Acupuncture at Breathe London in Waterloo, Southbank and London Bridge
The Breathe London Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre is based in Waterloo on the South Bank, minutes from London Bridge and Blackfriars serving the whole of SE1 and Central London. Simon Plant heads our team of therapists offering expertise in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage and Tai Chi.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for over 2000 years and is one of the oldest systems of healing in existence and is still part of mainstream healthcare.
For more information, make a booking or arrange a free 15 minute consultation please call Simon on 07570 091 568. For Tui Na massage call Brenda on 07812827566
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Simon works at the centre on Mondays 8am to 9pm , Wednesdays 4pm to 9pm and Saturdays 1 to 5pm . Appointments outside of these times may also be booked. Brenda works at the Centre on Mondays and Saturdays
Treatments cost £55 for a one to one consultation. If you are a student or hold a concession card then we provide a low cost acupuncture service for just £25. The low cost sessions are off peak between 10 and 12 and 2 to 5 on Mondays and last 45 minutes
There are savings on our standard prices of up to 25% if you buy acupuncture courses online. Get the health benefits from a regular acupuncture treatment. Instructions on how to arrange your first session are given after your order is complete.
Book a course of 5 or 10 treatments
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing.
You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) Website
BAcC Research Fact Sheets include research on acupuncture for treating:
What does the treatment involve?
On your first visit, the acupuncturist will make a detailed assessment of your health. You will be asked about your current symptoms, past and family medical history, diet, lifestyle and the functions of all the systems in the body. Your pulse and tongue will be examined and your abdomen palpated which provides the acupuncturist with important information for diagnosis. Once assessment is complete, fine pre-sterilised disposable needles are inserted into specific points on your body according to your diagnosis and treatment principle. They are left in place for 10-30 minutes depending on your diagnosis. Sometimes moxibustion, heat lamp, cupping, electro acupuncture or massage will be applied. Advice on diet and lifestyle may also be given to help you.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
You may also be prescribed Chinese herbal medicine and you can discuss this option with our practitioners. Herbs may be suitable for conditions that are difficult to treat or chronic conditions.
Chinese herbs are safe and side affects are incredibly rare. We only use suppliers approved by the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine that have strict standards of quality control and authentication. No animal products are used.
Herbs cost about £10-15 per week and come in a convenient pill or powder form.
Tui Na Massage
Brenda Hodbell practices Tui Na Massage at Breathe London. Chinese Massage Therapy has been practiced for over 4000 years. Tui Na is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It was developed by Martial Artists to treat specific injuries of an internal nature as well as muscular-skeletal ailments. It is the forefather of all forms of massage and bodywork that exist today, from Shiatsu to Osteopathy.
Safe holistic and effective, Tui Na is a unique blend of hands on massage technique with the principles of Chinese medicine.
How long are the treatments?
Treatments last 45 minutes to an hour, please allow for this time.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions required will vary depending on the condition. Most people require a course of between 3-10 treatments. If it is a recent problem it will generally take less treatment. If you have had symptoms for a number of years, you may require treatment over several months. This will be discussed during your first consultation
What should I do before coming for treatment?
It is advisable not to have acupuncture on an empty stomach, so please ensure you have eaten before your treatment. Try to dress in loose clothing if possible Please bring a list of any medication or supplements you are taking.
What is your cancellation policy?
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or ‘no shows’ will be charged at the full treatment price.
How do I book?
For more information, make a booking or arrange a free 15 minute consultation please call Simon on 07570 091 568 for an Acupuncture and or Chinese Herbal Medicine appointment or Brenda on 07812 827 566 for Tui Na Massage.