Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Surbiton, Surrey

*****COVID-19 update: My clinic is open and I am following the robust practice guidelines produced by the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and British Acupuncture Council in line with government guidance. You can read more on my blog about the changes that I have introduced to make my clinic area COVID-19 secure :*********

“For me, there is no question that without Olivia’s careful, professional help, I wouldn’t be pregnant today.” (Sarah)

Welcome to the website of Olivia Shaw. I am an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist based in Surbiton, Surrey, specialising in fertility issues, women’s health and pregnancy. I am a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Chinese medicine is a sophisticated medical system which can be used to address a wide range of common health issues and during the course of my fifteen years in practice I have developed a special interest in:

Approximately 80% of my patients are suffering from infertility or women’s health issues, while the remaining 20% seek help for a variety of conditions, such as oeteoarthritis, autoimmune diseases, headaches and migraines.

However, listing the conditions that I treat is a slightly misleading representation of the way that I work and how Chinese medicine works (although I appreciate it is helpful information for potential new patients visiting my website).  When Chinese medicine is practised well there is no single treatment for all patients suffering from the same condition, rather the practitioner will formulate a diagnosis and treatment based on all that is apparent (and often less obvious) in the patient in front of them. In practice, this means that two women suffering from PCOS might receive quite different treatments.

I realise that you may be new to Chinese medicine so I have tried to make my website as informative as possible. I have also included a selection of patients’ stories, which I hope you will find interesting.

Each potential patient’s situation is different, so please do email me or call me in confidence and I would be very happy to discuss how Chinese medicine could help you.