What happens on my first consultation?

Your visit will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the therapy used. Please bring with you any results of tests or X rays you may have had done plus details of medication. Your practitioner will take a detailed case history in order to get an understanding of you.

How long does a course of treatment take?

This depends on the nature and complication of the problem. As a general average 1 to 8 treatments. Longer term, more chronic conditions will take longer. I will discuss your individual situation with you at your 1st treatment. Be assured I have a very busy practice and will not keep you coming longer than necessary.

What happens if I get a treatment reaction?

These reactions do happen at times and may be as a result of the body reacting to the stimulus towards health it has been given, or as a result of the body being unable to continue the process of adaptation that the treatment has enabled it to set into motion.
I will be able to advise you.

Why do I need to wait between treatment sessions

Essentially the body heals itself. There must be a time interval between treatment sessions to allow the body to make its response, and then take it on a further step.
I will advise on the correct time interval and number of treatment sessions likely to be required. You, however, remain in control. You can discuss this advice at any stage and, if you feel you are not making adequate progress, you can curtail treatment and ask about other possible approaches to your problem.

Am I too old to benefit from acupuncture

Certainly not. I have treated many patients in their 80s very successfully with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

Are complementary medicines suitable for children?

Yes, definitely. Very gentle treatments can be used; I treat frequently new-born with acupressure and homeopathy; children of all ages can benefit from homeopathy, acupressure, and other natural treatment

Can I have acupuncture whilst I am pregnant?

Yes acupuncture is probably the treatment of choice during pregnancy, because medication are contra-indicated.
I use
acupuncture and homeopathy for conditions such as morning sickness, insomnia, urinary or digestive problems as well as musculo-squeletal problems such as back pain, pelvic pain carpal tunnel-syndrome etc.

Is it OK to mix treatments

It is possible to mix different treatment modalities. Often two different approaches such as acupuncture and homeopathy or Chinese herbal medicine can be mutually supportive.

How can I book my treatment?

You can book either over the phone on 020 8875 1101
or by calling in person at the
Cure by Nature clinic 95 Replingham Road London SW18 5lu

For the
Kensington Therapy Centre call 020 7376 1199, or call in at 211-213 Kensington High Street London W8 6BD

How can I pay for my treatment?

Preferably cash or cheques, and all the major debit cards at the Kensington Therapy Centre.

Can I claim for my treatments on my health insurance?

This will depend on your Health provider. Please consult your individual policy.

What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

24 hours notice is required if you wish to cancel or re-schedule an appointment.
Clients who fail to turn up for treatment are charged a cancellation fee, typically half of the cost of the missed treatment. Repeat offenders will be charged the full amount.
Of course sometimes cancellations are unavoidable and cancellation fees are not always charged.

Should I tell my doctor?

If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it makes sense to tell him or her about your plans to have complementary medicine treatment. The treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication, but your doctor should be consulted regarding any change of prescription. You should always tell your practitioner about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to your treatment.

Should I continue with my medications while having treatment?

Yes, at least until you have had a careful discussion with your doctor and myself as your practitioner. Many people seek my help because of dissatisfaction with drug treatment - because it does not seem to be working or because the side effects are unacceptable.

DO NOT stop taking any medication without professional guidance.