“Each person coming through my door has a different and particular problem and set of needs. I use a combination of various therapies, tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient.”

Traditional Acupuncture

The backbone of my  practice Рany treatment programme will include Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

  • Acupuncture is based on centuries old principles of energy balance.
  • Focussed on the individual, not the illness or symptoms
  • Involves stimulation of specific points using fine needles or magnets
  • Safe and effective

Chinese Medicine

I am a fully qualified herbalist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine. I frequently use herbs as a supplement to acupuncture treatments, alongside dietary advice.

  • Has been used for centuries
  • Has been tested and researched
  • Is safe and effective
  • Is available in tablet and more traditional loose-herb forms

Nutrition

A good diet is essential for treatment, lasting change and long-term health. Dietary advice is central to Joanna’s healing approach, and every patient is given a detailed eating plan and nutritional advice. Eating plans are always carefully built around the patient’s eating habits, and involves introducing new foods into the existing diet – there is no one fit-all recipe.

Chinese System

  • Based on the individual and their particular issues
  • Looks at how foods affect person’s body
  • Based on traditional principles

Western System

  • Based on western ideas of food; carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, macro- and micro-nutrients.

What happens in a typical treatment?

Every treatment involves a detailed patient interview including medical history and any medications currently being taken. I then take the patient’s pulse, examine the tongue, carefully examine any problem/painful areas before actual needling begins, before finally discussing and advising on diet, lifestyle adjustmen, aftercare and so on. All patients receive a basic diet plan and nutritional advice, although a detailed custom eating plan can be researched and produced as an additional service.