Islington Osteopathy Clinic, Colebrook House, 10-12 Gaskin St, Islington, London, N1
 
OSTEOPATHY
CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY
SPORTS INJURY CLINIC
NATUROPATHY
MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

General Osteopathic Council Institute of Osteopathy International College of Applied Kinesiology UK General Council & Register of Naturopaths British Naturopathic Association Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Our Treatments

Our practitioners specialise in techniques that include Applied Kinesiology and Cranial Osteopathy, and we receive a lot of recommendations based on our individual and effective approach to assessment and treatment.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture, Islington, London, N1 Acupuncture was originally part of traditional Eastern medicine, and has been practiced for thousands of years to cure many ailments. Doctors and missionaries brought acupuncture to Europe in the 17th century. It is now a common and widely accepted therapy.

In the Western Medical form of acupuncture, practitioners consider the physical and chemical effects the insertion of needles may have on 'trigger' points or acupoints. Trigger points are sensitive spots, often situated where nerves leave or enter muscles or tissues. Inserting a needle at these points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of discomfort, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. The resulting improvement in biochemical balance results in stimulation of the body's innate healing abilities, and promotion of physical and emotional well-being.

  I wasn't able to run for 7 months because of a hip injury. In spite of months of physio it just wasn't getting better; I was starting to worry it might be serious, and the lack of exercise was getting me down. A friend suggested Karen and after just one session I was able to run again, pain free. I've spent a month building up my distances and am almost back to my previous fitness. After all those months of pain I still can't quite believe I can run again! Karen is friendly, professional and really knows her stuff; as well as fixing my hip, she (unprompted) found and fixed a whole bunch of other minor problems that I'd learned to live with. Amazing!  

- Olivia, IT Manager (age 36)