ACUPUNCTURE &
HERBAL THERAPY

GRETCHEN DE SORIANO


Kailash Centre, NW8

KAMPO STUDY
Students interested in studying on the
Kampo Apprenticeship course can find details here

 

Links - ISJKM - KampoUK - Science Museum

GRETCHEN DE SORIANO MSc (Oxon), BA (Fine Arts), BAcC, RCHM, ISJKM

Gretchen is the leading teacher and practitioner of Japanese Kampo in the West. She is one of the world’s foremost practitioners  and a leading expert of the practice and development of Japanese Kampo and Acupuncture. Her specialist techniques offer relief for chronic conditions including stress, anxiety, vascular and circulatory problems, skin aliments, asthma, and digestive problems.  

Her training covers a wide range of and structural and functional complaints; problems during pregnancy and childhood, thyroid conditions, tension, or stubborn and recurrent infections.   

She holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Anthropology provides an understanding of the nature of the clinical experience, accommodating  a “medical detective” mind-set in each clinical encounter.  

ACUPUNCTURE
This article from the Guardian on acupuncture gives some interesting background. For an in-depth article on acupuncture visit the Institute for Traditional Medicine and for the difference between Japanese acupuncture and Chinese acupuncture this article on the World Acupuncture website is illuminating.

HERBS
An article in the The Independent highlights how Kampo herbal practice successfully integrates within an NHS GP surgery. Our herbal ingredients are manufactured  in Taiwan under strict guidelines suitable to the Japanese market, and more-than compliant with UK regulations. The formulations are based on either classical recipes from historical texts or from current research reports from around the world, notably Japan, China, and the USA. I have been using these formula for more than forty  years both privately and in the NHS. For details of these herbal formula visit the Keio University School of Medicine website. Our aim is to personally mix, and to dispense your formula on the day of your visit.