Rahul Pillai - Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture & Tui Na Massage
During the current crisis Rahul is offering Chine herbal medicine consultations by phone. To make a booking call Rahul on 07789 204 937 or contact him by email via the booking form at the bottom of this link
Rahul completed his five-year training at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) and has been working as an acupuncturist since 2004, a Tui Na massage therapist since 2005 and a Chinese herbalist since 2006. He has also trained in herbal dispensing and pharmacognosy.
His specialist interests are gynaecology (in particular, fertility) and dermatology, and his practice is profoundly influenced by Canonical / Classical Chinese medicine (CCM).
CCM is one of the earliest forms of Chinese medicine and is very effective in terms of both cost and time, as it provides herbal and acupuncture treatment protocols of beautiful simplicity. The effectiveness of CCM is proven by the fact that its tried and tested herbal formulas are still in use almost 2,000 years after they were first prescribed.
Rahul has also taught at the College of Oriental Medicine in Ireland as a lecturer in Chinese herbology and prescriptionology, as well as a clinical practice supervisor.
Rahul is a member of the British Acupuncture Association (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). He also has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University and is fluent in French, German, Dutch, Russian and Italian, as well as in Hindi and Bengali. He also speaks basic Mandarin.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine involves the use of a combination of herbs designed to correct the particular disharmony of the individual. As the patient’s condition progresses, the balance and combination of the herbs can be modified.
The herbal prescription may be administered in the form of capsules, concentrated herbal powder, pills, teas, tinctures, or external ointments, according to the circumstances and the pathology of the patient. The herbal formula may include leaves, flowers, roots, stems, barks and seeds of plants.
Chinese herbal medicine is particularly recommended in cases of both male and female infertility, dermatology, gynaecology, respiratory, digestive and autoimmune conditions. Insomnia, depression and anxiety can also be treated.
Frequency and duration of treatment
If herbal medicine is prescribed, treatment will need to be reviewed at intervals and adjusted as appropriate. Follow-up consultations will usually take place every 2-4 weeks. The length of the treatment will vary greatly depending on the condition and the individual. Anything between one and six months would be common.