Monica graduated from the University of Westminster with a diploma in Qi Gong Tui Na (Chinese Massage) in 2012 and has completed a BSc degree in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture in 2013 and MSc degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2016.
Monica has assisted and observed experienced doctors in the Taichung (2012) China Medicine University Hospital as a part of International Cross-Culture course. This was an eye opener to how powerful and fully comprehensive Chinese Medicine system is. This experience has encouraged Monica to expand her knowledge in all aspects of Chinese medicine. Monica immediately furthered her knowledge with training in Qi Gong Tui Na - Chinese Medical Massage with one of the most recognized teacher in the field, Rosey Grandage (2012).
Continuing Professional Development:
Toyohari Acupuncture Practitioner Certificate (2019)
Emergency First Aid at Work (2018)
Cupping Therapy Certificate with Ilkay Chirali (2017)
Emergency First Aid at Work (2015)
Gentle Birth and Forgotten Placenta with Jill Miller (BAcC reg. 2014)
The Meaning of Pulse with Frances Turner (BAcC 2014)
Treating Autism with Chinese Medicine with Julien Scott (BAcC 2014)
Hippocrates Health Institute's Holistic Approach to Health & Vitality with Dr Brian Clement (UHA 2013)
Understanding Lumbar Pain with Elisabeth Rochat de la Valle (UoW 2013)
Acupuncture in Assisted Fertility: Strengths and Limitations with Eva Stecz (EMSS 2013)
Beyond Liver Qi Stagnation: The Treatment of Damage Due to the Emotions by Chinese Herbal Medicine with Volkar Scheid (EMSS 2013)
Emotional Disorders and the Liver with Dr. Eric Karchmer (EMSS 2013)
Reality and Results of Researching the Normal Practice for the Treatment of Menopause with Katie Scamptom and Ann Bradford (EMSS 2013)
The Truth about Dentistry and Oral Health with Dr Brian Clement (CNM 2012)
Natural Anti-Aging, Longevity & Healing Chronic Illness Natural for Optimum Health with Dr Brian Clement (UHA 2011)
During treatments Monica combines acupuncture, Tui Na massage, cupping, dietary and life style advice to help her patients gain good health and joy in life. She has an interest and experience in treating digestive disorders, sleeping problems, stress/anxiety, treatment of menopause, postural problems and pain management. Monica believes that it is an understanding of different natural therapies and practical advice used in combination with modern medicine which creates lasting results for patients.
Over the years Monica has developed a great interest in various forms of treatments which she firmly believes is the combination of all different natural therapies and nutritional therapies as well as the modern medicine that creates ultimate and lasting result for patients. Her beliefs were confirmed when she joined a multidisciplinary clinic and was able to see how and why different therapies work combined and on their own. Monica is now confident to recognize the particular needs of her patients and will encourage them to work with other recommended therapists for the best results.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Acupressure||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Acupuncture||In Person||£45 per 50 minutes|
|Massage Therapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Herbal Medicine||In Person||£45 per 50 minutes|
|Energy Medicine||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
Please note Initial Consultation & Treatment All Therapies are approx 90min £75.00 All follow up treatments(combination treatments) are 60min £60.00/weekly. Prices vary accordingly if sessions are required more than once per week. All Treatments include Consultation, Life-style Advice and Dietary Advice. Chinese Herbal Medicine prescriptions are at the extra cost of herbs itself and additional £10 per order. Price Plan/Block of Treatments after initial consultation (paid for in advance): 6 treatments at £45.00 instead of £50.00; £270.00 Over 65 years & Concessions: Initial Consultation & Treatment (approx 1 ½ hours) £50.00 Subsequent Treatments (45 min - 1 hour) £35.00/£40.00 Home Visits are available on Request, additional cost of £20.00 is added to the price of treatment. Minimum of 90min. Therapies available are Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, Deep-tissue Massage, Abdominal massage, Postural Assessment Analysis, Hot Cupping, Ear Acupuncture, Ear-seeds, Gua-sha, Kinesilogy-taping, Moxibustion, Chinese Dietary Advice, Life-style Advice. Patient Recommendation is rewarded by one off 50% on your next appointment. Please note that cancellation policy applies when appointment cancellation is done on the day of the appointment, 50% of treatment cost will be charged. Please CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION and to discuss a suitable therapy for you. Availability: Apothecary Health Clinic Hammersmith & Fulham W6 Healing Arts Clinic Kilburn Park NW6
Christina Sesay on 26/03/2016
"Monica is a great and caring therapist.
She is an excellent acupuncturist, and has many skills.
She has been very helpful in looking after my over all health issues, and has introduced me to Chinese herbs.
I am recommending her to all my friends.
Stephen O on 26/03/2016
"I was fortunate to encounter Monica somewhat by chance. Despite initial hesitancy (and slight scepticism) in proceeding with acupuncture for the first time, I felt comletely at ease and trusted her entirely. Her holistic approach identified specific underlying causes and there were improvements to a wide range of (seemingly unrelated) symptoms, from which I had suffered for some time. Monica's approach is thorough, professional, generous and caring. The result was rapid progress and I benefitted tremendously from the treatments. I have no hesitation in recommending her without reservation.
Juliet Gwyn Palmer on 26/03/2016
"I have been to a few acupuncturists in my time and have liked them all, but none have been as proficient, detailed and broad yet specific in their approach as Monica. I went with almost daily headaches, rotten sleep at night, trips to the loo for a wee about 20 times a day, and such awful tiredness that I was hitting the snooze button about 6 times before I could drag myself out of bed. Plus waves of searingly hot flushes because I'm at that stage of life. Plus such a foggy head I could barely remember who I was, plus long-term rheumatoid arthritis, which is well controlled medically but pulls my general health down a bit.
After the first appointment (she did needles, suction cups and some Tuina back massage), going to the loo dropped to about 4 times a day and I slept much better for the first three days and had only two headaches that week. After the second appointment (needles, front/leg/arm Tuina massage to address "stagnation")) I had no headaches that week, slept right through apart from one night, and found I was bouncing out of bed feeling fresh in the mornings.Also food cravings died down.
She has referred me to a Chinese Herb centre, and has also directed me online to some arm and back exercises to help me at my desk, some breathing exercises to help with my pathetically shallow lung capacity, and some other small but beneficial measures that have all added up to making me feel like a new person.
I find Monica very competent, very detailed in her insights, very practical in her suggestions, and very warm and humorous too. She's really, really good and I can't recommend her highly enough. She's also treating my daughter who has been stuck with ME for 6 years and for the first time things are visibly getting better. Thank you Monica."
Anne on 26/03/2016
"She's Good - very very good!
The first time I went to Monica I ran for the bus afterwards - something that hasn't happened for a very long time!
Pip Stewart on 26/03/2016
"Monica is my favourite therapist in London! I can't recommend Monica highly enough: she is knowledgeable, professional and puts you at ease immediately. I really feel that she cares about the roots of physical problems and works hard to address them through providing comphrensive diet advice as well as her therapies. I have extremely tight shoulders and Monica's massage is one of the best I've ever had. Seeing Monica is always a highlight - I feel so much better afterwards! "
Syrie on 26/03/2016
"Monica is by far the best acupuncturist I have been to - she is extremely competent, and has had more of an effect on my health in the last few months than any other acupuncturist I have been to. I have felt stuck with M.E for years and Monica has given me new hope with her techniques, ideas and suggestions, which have already started to help me feel better and happier. I would recommend her to anyone "
Veronica on 05/08/2016
"I was fortunate to have some short taster sessions with Monica when I returned to work after a period of absence following breast cancer surgery. My energy levels were really low and I was feeling somewhat anxious. In addition a longterm shoulder problem started to recur. I had tried numerous therapies for this over the past 12 years but none seemed effective. I noticed a difference after seeing Monica and therefore booked longer sessions with her. She gave me excellent dietary advice and exercises to do outside of the sessions. My health and well being have improved so much since seeing her. It is fantastic to have found a therapist like her. She is one of a kind. "