In Chinese medicine in perfect health we have a free flow of blood and qi (breath, energy, the subtle animating force within matter) through our internal architecture, George Monkhouse from The Get Well Clinic in Camberwell explains to L-SL. When imbalance arises, the flow becomes either weak or blocked.
Acupuncture helps to identify where there is stagnation and where there is deficiency; and then to clear blockages and strengthen weaknesses, so that the natural healthy flow is restored and life can blossom.
In reality, perfect health is an ideal rarely achieved, George elaborate. We all have smaller or larger pains and stresses physically, emotionally or mentally through the passage of life. Acupuncture helps to address what is causing problems in daily life through treatment to resolve imbalances in the individual, and your acupuncturist can suggest lifestyle, dietary and emotional changes to support positive changes long-term.
Affordable Community Acupuncture at the Get Well Clinic in Camberwell, South London
The Get Well Clinic in Camberwell operates the low cost multi-bed community acupuncture model. By treating everyone in the same room, where you can lie on the treatment table with needles in whilst the acupuncturist goes to the next patient, allows for a model whereby treatment fees can be reduced, whilst often connecting you with people in similar states of health.
It is important to highlight that this low cost approach does not compromise the highest level of care, and a powerful healing force is created by the qi field of several people treated in the same space. There is a separate room where anything private can be discussed with your acupuncturist in complete secrecy; however, people soon report how much they enjoy the communal setting once they realise that many people share similar health conditions and sharing stories and effective remedies is greatly therapeutic.
Who are the Acupuncturists at the Get Well Clinic?
George is an experienced London acupuncturist, Qigong teacher, meditation guide and Daoist scholar.
He trained at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK, in Five Element Constitutional and TCM acupuncture traditions. He has a special passion in and undertakes continual professional development in heart disease, cancer and chronic disease, emotional balance and pain management. He engages a lifestyle and medical practice that looks at all aspects of life, health and diet to quickly ascertain the triggers of imbalance and how to effect positive lasting change. He has undertaken extensive study in Daoism, particularly the geometries of its principle symbols and the ancient knowledge encoded therein, which elucidate the universal principles of Balance, Harmony and Vitality. As a consequence, he is actively engaged in promoting and teaching these principles, which guide and support us into a life of wei wu wei – living in the natural flow. He works closely with native and tribal medicinal approaches throughout the world to find fast and effective approaches that have minimal or no side effects.
Marion has over 10 years experience treating in the famous pioneering multibed The Gateway Clinic and has taught yoga for over a decade.
“My interest in acupuncture arose out of my study of Shiatsu massage where I was introduced to the concepts of Chinese Medicine. Once I’d finished my Shiatsu training I started a full time 3 year degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Westminster University, graduating in 2003 with a BSc Hons. From London I travelled to a teaching hospital in Chengdu China to observe and study acupuncture and Tuina this experience gave me an insight into how acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicine. On my return from China I started working at the NHS Gateway Clinic in South London, a multi bed clinic treating a whole spectrum of conditions under the mentorship of senior practitioners. I continued to work there for 10 years loving the variety and invaluable experience it gave me. Whilst I was at the Gateway I also worked for 7 years as the acupuncturist at The Crossing in East Finchley to support people through their recovery from substance abuse and misuse. In 2007 I completed my postgraduate training in Chinese Herbal Patent Remedies at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. As well as Shiatsu I have also studied Swedish and Thai massage. I am currently studying Postural Integration with Silke Ziehl at The Open Centre in Old St.