I graduated from the University of Westminster in London, with a diploma in Qi Gong Tui Na (Chinese Massage) in 2012, completed a BSc degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2013 and an MSc degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2016. Followed by Japanese 'Toyohari' Acupuncture studies in 2019, which is mainly a non-invasive pain-free form of acupuncture. My most recent studies including Shamanic, Crystal Healing and Usui Reiki traditions (2021/2022).
Continuing Professional Development:
Usui Reiki (2021)
Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture (2020)
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)
In recent years, the focus of my practice has been primarily women's health. Additionally, my previous clinical experience includes digestive disorders, sleep disorders, mental health and male reproductive health.
- Women's Health (hormonal balance, cycle syncing, pregnancy, labour and postnatal care)
- Male Fertility (enlarged prostate, low motility, low sperm count)
- Mental Health (anxiety, panic attack, stress, depression)
- Sleep Disorders (difficulty falling a sleep, difficulty waking up, night sweating, night urination, excessive dreaming)
- Digestive Disorders (IBS, Coeliac disorder, Acid reflux, low appetite, weight loss, food intolerance)
The Initial Consultation can last from 90 to 120 minutes and it will include medical history and review of your current health.
The other proportion of diagnoses will include light touch around your feet, lower legs, arms, neck and abdomen followed by pulse and tongue diagnosis.
Treatments can include any one or combination of techniques. The acupuncture I practice, The Toyohari Method, is mainly non-insertive using precious metals on top of the skin and is not painful. The energy clearing part of the treatment can include drum and singing bowls.
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.
|Acupuncture||In Person||£70 per 60 minutes|
|Reiki||In Person||£70 per 60 minutes|
|Herbal Medicine||In Person||£45 per 45 minutes|
|Energy Medicine||In Person||£100 per 90 minutes|
|Healing||In Person||£100 per 90 minutes|
Initial Consultation & Treatment 90min/£110.00. (Prices may vary according to the frequency in which individual sessions are required.) All Treatments include Consultation, Life-style Advice and Dietary Advice. Follow up appointments can be 75min/£80.00; 90min/£100.00 or 120min/£140.00. (Prices may vary according to the frequency in which individual sessions are required.) Concession rates available upon request and availability. In person Appointments available, Thursday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm. Evening appointments after 5pm are available upon requests at extra charge of £10.00/session. Chinese Herbal Medicine prescriptions are at cost of the herbs itself and an additional £15 per order (roughly £50-60.00 for 3 weeks). Consultation over the phone for Chinese Herbal Medicine is £10/10min. Home Visits are available in special circumstances at an additional cost of £20.00 is added to the price of treatment. Minimum of 90min per visit. Therapies available are Japanese/Toyohari & Chinese acupuncture, Shonishin (Pediatric therapy & Acupuncture), Tui Na Massage &, Energy Healing/Reiki, Sound healing (Singing bowls & drum), Abdominal massage, Postural Assessment Analysis, Hot Cupping, Ear Acupuncture, Ear-seeds, Facial & Body Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Life-style Advice. There is also an option of using the Resonant Light Technology or/and the Photon Genie (Ed Skilling Institute). The Prices are RIFE £15/30min & Photon Genie £20/30min. http://www.edskilling.com/PhotonGenieBrochure.pdf https://www.resonantlight.com/manuals/tlr421/ProGen2_Protocol_STA.pdf If you need to change or cancel your appointment. Please note that cancellation policy applies on cancellation within less than 14 hours and full cost of treatment will be charged.
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. "
Andrea on 04/06/2020
"I reached out to Monica through a friend, because I had severe problems of insomnia and stress since a few months. As a result of that, I also suffered some skin problem in my face, where I had visible red spots, and similar thing on my chest.
I was a little sceptic about the acupuncture techniques as I knew them for my past experiences in other countries. Even so, having hit rock bottom, I had to give it a go.
Through the first sessions, Monica had the ability to connect very deeply with the roots of my problems and she gave me a combination of Chinese herbs to take, and
gave me acupuncture and massage therapy. After the first 3 sessions I was already noticing real improvements and after a few more she healed completely my problems.
I recommend Monica, she is very good in what she does and goes far beyond the surface.
Thank you Monica!"