chinese medicine treatment and promote optional health.
She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the leading professional body for acupuncturists in Great Britain.
Martha’s areas of special interest include:
- Menstrual disorders, endometriosis, pcos, hypothalamic amenorrhea
- Infertility and IVF assistance
- Pregnancy, preparation for labour and post partum recovery
- Anxiety, emotional and sleeping disorders
- Management of chronic pain
Martha works in Wimpole Street
James Mutkin is a qualified acupuncturist, holding a Bachelor of Medicine from Beijing University in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
James is passionate about his profession and the clients he treats. He believes in continual development and furthering himself as a teacher and practitioner by bringing together traditional theory, clinical understanding, and current research.
James sees Chinese medicine as a holistic healthcare model which focuses on all aspects of the body, its structure and internal functioning and the mind-body connections. The art of Chinese medicine is in its ability to bring together nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation and breathing (Qigong), exercise (Tai Chi), and massage (Tui Na). The practice of which is the art of health preservation and the essence of Chinese medicine.
He is on the Professional Conduct Committee for the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM), the largest professional regulatory body for traditional Chinese medicine in the UK, and is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).
James has several areas of special interest
- gynaecology, fertility and IVF support
- Obstetric and pregnancy care
- Dermatology/skin disorders
- Injuries and pain management
James works in the Wimpole st branch and at the Corinthia hotel.
Inga Heese is a qualified Doctor of Chinese medicine with over 15 years experience. She studied for 8 years in order to achieve her doctorate of Chinese Medicine which included six months internship working in hospitals in Beijing. In 2005 Inga studied a Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Dermatology with the leading Chinese medicine Dermatologist in the West (Mazin Al-Khafaji) and she went on to work within his clinic for a further three years. She has published and co-written, or edited numerous articles on topics including the treatment of low ovarian function in older women (see here), female infertility, acupuncture in pregnancy and is currently editing a very exiting book on Chinese medicine and the treatment of infertility combining Chinese and Western medicine diagnostics and treatments. Increasingly her focus is on achieving pregnancy naturally for couples who have found conception difficult.
Inga’s particular areas of special interest include:
- Endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (painful periods)Polycycstic ovarian syndrome, no periods, irregular cycles
- Subfertility, either as preparation for/ alongside IVF and other assisted reproduction, or, to enhance natural fertility.
- Pregnancy care and preparation for labour
Inga also has extensive experience in treating general conditions including
- Skin disorders -acne, rosacea, various eczemas, both plaque and guttate psoriasis, and viral infections such as herpes zoster and warts
- Muscular skeletal pain conditions including arthritis; neck, back and shoulder problems; repetitive strain injuries; Frozen shoulder and headaches
Inga works in the Wimpole Street practice.
Bethany is a qualified Acupuncturist, and graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture with a BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicine.
Bethany has also completed her 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training, and is a qualified Massage Therapist. She specialties in TMJ Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Therapeutic Massage.
She has completed specialised training in TMJ disorder, and chose to do her dissertation on the effects that Acupuncture has in relieving the symptoms of TMJ disorder. This has lead her to treat conditions such as TMJ disorder, Stroke and Trigeminal Neuralgia successfully.
Bethany also has extensive experience in treating women’s health conditions and assisting with IVF and fertility (including Endometriosis and PCOS). She also treats patients during their pregnancy, and then to induce labour and post-natal care.
Bethany believes that health should be a combination of the mind and body working harmoniously – and aims to help patients to achieve this. She treats a wide range of conditions – with every treatment being tailored to the patient. Bethany also provides dietary and lifestyle advice (including stretches when necessary) to encourage a varied approach when helping to heal the body.
Bethany’s particular areas of special interest include:
- Stress management and mental health conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports Injury Management – Bethany was a dancer for 10 years and enjoys working with athletes to help them get back to their sport as quickly and safely as possible
- Pain Management
- Treating Teenagers – helping to balance hormones during puberty and provide a safe space.
Bethany works in the Chiswick and Windsor practices.
Valeria has been a complementary therapist for 25 years, first practicing and teaching Shiatsu bodywork therapy and later retraining as an acupuncturist and graduating with a BSc (Hons) TCM Acupuncture from University of Westminster.
Through her further training and work in the area of Women’s Health, she has developed special interest in working with all stages of pregnancy and conditions, including pelvic pain, preparation for labour and breech presentation using both shiatsu and acupuncture.
She also trained in the Spinning Babies approach, which aims at optimising the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth.
Her work as a shiatsu practitioner included working for over six years in a project dedicated to support women living with HIV and their children.
Valeria is also a qualified Swimming coach in her natal Argentina. Her teaching experience and her later work alongside physiotherapists specialist in hydrotherapy rehabilitation, lead her to train in Watsu (water Shiatsu) in 1999-2000, at the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association in California.
Since 2010 she has been working at the Zita West clinic supporting women and couples trying to conceive naturally and alongside IVF, working in close collaboration with other reproductive fertility specialists. She is a fully insured Member of the British Acupuncture Council.
She has several areas of particular interest
- Male and female infertility, preparation and assistance during IVF
- Gynecological conditions, endometriosis, menstrual disorders and Ashermans’ syndrome
- Pregnancy and post natal support: wellbeing and preparation for labour, pelvic pain and breech
- Headaches, migraines and neurological conditions such Parkinsons and MS
Valeria works in the Wimpole St practice
Eva graduated from Westminster University with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and has a diploma in Chinese Massage. Her post graduate training in acupuncture is continuous with a focus on Master Tung style acupuncture which comes from one of the oldest family lineages and often referred to as classical acupuncture.
Eva is a qualified Mercier Therapy fertility specialist having studied with dr. Jennifer Mercier. The therapy involves the clinical application of deep pelvic visceral manipulation to optimize fertility, conception and general women’s health.
Eva regularly attends post graduate trainings and conferences in subfertility, reproductive endocrinology, assisted conception and male infertility organised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Fertility Society.
She has extensive clinical experience in the management of infertility having worked at the Zita West Clinic and City Fertility. She works closely with gynaecologists, IVF doctors and nutritionists to deliver optimal service for her clients.
She is also keenly interested in fertility research and has lectured on both the use of acupuncture during IVF and the treatment and management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Eva is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the British Fertility Society
Eva’s special areas of special interest include:
- Natural Conception
- Infertility, Assistance during and preparation for IVF/IUI/OI,
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Amenorrhoea
- Low ovarian reserve, High FSH
- Cystitis/Interstitial Cystitis
Eva works in the Wimpole Street practice.
Jas graduated from top London universities in several healthcare studies and has been in private clinical practice with internships in several NHS London hospitals since 2002. He currently holds an acupuncture clinic within the NHS at The Royal London Hospital of Integrative Medicine. He has developed an integrative holistic approach to rehabilitation and wellbeing with a ‘one-stop skill set’ of Chinese and Western medicine acupuncture, osteopathic medicine and physiotherapy. This set of skills provides a uniquely versatile service that can inform, direct and optimise your health and wellbeing in returning to work, rest and play.
In the Chinese medicine field, Jas is an experienced specialist in women’s and men’s health/wellbeing, including natural and assisted fertility support with gynaecological/obstetric acupuncture. He has undertaken extensive post-graduate training in fertility and obstetrics with leading Western and Chinese medicine clinicians in the UK, and internationally at the China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan and at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Vietnam.
Jas’s expertise in formulating bespoke treatments with an integrative East-West functional medicine approach, especially for pain, with differing aspects of Chinese medicine, physiotherapy rehabilitation and structural, visceral and cranial osteopathic medicine, optimises your outcomes for returning to healthy living and function.
Jas’s extensive teaching experience of health, fitness and wellbeing in mind-body unity practices supports the management of:
- Natural or assisted reproduction, menstrual & fertility concerns and pre/post pregnancy care
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression, and their related illness
- Head-to-toe spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal pain in the joints from sports injury, post-surgery and acute/degenerative concerns
- Optimising a return to a sense of balance for improving work, rest and play
Jas works in the Wimpole st.
Jason is a qualified Doctor of Chinese medicine and has been in full time practice since graduating from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2003. On returning to London Jason completed a Master of Science degree in Complementary Medicine at the School of Integrated Health University of Westminster in 2006. His paper titled “Gatekeepers and the Gateway” was published by the British Medical Journal in their 1st edition of Acupuncture in Medicine (2009).
Jason has extensive experience in treating male and female reproductive health as well as general medicine conditions. Alongside Chinese Medicine Jason has a thorough knowledge of western medicine. He studied pharmacology at the University of Portsmouth in 1990 and went on to design and co-ordinate the teaching of western medicine within an undergraduate degree in Acupuncture for the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, affiliated to the University of Portsmouth.
Jason holds memberships with the British Holistic Medical Association, The British Acupuncture Council, and The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Jason specialises in treating general health conditions that may not have responded well to conventional medicine including
- Pain management, back pain/sciatica, arthritis/rheumatism,
- headaches and migraines
- Digestive and bladder complaints
- Stress and emotional wellbeing, anxiety/depression
- Immune system and allergic disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and integrative cancer care
He also has extensive experience in treating gynaecology and fertility
- Menstrual disorders, male and female infertility, and IVF assistance
- Pregnancy Care
Jason works in Wimpole St branch and Chiswick
He also practises in Bath
Katie has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 20 years and is a Visiting Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor of students at Westminster University.
She qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997 and 1998 and has continued to practice, teach and study since then.
She is dedicated to helping people experience optimal health and well-being. Katie practises mainly as a ‘generalist’ treating clients with a wide range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, respiratory issues, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases, stress/ anxiety and musculoskeletal problems. She also has a keen interest in reproductive health supporting male and female infertility, pregnancy, and pre/post-natal conditions.
Katie regularly attends courses delivered by eminent practitioners such as Jane Lyttleton, Debra Betts, Mazin Al Khafaji and Stephen Birch to update her skills and knowledge. In 2014 she completed the intensive post-graduate diploma course in gynaecology, reproductive medicine and obstetrics under Trevor Wing. She has observed in several Chinese hospitals in Hangzhou, and, as a member of the EAST Medicine research group at Westminster University, was funded by the Department of Health to research Chinese Medicine treatments for menopausal symptoms under Professor Volker Scheid.
Katie commonly sees patients seeking help with
- Muscle aches and pains eg neck, shoulder, back, knee pain & sciatica
- Gynaecological problems such as painful periods, PCOS, Menopause
- Infertility (male & female), IVF support
- Pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal conditions
- Hayfever, sinus problems and asthma/respiratory conditions
- Headaches, migraines
- Neurological problems eg stroke, chorea, parkinson’s (scalp acupuncture)
- Digestive issues such as IBS, constipation
- Well-being and health maintenance
Katie works from the Chiswick practice.
Anna is a qualified acupuncturist and registered member of the British Acupuncture Council. She studied at Westminster University where she graduated in 2004 with a BSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. Following completion of her course she spent a month in China furthering her studies and treating patients in two hospitals in Sichuan Province.
Anna has a special interest in gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy and has completed post graduate studies in fertility acupuncture, acupuncture for assisted conception and IVF, gynaecology and obstetrics. She has worked in private practice since graduating. Before starting her own family Anna worked in the IVF unit at Hammersmith hospital providing acupuncture support to couples going through IUI and IVF.
Anna’s areas of special interest include:
- Natural conception
- Male and female infertility and IVF support
- Menstrual disorders, PMT and endometriosis
- Pregnancy, pre and post-natal care
- Miscarriage support
Anna also has experience in treating a wide range of conditions including:
- Digestive disorders/ IBS
- Anxiety, stress and emotional well being
- Headaches and migraines
Anna aims to provide a relaxing and supportive environment for her patients. She treats the individual and looks at achievable changes that can be made to diet and lifestyle to help improve general health and to optimise fertility.
Anna works in the Chiswick practice.
She also has her own practice in Thames Ditton, Surrey.
Olga completed the three classical disciplines of Chinese Medicine: BSc (Hons) Acupuncture (2005), Post graduate Tui Na Massage (2007) and an MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine (2013) from University of Westminster.
Olga’s clinical experience began in 2001 as a Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, then Chinese Medicine, in her three private clinics in London. She worked for seven years in a multi-disciplinary Physiotherapy clinic, gaining extensive knowledge on musculo-skeletal conditions and rehabilitation exercises, which were applied to teaching Tuina Massage at the University of Westminster Polyclinic. Olga also studied different styles of Acupuncture (Master Tung & Hara Diagnosis), to be able to take different approaches and to better assist clients with very complex health issues.
Olga trained in the Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Gastrointestinal Departments at China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan and at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Vietnam. Her post graduate UK studies focused on Acupuncture in Assisted Fertility, History of Chinese Gynaecology, Autoimmune Diseases, Digestive Disorders and Abdominal Diagnosis.
Olga’s particular areas of interest are:
- Menstrual disorders, endometriosis, Infertility, and IVF assistance
- Recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy care
- Infertility, IVF/IUI assistance and natural conception
- Assistance during pregnancy and induction of labour
- Back pain and Sciatica
- Digestive disorders and autoimmune conditions
- Musculo-skeletal conditions including postural assessment & rehabilitation exercises
Olga strongly believes in dietary advice and she has also used her previous career as an Executive Chef to create a food blog providing gluten free, sugar free, dairy fre, keto & paleo recipes, to help her clients that need to be on anti-inflammatory diets for health or fertility reasons
Olga works at the Wimpole St branch.
Annabel trained at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine earning a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture. She practices an integrated style of acupuncture, combining the two schools of acupuncture, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She also incorporates Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage) into her practice. Over the past 3 years she has undertaken postgraduate training courses in Gynaecology & Fertility, Obstetrics, and Gastroenterology with Sandra Hill and Barbara Kirschbaum at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and with Jani White at The Birkbeck University of London.
Annabel treats a wide range of conditions tailored to each individual. Her approach is holistic with treatments focusing on all aspects of the human condition, physical, mental and emotional. With a personal approach, according to her patients’ needs, she incorporates dietary and lifestyle advice to bring about good health. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and the London Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT).
Annabel’s areas of special interest include:
- Menstrual disorders, Infertility, and IVF assistance
- Pregnancy, labour and postnatal care
- Emotional wellbeing, anxiety, depression, stress and tension
- Digestive complaints
Annabel works in the Chiswick branch but is currently away on maternity
Nov ’19 Update – After many years at the clinic, Daniel Maxwell has now stopped practising in central london and will work exclusively from Bath. At the clinic he can provide handover notes for any returning clients.
After completing an MA in English and Italian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Danny went on to train in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese massage in both the UK and China. With over 13 years clinical experience, he is also the editor of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, the foremost international English language journal dealing with all aspects of Chinese Medicine, and also chairs the Editorial Committee of the British Acupuncture Council.In 2004 he founded the charity World Medicine (www.worldmedicine.org.uk), which facilitates acupuncturists and other CAM practitioners travelling around the world to where their skills are desperately needed. Danny has lectured on acupuncture and Chinese medicine at various colleges, and is an enthusiastic practitioner of the Chinese martial arts, qigong and meditation.
Danny has several areas of special interest including
- Male and female Infertility, and IVF assistance
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pain conditions
Danny no longer works at the Wimpole St branch but can be contacted through his practice clinic in Bath.
Christina began her studies at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York and went on to earn her BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture from the University of Portsmouth. In 2002, she worked at the Hangzhou Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) treating patients in the Neurology, Cardiology and Pain Relief clinics. Upon completion of her post graduate Licentiate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) in 2003, Christina returned to Hangzhou China to intern in the departments of Gynaecology and Dermatology. In 2008 she completed her doula training with obstetrician Dr Michel Odent. She has undertaken post graduate study in Gynaecology, Fertility, Reproductive Endocrinology, Reproductive Immunology and Obstetrics in Germany and in the UK at the Royal College of Physicians (London) in conjunction with the Royal College of Midwifery, at the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford) and at the New Life Fertility Clinic (Epsom). In 2009 she completed her post graduate Chinese Dermatology qualification under the direction of Mazin Al-Khafaji.
Christina has several areas of special interest including
- Infertility, IVF assistance, menstrual disorders and recurrent miscarriage
- Pregnancy and labour
- Skin disorders: psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, melasma
- Immune system difficulties: hay fever/allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis immune-suppression from chemotherapy
Christina worked at the Wimpole St and Chiswick branches. April 2017 Update – After 12 years at the London Acupuncture Clinic, Christina has left to take up a post directing ChinaMed Basel and ChinaMed Luzern. For existing patients please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss treatment