Chinese Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is a safe and effective system of healing and can be used to treat people of all ages with a wide range of illnesses.
According to Chinese philosophy, our physical health is dependant on the balanced flow of qi, the universal life force. The smooth flow of qi can be disturbed by a number of factors, amongst them emotional stress, anger, fear or grief, hereditary dispositions or outside influences such as poor nutrition, infection or trauma.
Avicenna's Acupuncture practitioners
Qin Li graduated from the Cheng Du College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983.
Qin Li specializes in: gynaecology, menopause and fertility as well as anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders.
Thanh Huynh MD
Tanh qualified as a Western medical doctor in 2001 and subsequently trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
He is trained in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, and as part of his TCM studies completed Mazin Al-Khafaji's Dermatology Diploma Course in 2009. We are happy to welcome him at Avicenna, taking up a position as Mazin Al-Khafaji's assistant at the Skin & Allergy Clinic from July 1st 2013.
Andrew graduated in 1992 in herbal medicine and acupuncture and undertook further clinical training in Taiwan and China.
Andrew specializes in: supportive care for people living with cancer, mental health problems, gynaecological disorders and pain management.
YongYan Tan has a background in both eastern and western medical systems having completed a degree in pharmacy in China. She has lived in the UK over 10 years and has undertaken a wide range of training courses during that time, including massage and beauty therapies, Su Jok (Korean) therapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture, and more recently, facial revitalisation & cosmetic acupuncture. She graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine and is registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
YongYan specialises in: Body Acupuncture, Pain Treatments, Cosmetic & Rejuvenation Facial Acupuncture and Massage, Holistic Acupressure Massage, Micro-needle Therapy, Cellulite treatment, SuJok (Korean hand and foot correspondence system).
Robin graduated in 2008 with a 1st class honours degree as well as receiving an award for excellence in studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has experience working in pain clinics and cancer support.
Robin specializes in: chronic pain including lumbago, sciatica, neck, knee & shoulder, stress, depression, fatigue, migraines and insomnia as well as gynaecological disorders.
Since prehistoric times, the Chinese people have evolved a complex theoretical framework based on practical clinical experience to guide a trained acupuncturist to restore these imbalances by the insertion of very fine needles into energy-channels called meridians. In this way an acupuncturist aims to stimulate the body's own healing power and restore the innate equilibrium and harmonious state of balance of the physical and emotional aspects that constitute health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture may benefit a wide range of disorders including the following conditions:
- Painful and musculo-skeletal disorders including sport injuries, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, osteo-arthritis, sprains and injuries to soft tissue and their after effects etc.
- Neurological disorders including headache & migraine, tinnitus, after effects of stroke, facial paralysis (bells palsy)
- Menstrual, gynaecological and obstetric disorders including premenstrual syndrome (PMT), painful periods, morning sickness, malposition of the foetus, delayed labour, insufficiency of breast milk
- Male and female infertility
- Anxiety states, panic, depression and insomnia
- Digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, haemorrhoids, and obesity
- Urinary tract diseases such as recurrent cystitis and urethritis
- Circulatory diseases such as Raynauds disease, intermittent claudication, and recurrent cramping
- Addiction disorders including tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction
Qin Li Doctor of Chinese Medicine (Cheng Du, China), ATCM.
Qin Li graduated from the Cheng Du College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983. Between 1983 and 1996 she worked in hospitals in Si Chuan province in a variety of departments, including Internal medicine, gynecology and fertility where both herbal medicines and acupuncture are extensively used. It was during this time that she developed a strong interest in disorders of gynaecology, menopause and fertility as well as anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders.
Between 1996 and 2000 she worked as a consultant in gynaecology and internal medicine. It was also during this period that she conducted research into the treatment of liver cirrhosis with Chinese herbal medicine.
Qin Li has had had several research papers published in Chinese medical journals. In 2001 she moved to the UK where she has been in full time practice.
Latest Acupuncture news
In a study carried out at the University of Manchester, UK, forty-six diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy were treated with acupuncture to determine its efficacy and long-term effectiveness. Patients...
(i) A retrospective study of 201 patients treated for facial pain by acupuncture over a 10-year period at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, showed that overall 62.7% reported improvement. For those with...
A study on 67 patients with medically unresponsive foot pain (despite treatment by such methods as orthotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, analgesics, physical therapy, exercise, local injections of steroids and...
(1) A report in the British Journal of Dermatology describes a female patient who suffered from bilateral heel pain with the appearance of small flesh-coloured papules on weight bearing and larger flesh-coloured papules over the...
(1) 44 patents with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee who were awaiting total knee joint replacements were given acupuncture either on the most affected knee only, or on both knees. Points needled were Yinlingquan SP-9, Xuehai...