TCM Clinic

Herbal Treatment
0116 221 8989


I offer the following services :

  • Traditional Acupuncture
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine:
    An effective natural remedy tailor made for each individual for most conditions
  • Tui Na or Chinese Massage
  • Moxibustion:
    A herb called moxa used to warm region or acupuncture points to stimulate circulation and increase energy, especially good for chronic conditions
  • Cupping:
    Warm suction to improve circulation, stimulate digestive system, help to activate lymphatic system and to release toxins

For Staff of the Leicester Hospitals

Please see internal staff web site for booking and price


What can I expect from my first treatment?

In order to gain the most effective treatment you will be given an initial consultation. The diagnosis made after the consultation will be used as a basis for your treatment plan. The diagnosis is a snap shot of your individual physiological and emotional states. This will also look into your lifestyle, and sleep patterns. The initial diagnosis can last up to two hours but usually one hour is enough.

To find the internal health of your body I will look at the tongue, feel for tender points, take your pulse and ask for family and personal history together with lifestyle.

To help with this please wear loose clothing, and if possible bring a list of any medication that you are currently receiving.

What happens next?

Following the consultation, I will discuss the diagnosis and form an tailored treatment plan for you. This may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tui-na (massage), diet and lifestyle changes.

The first treatment will then take place.

How many sessions will I need?

Unfortunately there is no one-size fits all and this depends on a number of factors, for example the nature of the disease, the physiological state of the patient, the patient's emotional state and lifestyle etc. For most people it usually takes a few sessions before any significant changes is noticed, however in some patients one or two sessions are enough.

We will review the progress of the treatment together at each session, usually once or twice a week, I may modify the type and frequency of the treatment.

Should my doctor know?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is complementary to conventional western medicine. In China Traditional Chinese Medicine is seen as a speciality similar to surgery. If you have been prescribed medication, or are receiving treatment it makes sense to let your doctor know that you are planning to use traditional Chinese medicine. Bring a list of any medication you are taking so that this can be considered in your treatment plan. In certain circumstances, acupuncture or herbal medicine may allow you to reduce or even cease taking some medications, most commonly pain killers, but please discuss this with your doctor before doing so. You may also ask your doctor to contact me if they have any concerns.

Does acupuncture hurt?

This is a commonly asked question. Acupuncture needles are very fine, much finer than those used in injections. As the needle goes through the skin there may be a slight tingling sensation or dull ache which lasts for second or two. Many patients do not feel the needle going in at all. Acupuncture alters the flow of energy (sometimes referred to as Chi/Qi) through channels around the body, termed meridians, allowing for needles to be placed in areas that are not painful, for example headaches may be treated with points on the hands or feet or along the arm. The needles are always sterile, disposable and only used once.

How do I prepare Chinese Herbal Medicine?

There are various preparations of herbs. In each case detailed instructions will be given. The most common method of preparation is to add water to the herbal mixture and boil for some time to make a tea.
There are other forms of herbs such as herbal powders, ready made herbal tea and tablets.

Does your herbal medicines contain any endangered species?

The answer is no. The use of endangered species within herbal medicine in the UK is illegal and against the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner's Code of Conduct. For more information please see Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine FAQ.