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Acupuncture

Ying Liu
BSc (Hons) MBAcC MIFR
Acupuncture, Reflexology

Ying Liu is a registered acupuncturist and reflexologist and a yoga teacher. She is a member of The British Acupuncture Council and The International Federation of Reflexologists. She holds a BSc. (Hons.) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Westminster and is an experienced teacher of yoga and tai-chi. She takes a holistic approach to her practice –taking into account physical and emotional factors in a patient’s lifestyle such as stress, improper diet and lack of exercise, which can be the cause of a manifesting illness.

Ying has guided many people toward a greater understanding of their body and health. She is particularly interested in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain, premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms, insomnia and digestive disorders by using a combination of techniques including reflexology, acupuncture, proper exercise, proper breathing and a traditional Chinese medical approach to diet. Ying believes that reflexology and acupuncture are complementary therapies that work well alongside conventional western medicine.

Xing Chang Si Tu
MBAcC & MRCHM

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbalist

Growing  up in a family that had two famous professors of acupuncture and herbal medicine in China, Xing has always been fascinated by thier magical skills and vast knowledge. She was also inspired by their patients’ smiles and gratitude.

Following their footsteps, and cherishing their invaluable expertise, to make people healthier was her childhood dream and thankfully it has progressed to a career lasting 30 years.

After coming to London, Xing has worked at various clinics in London as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, and has successfully  helped a lot of patients with stress related problems, pain relief (muscular, joint and back pain), digestion complaints and women’s health issues including fertility. Xing  constantly updates her knowledge on Chinese medicine as well as developments in modern medicine, especially in the fertility field where she can assist patients with IVF treatments and their success rates.

Treatments are given according to an individual’s condition, aiming at the root cause as well as the symptoms. To maximize effectiveness of treatments, moxa and cupping may be used based on conditions and also the patients’ preference. For people who are fearful of needles, thinner needle and a very gentle technique would be applied.

At the last 10 minutes of the session, she may do acupressure (a form of massage) for the purposes of relaxation and enhancing the impact of the treatment. Life style and nutritional advice will be offered if it is relevant.


Julia Baker

Lic Ac, MBAcC, DSH, MARH
Acupuncture, Homeopathy

Julia’s life long fascination with Chinese medicine began with acupuncture sessions that she experienced as a child. Feeling the powerful effects of treatment she remembers it as having a magical quality, which it has retained for her throughout numerous years of study.

She has worked in private practice since graduating from the Northern College of Acupuncture following four years of study in 2005. During her many years of clinical practice she has had the privilege to work with a wide range patients whose diverse symptoms have included allergies, addictions, insomnia, chronic pain and terminal illness as well as couples experiencing stress, anxiety and fertility issues. In LA Julia also had the pleasure of studying with Dr Mikio Sankey the creator of Esoteric Acupuncture. Having completed his advanced training she is now one of his few accredited practitioners in Europe.

Again it was during childhood that she encountered the use of Homeopathic remedies for first aid and it was a desire to learn more about this system as well as herbal medicine that initiated a further four years of study in 2012 with Dr Yubraj Sharma at the School of Shamanic Homeopathy. Drawing together all of these approaches allows Julia to create holistic treatments that are uniquely tailored to each individual’s needs.  She enjoys helping people to heal themselves by restoring, promoting and enabling them to maintain their good health.

As a member of both The British Acupuncture Council and The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths, Julia adheres to their codes of conduct, ethics and safe practice with a commitment to continuing professional development.