Funny you should ask this- I went for my second acupuncture session to give up smoking this morning at The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital on Great Ormond Street.
From Elephant I get the 68 or 168 bus to Holborn/Southampton Row and it's a few minutes walk.
I chose them after doing research on the internet because they are the British Medical Acupuncture Society, so are qualified doctors. The hospital is lovely, modern, clean and of course they use disposable needles. The hygiene aspect was also important to me.
I see Dr Mike Cummings, who I believe is the head of the department.
I have been seeing a very good acupuncturist for several months for a chronic problem, which acupuncure really helps with. Her name is Emma Perris and she works at Neals Yard Remedies near Borough Market.
Hi there. I'm also an acupuncturist practising in SE1, on The Cut, near Waterloo station, and my practice is appropriately clean. I like to think I'm 'good' too! Certainly I have lots of happy patients, see a selection of testimonials at:
I'm a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), see:
and I would definitely recommend to check that whoever you consult is a member of this or another suitable professional body. Members of the BAcC are 'traditional acupuncturists' who have generally done a full time acupuncture course lasting at least three years. They apply the full diagnostic and therapeutic framework of Chinese medicine in their treatments.
Members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society are conventional medical professionals who I believe (and this does seem consistent with their website) complete several days of formal training followed by a number of case studies, to learn to apply specific acupuncture techniques. I've definitely come across a number of people who have received good benefit from the use of acupuncture techniques in this way, so the choice between different types of practitioner is absolutely a matter of individual preference and what you're seeking from your treatment.
Meanwhile if you'd like someone closer to home, I go for treatment myself with Giles Davies, in East Dulwich, 020 8516 0769, who I'd highly recommend. His premises are quite aesthetic and soothing as well as nice and clean.
Whoever you see, I wish you best of luck and much-improved wellbeing! Acupuncture can often be quite life-changing.
Hi, my husband and I have been having acupuncture with Charlotte Steed http://www.londonacupuncturespace.com. She is in Canary Wharf E14, Blackheath SE3 and Southwark SE1 so very close to Dulwich..
We both ahve found her to be extremely professional and she treat muscular-skeletal conditions but also specialises in fertility and pregnancy. She has really helped us both so I would definately recommend her.