We are a specialist healthcare provider based in London. Our treatments include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and non surgical anti-ageing treatment. We operate in the Bounds Green Group Practice, Life Centre, Islington and Harley Street/Canary Wharf areas and have been extremely well received by patients far and wide.
Chinese medicine consists of two fundamental components: Herbalism and Acupuncture. It is a complete health system with its own principle, diagnostic methods and therapies, also comprising of massage, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle prescriptions.
Its use has been commonplace throughout China for centuries. Chinese medicine is seen to be effective in healing a variety of conditions and preventing the onset of illnesses. Today, it has become one of the most prominent and recognised forms of alternative medicine worldwide.
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Mei Hung BMed, BRCP
Mei is a medically qualified doctor, who graduated with honours from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985. She is educated in both Chinese and conventional medicine and is recognised as a certified practitioner by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicines.
Subsequent to receiving her medical degree, she acquired considerable experience in both clinical practice and teaching within the university hospital. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is renowned for its international acupuncture training centre, as recognised by the World Health Organisation.
Mei is an experienced practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with over 30 years clinical experience in China and England. She specialises in head and facial acupuncture, managing serious and painful conditions such as skin conditions, UTI, infertility and many others. She also provides anti-ageing treatment, using acupunture therapy to stimulate natural collagen production and improve muscle tone.
During her career, Mei has published several collections of research papers and books in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. She is also a council member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, which currently works alongside the World Health Organisation to promote Chinese traditional medicine as an alternative form of treatment. With her strong medical background, acute knowledge and lengthy experience, you can ensure yourself to be in good hands.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Plants have been used by numerous civilisations for thousands of years. There are roughly 300 types of Chinese herbs currently used across the United Kingdom. These include dried leaves, stalks, flowers, roots and seeds. Each individual herb has specific therapeutic properties which are utilised a variety of purposes. An experienced doctor will usually prescribe a combination of herbs based on the individual's clinical condition to produce an optimal and powerful balancing effect.
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China for thousands of years. Chinese medicine looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The aim of acupuncture treatment is to re-establish the free flow of vital energy, often referred to as "Qi", to restore the body's equilibrium and trigger the body's natural healing response. The qualified doctor will puncture into the body surface at strategic points using very fine sterilised disposable needles and leave the needles in place with different stimulations to achieve therapeutic effects. The use of needles is virtually painless.
We provide treatment for the following list of illnesses. In all cases, traditional Chinese medicine is recognised as an appropriate method of treatment in a publication produced by the United Nations' World Health Organisation:
Mental and Emotional
anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress
acne, eczema, herpes, psoriasis pigmentation
Musculoskeletal and Neurological
arthritis, back pain, bell's palsy, bursitis, cerebral palsy, headache, neuralgia, polio, post-stroke, sciatica, sprains, stiff neck, tendonitis, trigeminal neuralgia
bronchitis, colds, hepatitis
Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
deafness, dizziness, earache, poor eyesight, hay fever, sinus infection, sore throat, tinnitus
asthma, colitis, constipation, diabetes, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hypoglycaemia, indigestion, ulcers
Genitourinary and Reproductive
cramps, impotence, infertility, irregular period, morning sickness, pelvic inflammatory diseases, pre-menstrual syndrome, urinary tract infections, vaginitis
Consultation (15 minutes): £50
Acupuncture Session (30 minutes): £60
Anti-Ageing Acupuncture Session (30 minutes): £70
Hospital visitations: £140
Herbal medicine is charged separately, according to prescription.
Patients are kindly requested to provide at least 24 hours notice of cancellations or a fee may be incurred.
"For seven years, I worked as a doctor in the Department of Acupuncture at Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of TCM. Longhua is a leading university hospital, reputed in China for its Traditional Chinese Medicine faculty. Our work in the department included clinical practice, teaching and research. In our Department, over 20% of outpatients and 50% of inpatients were diagnosed with a cerebrovascular accident and suffered stroke-induced conditions such as paralysis, visual impairment, speech and swallowing problems etc. Acupuncture was usually selected as the primary choice for managing these conditions. We started daily treatment 3-7 days after an ischemic stroke or two weeks, if after a hemorrhagic stroke.
Our clinical observations were published in China alongside a few government funded research groups, which had monitored thousands of patients. The reports concluded that acupuncture provides significant benefits in physical functioning and recovery. Our work at Longhua hospital demonstrated that stroke patients who are treated by acupuncture in the first 12 months post-stroke recover faster, perform better and require less rehabilitation therapy. The earlier it is performed, the better. Ultimately, the treatment results in less distress, burdens and expense for families. Acupuncture is a safe treatment when performed by a formally trained medical doctor. During my time at Longhua hospital, I did not hear of a single accident related to acupuncture treatment. The risk of the treatment is very low when considering the fact that our department treated over 100,000 outpatients and discharged hundreds of inpatients each year."
Dr. Mei Hung
I'd been having recurrent attacks of cystilis, a painful bladder infection, for three years, when in 2011, a lab test reported that I had an ESBL infection. My doctor broke the news that there were no more oral antibiotics available in the UK that would work against it. I started to panic as it dawned on me I had a superbug. The only alternative was to order another antibiotic from Germany, called Fosfomycin.
The Cystilis and Overactive Bladder Foundation (COB) was very supportive but at one stage, I had suicidal thoughts. The attacks were excruciating - it felt like I was passing razor blades in my urine and I was forever dashing to the loo. I decided antibiotics weren't the best long-term solution and I found Dr. Hung at my GP surgery. She prescribed 'killer' herbs to kill of E.coli bacteria and 'tonifying' herbs to build my immunity.
I was desperate to recover my health and have been seeing her for two years now and haven't had an attack since. I'm also having acupuncture and I take 2g of vitamin C daily. Hopefully, my immune system will eventually be strong enough to fight off the E.coli on its own. My GP has been very non-commital about it, but it's working better for me than antibiotics.
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