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Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Acupuncture forms one of the therapeutic branches of an ancient integrated system of medicine known as Chinese medicine. Originating in China, and having 2,000 years of undisturbed continuity, it has evolved since then to become the systematic, modern form called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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About Acupuncture

TCM acupuncture is considered a safe and effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. TCM acupuncture can effectively work alone or as a compliment to Western medicine. Additionally, it can counteract side effects of medication and be used as a preventative measure to benefit and maintain health as it has been proven to strengthen the underlying constitution.

Western medical studies have shown that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce endorphins and serotonin, which relieve pain and stress and have a positive effect on one’s emotional state.

Neuro scientists have proven with the use of MRI scanners that the deeper structures of the brain (the limbic system in particular) can be manipulated during acupuncture treatments. Parallels can be drawn here which help to explain why acupuncture is so effective with pain management. Parts of the brain literally become less active. This is very exciting as we have a modern day hypothesis that helps explain why acupuncture is so effective in treating pain.

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Today, acupuncture is becoming more recognised for its effectiveness and versatility and there continues to be a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating this. A greater number of people around the world are turning to TCM for a solution to their health issues and discovering what it can do for them.

Currently, the main governing body in the UK is the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which ensures a code of ethics, standards of practice and the continuing professional development of all its members.

Acupuncture Clinic

To book an appointment with Martine and Natalie Vegoda, please call

Sutherland House Acupuncturists

LicAc, MBAcC, BSc (Hons) BA (Hons)
LicAc, MBAcC BSc (Hons)
For more information visit The Heathlands Clinic website on https://heathlandsclinic.com

Every patient is unique as conditions vary in nature, duration and severity. Therefore the length and frequency of treatment will depend on the individual case. 

During the initial consultation, Martine and Natalie will discuss with you the length and frequency of treatment and this will be reviewed regularly along your treatment path.

To book an appointment with Martine and Natalie Vegoda, please call
felicity dunbar
felicity dunbar
3 February 2024
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I cannot recommend Martine and Natalie (who I see for natural acupuncture) at Sutherland House highly enough. Throughout my fertility and IVF journey, they have been through my side and have begun to feel more like friends than a service. What I love about their approach to acupuncture is how they take the time to really understand my personal situation each week and then adapt my treatment accordingly - it's never a one size fits all. They also explain every needle and how it will benefit me (and when to expect a zinger!). Overall, my experience couldn't have been better and I guarantee you won't find better acupuncturists in London!
Alison Grunwald
Alison Grunwald
31 January 2024
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Sarojni has treated me with FSM, cranial-sacral osteopathy and mobilisation which has significantly improved my sciatica and enabled me to walk without pain. I’m very grateful. She’s a wiz.
Farzanah Nasser
Farzanah Nasser
29 January 2024
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Love Sutherland House, the staff and Practitioners are always warm and welcoming and their treatments have always been of the highest standards. Highly recommend
Samantha Roberts
Samantha Roberts
28 January 2024
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After multiple abdominal and pelvic surgeries, including an emergency open surgery for complete intestine obstruction due to adhesions, I was left with more internal adhesions that were gradually getting tighter and moving me towards complete obstruction of my intestines once again. I was told by the hospital the only option was further surgery and what looked like a never ending merry go round of surgery only leading to more adhesions. I felt hopeless and very scared, I was in intense pain whenever I ate due to these adhesions, had severe complex PTSD from relational and medical trauma and chronic fatigue syndrome which often left me unable to move. I was debilitated and told there was nothing that could be done for any of it by the hospital. I am so thankful to have found Sutherland House when I did and their support quite literally saved my life. The staff at Sutherland House are all very lovely and there is always a peaceful and welcoming feeling at the clinic and when arranging appointments. When I first met Eva and Judith I had been living in survival mode for so many years I was extremely intense and tearful, yet they remained calm, patient and supportive as they took the time to fully understand my situation. Eva and Judith with their training in clear passage and frequency specific microcurrent were able to release the adhesions over the course of only a few weeks so that I once again could eat and digest food without unbearable stabbing pains. I was also able to stand up straight properly rather than being pulled forwards and down by the adhesion bonds. I also had frequency specific microcurrent for PTSD and this course of treatment left my nervous system much calmer. In trying to find solutions to alleviate my chronic fatigue I discovered treatments to power up the body's mitochondria which I discovered becomes exhausted from chronic stress. I told Eva about my success with this treatment and she took the time to explore the wider research and its effectiveness and trained in it herself. I found that upper cervical chiropractic managed to be the missing piece to completely resolve my chronic fatigue. I did not realize that a previous head injury actually caused a neck misalignment which had been disrupting nervous system flow through my brain stem and is where the deterioration of my health likely began. Eva once again showed great interest in hearing of this. She is extremely passionate about resolving problems and seeing the big picture, and I admire her constant willingness to grow the practice to support complex cases like mine that are left by mainstream medicine feeling they have nowhere to turn.
Vendula Safarova
Vendula Safarova
26 January 2024
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I had my treatment done by Acupuncturists Natalie and Martine, because of my pre-menopausal symptoms. They were very professional and knowledgeable, they worked together through the session. I even fell asleep during the treatment, that's how relaxed I was! I would highly recommend to see the girls as they are so caring and helpful. Thank you, I will definitely be back!
Diane Churchill
Diane Churchill
17 January 2024
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Renata and the team were amazing! Extremely kind and professional. My experience could not have been better. Thank you. Diane
Gillian Martin
Gillian Martin
20 December 2023
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Eva is a wonderful physio and between her and FSM my various ailments have either disappeared or been greatly reduced. She has treated me for back and ear problems as well as general well being and it’s wonderful to know that there is such a knowledgeable physio I can count on to treat any issue that arises. The practice is full of friendly faces who go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and valued.
Liz Hale
Liz Hale
9 December 2023
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A lovely kind and responsive practice. Eva and FSM have changed my life very much for the better. After 20 years of chronic fatigue and illness Eva has worked wonders and being able to use FSM at home too has been enormously helpful. My fibromyalgia is massively improved as is my pain and I am able to do gentle pilates ( for hypermobiles) constructively and am much stronger .I have tried chiropractic, osteopathy , cranial work, acupuncture and physiotherapy consistently for many years but this has really unwound my holding patterns.
Hilary Samson-Barry
Hilary Samson-Barry
23 October 2023
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Renata Stanska - I went to Renata for some blood tests after a difficult experience elsewhere. Renata was so fantastic. She was professional, caring, kind and so calm. She made me calm! Thank you so much. If you need a phlebotomist, I highly recommend Renata
V lermon
V lermon
25 August 2023
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"I have been a patient of Marina Townsley during a difficult period of my life,due to a bereavement. Marina has listened patiently and asked me questions with understanding. She requested several tests, offered suggestions and provided answers which have helped me considerably with both my health and my stress . I am most grateful to her."

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