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Amanda Lanchbery

Redbourn Physiotherapy
21 High Street
Redbourn
AL3 7LE

Tel.: 01582 794441
Mob.: 07951 160551

Amanda Lanchbery is an acupuncturist working in Redbourn, Hertfordshire (near Harpenden, St Albans & Hemel Hempstead), and the City of London. She trained for three years at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture under acclaimed acupuncture master, Gerad Kite (founder of the Kite Clinic), and is a fully accredited and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council. She is also committed to continuing her professional development, and has completed further training in obstetric and fertility acupuncture.

Amanda Lanchbery decided to train in Five Element acupuncture after experiencing the benefits of treatment first hand several years ago. Amanda believes passionately in the use of acupuncture as an effective holistic healing method, and has enjoyed being able to see the many benefits in her patients through treatment.

Amanda is also a trained children and adults yoga teacher.

Angelika Strixner

The Good Food Shop
Hertford Natural Therapy Centre
4 Old Cross
Hertford
SG14 1RB

Mob.: 07791 516733
Ann Brownbill

Wootton Chinese Medicine
Poppy Cottage
2 and 4, Hall End Road
Wootton
MK43 9HJ

Tel.: 01234 843778
Mob.: 07787 917306

Ann qualified as an Acupuncturist and Naturopath in 2002, completed a Diploma in Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage) in 2006, then graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a First Class Honours degree in 2008.

She is a qualified nurse currently working in a hospice, but has worked in a variety of disciplines including care of the elderly, cardio-thoracics and intensive care.

She has a particular interest in female wellbeing and health issues, male and female fertility problems and pregnancy support, and has undertaken Chinese medicine postgraduate training in both fertility and obstetrics. Ann is Zita West affiliated and a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network. She is also a member of the main professional regulatory bodies for Chinese medicine in the United Kingdom. These bodies - the British Acupuncture Council, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine - all require that their members are properly qualified practitioners who are bound by strict codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct, and have full professional indemnity insurance.

Bea Masters

Ginger Natural Health
44 London Road
St Albans
AL1 1NG

Tel.: 01727 751587

Bea Masters specialises in the fields of fertility and pregnancy acupuncture and believes in tailoring health and well-being strategies to the individual using the wisdom of Chinese medicine theory to harmonise personal imbalances of mind, body and spirit.

She is an experienced traditional acupuncturist with a first class honours degree in acupuncture and pursues ongoing post graduate studies in the fields of gynaecology, IVF and obstetrics.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and Zita West Fertility Network.

Clinics at Ginger Natural Health, St Albans and The Physiotherapy Clinic, Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City.

Claudine Haslam

Esse Retail and Therapy
28 Station Road
Cambridge
SG8 6DX

Mob.: 07914 265970
Debra Katz-Wagemaker

The Reevehurst Clinic
25 Eastbury Road
Northwood
HA6 3NE

Tel.: 01923-840589

Debra is a full time acupuncturist who is trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She is a strong advocate of using acupuncture alongside Western Medicine and other complementary modalities to optimise a client's treatment. Her skill in acupuncture brings patients in from all around the Southeast.

Debra believes in leading a very healthy balanced lifestyle and has special interests in nutrition, exercise, martial arts. meditation, Reiki and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). She experienced two completely natural childbirths and her forte is working with women through all the stages of fertility fitness, conception, pregnancy and labour.

Helen Thomas

The Southdown Clinic
136a Southdown Road
Harpenden
AL5 1PU

Tel.: 01727 860737

I qualified in 1992 from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine having completed five years of training. I have been practising in Harpenden and St Albans ever since. I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. In my practice I treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases - it's a bit like being a GP - but treating the problem with Acupuncture and or Chinese herbs to deal with the symptoms and root cause.

I specialise in gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy. With fertility I treat both men and women, alongside or instead of western medicine assisted fertility protocols eg. clomid or IVF cycles.

Holly Mulheron

The Glebe Barn Clinic
Little Hormead
Buntingford
SG9 0LT

Tel.: 01763 289558
Mob.: 07779 320033
Jennifer Chambers

Hill Clinic
77 Russell Road
Buckhurst Hill
IG9 5QF

Tel.: 020 8505 5221
Mob.: 07961 441714

I graduated with BSc (Honours) at the University of Westminster in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, which entailed studying Chinese Medicine theory and practical applications of acupuncture, Tuina, cupping. electro-acupuncture and moxibustion together with substantial training in western medical science; anatomy, physiology and pathology. I am a full member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and have also completed a diploma in Tuina (Chinese Bodywork). I work from my home clinic and also at the Maternity Acupuncture Support Unit at the Lister Hospital Stevenage. My main areas of interest are fertility and obstetrics.

Julie Tant

9 St. Katherines Close
Hitchin
SG5 3XS

Tel.: 01462 629 094
Mob.: 07956 416 279

Julie has a special interest in women's health and has worked in this area since she qualified in 1995. In the time she has been in practice medical treatments have changed considerably, however Acupuncture is now widely recognised for its effectiveness in enhancing fertility and proves itself time and again helping couples to achieve their dream of a family. It has been extensively researched and is now offered and recommended by many of the fertility clinics.

Julie has attended numerous postgraduate courses on acupuncture treatment for fertility, including courses on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (including IVF, IUI etc) at the Royal College of Physicians.

Kate Henley

Whitwell Surgery
60 High Street
Whitwell
Hitchin
SG4 8AG

Mob.: 07887 565174

Kate Henley is an experienced Hertfordshire acupuncturist working in Whitwell near Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City and Harpenden. She specialises in acupuncture for Women's health and has over 12 years experience of using acupuncture during pregnancy, for treatment of fertility, in childbirth and postnatally.

Kerstin Lehr

Letchworth
Hertfordshire

Mob.: 07817 454451
Kyoko Durnall

Kyoko Durnall
TCM Acupuncture Clinic
227 The Ridgeway
St Albans
AL4 9XG
Hertfordshire

Mob.: 07914 251190

Kyoko qualified as an acupuncturist in 2001 and qualified with a masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine in USA in 2005. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) and USA certified (NCCAOM), licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist since 2005. She is an experienced TCM practitioner treating a wide variety of conditions using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but her special interests include women’s health (fertility, IVF assistance and gynaecological conditions etc.)

Larissa McGoldrick

Ginger Natural Health
44 London Road
St Albans
AL1 1NG

Mob.: 07506 691744

Larissa McGoldrick has been practising acupuncture since 1998. She has been a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1995 and currently holds an Intermediate Junior One teaching certificate. From 1989-1995 she was a professional dancer and teacher with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York City. It was during her dance career that she discovered acupuncture, having experienced its healing powers first hand after sustaining a dance injury while touring on the road. After deciding to leave the New York dance world she decided to change her career to alternative health and became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

She has a great interest in helping women to conceive and has helped women prepare their bodies for conception and also to deal with the many aches and pains that can accompany a pregnancy. She has also helped many women give birth naturally with acupuncture inductions. Her most recent work includes using lasers for pain relief (Cranial Laser Reflex Technology) and Acutonics which uses tuning forks on acupuncture points on the body. Larissa has a Diplomate in Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM, (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) which is the national certification body for acupuncturists in the USA.

Mary Hurley

30 Cedar Road
Watford
WD19 4QW

Tel.: 01923 240793

Mary has worked as an acupuncturist for over 25 years and treats a wide range of medical conditions. She is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council, the main regulatory body for practitioners in the UK. She has expertise in pregnancy and fertility treatment. A member of the Zita West National Network of Affiliated Acupuncturists (the largest integrated reproductive health clinic in the UK), and she belongs to the Herts Acupuncture Childbirth Team (specialising in pregnancy, obstetric and fertility care). Her practice is located near Watford, close to Bushey station and has very good rail access from London Euston (20 mins).

Nicola Court

Harlow Leisurezone
Second Avenue
Harlow
CM20 3DT

Mob.: 07760 435 279
Randal Pinto

The Good Food Shop; Hertford Natural Therapy Centre
4 Old Cross
Hertford
SG14 1RB

Tel.: 01992 550101
Ronit Broder

Acupuncture Clinic
Harpenden
AL5 2SP

Mob.: 07956 402 568

Ronit is a graduate of Westminster University and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. She has done post graduate studies in Hangzhou, China and studied micro-system acupuncture. She includes a wide range of modalities into her practice specifically tailored to each individual. She has a particular interest in male and female fertility issues and is passionate about offering pre and post natal support to women and their partners.

Specialist training included studies with Debra Betts, Sarah Budd and Jani White. Ronit works closely with Kate Henley and practices in Harpenden.

Treatments are offered daytime, evenings or some weekends.

Home visits can be arranged for Transfer patients.

Other specialist interests include support for patients with cancer and neurological illness; she is also qualified in holistic massage for palliative care. She is a member of the BAcC (The British Acupuncture Council).

Sabine Schnelle

Carmenta Life
Chesham House Church Lane
Berkhamstead
HP4 2AX

Mob.: 07946 511518

Sabine started her training in acupuncture in Japan in 1995 and continued her studies in England to qualify with a BSc(Hons) degree in acupuncture and a diploma in Chinese herbal medicine. She is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Sabine has a special interest in women's health, fertility and pregnancy. Since qualifying she has done a variety of post-graduate training courses on fertility and pregnancy with, for example, Zita West and Jani White.

Sabine also practises in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire at Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing.

Sarah Barnard

Neal's Yard Remedies
22 Christopher Place
St Albans
AL3 5DQ

Tel.: 01727 844 075

On qualifying as an acupuncturist in 1999, I worked at the Traditional Acupuncture Centre in Waterloo London (until 2009), spent a month in Hangzhou, China on an advanced clinical internship, and volunteered for a year at the CORE Trust, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Marylebone. I started working in St Albans in 2006.

I have further training in patent herbs, paediatric, obstetric and fertility acupuncture. I combine five element acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat people of all ages, from babies and children upwards, for a wide range of conditions. In a treatment I aim to hear and see the whole patient (physical and emotional) in the context of their life, and then use acupuncture (and sometimes cupping and moxibustion) to help activate their body's own potential to correct imbalances and regain/maintain health and wellbeing. Treatments are supported by gaining greater understanding of the involvement of lifestyle (food, sleep, exercise, family, friends, work, relaxation, etc) and emotions in the process.

On a personal note, I have experienced acupuncture and other therapies since 1987. I have worked as a mechanical engineer in the offshore oil industry and as an IT project/strategy manager for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. I live in St Albans with my husband and two children.

Stephanie Miller

Sanjo
164 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill
IG9 5BD

Tel.: 020 8505 5775
Mob.: 07951 615130

I am fully qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the professional body for Acupuncturists in the UK. As a member I am required to follow strict guidelines pertaining to my practice, ethics and to ensure the highest of professional standards.

Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free, and an effective way to maintain health. The focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient, to treat the whole person, to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

Gail Lazarus

The Acupuncture Clinic
38 Charmouth Road
St Albans
AL1 4SN

Tel.: 01727 836495

Acupuncture can be used to help create positive changes in physical health as well mental and emotional well-being. Not only can it help patients gain relief of their symptoms but also aid them to gain a greater understanding of their own health, and the ability to cope with the ups and downs of life.