Back in 1994 I managed an integrated publishing system in the West End of London producing weekly, monthly and yearly publications for the book trade. I felt frustrated and stuck in my life and had no idea how to move forward. Then I discovered a local Wu Style Tai Qi class which set in motion a process of transformation which continues to this day.
I studied Western Psychology at Birkbeck University, Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy in Nottingham and then returned to East Asian medicine and began a three year training course in Shiatsu Japanese bodywork at the London College of Shiatsu. I opened practices in East Finchley and Belsize Village, North London and continued training with post graduate courses such as Shiatsu during Pregnancy.
Wanting to learn more about East Asian medicine and offer more to my clients, I studied Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and undertook a clinical apprenticeship at Asanté Academy of Oriental Medicine in London. I then returned to the Japanese arts and studied Japanese Toyohari Acupuncture in Amsterdam with Steven Birch & Junko Ida, moxibustion with Junji Mitzutani in Barcelona and London, and began observing and training in clinics in Japan thanks to the kindness of Shuho Taniuchi, Edward Obaidey and Masakazu Ikeda sensei. Since 2011, I have continued learning with Edward and Ikeda sensei in their busy Japanese teaching clinics. I am enormously grateful to them for allowing me to benefit from their deep knowledge, understanding and generosity.
My clients come to me for a wide range of issues including musculo-skeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee pain, migraines and headaches, anxiety and insomnia as well as chronic issues such as fatigue, poor digestion, ME and Parkinson’s, and for support during and following orthodox cancer treatment. Pre-conceptual support, menstrual irregularities, labour preparation and support during pregnancy are some of the most common concerns amongst women.
“I learned to listen to the wisdom of my body & to follow its voice, and discovered the ways my body knows how to heal itself.”
Anando Würzburger – In your center you are whole & untouched