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Shiatsu and Chinese acupuncture (TCM) are both based upon the same traditional medical theories. However, a shiatsu practitioner aims to identify and correct imbalances in the body using a range of physical techniques while an acupuncturist makes use of needles.
Shiatsu treatment includes physical stimulation of specific points, stretches and joint mobilisation techniques, while acupuncture involves the insertion of ultra fine needles at acupuncture points across the body.
The traditional Eastern approach focuses on many different factors that might be creating illness and not just the presenting symptoms. This viewpoint is supported by modern scientific research that is revealing greater and greater complexity and interactivity between different systems of the body. Traditional Eastern medical techniques have been studied, tested and refined for centuries and this process continues with a growing body of quantifiable evidence. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), an independent organisation that uses the best available evidence to advise medical professionals, now recommends these techniques as a primary approach to pain management.
Other forms of physical therapy such as massage or cranio sacral therapy can be used independently or in conjunction with shiatsu and acupuncture. We have years of experience and understand that different people are often suited to different styles of therapy.
We're happy to offer a free telephone conversation to answer all your questions. We have an interest in many different health issues and have particular experience in working with several common conditions (see menu) that are often closely related. These include:
Back Pain and Injuries
Stress and Anxiety
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
Headaches and Migraines
We offer treatment in Marylebone, Covent Garden (West End, Central London) and Islington (North London). All treatment rooms are situated in professional clinics within easy reach of Central London underground stations.
As a result of independent testimonials documented on the Freeindex business website we now have a Recommended Award for our work in Alternative Medicine: