Wednesday, October 16, 2019

About Us

Malti Shah BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, Lic.Ac., MBAcC

Licentiate of Acupuncture
Member of British Acupuncture Council

I have over 10 years experience in complementary and alternative medicine. My journey in healing started in 1996 when a family friend who was diagnosed with skin cancer asked me to help in the wellbeing process. A few years later on my travels in Tibet I came across integrated medical practice where Chinese medicine was used along with western medicine which led me to study traditional Chinese medicine at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Since gaining my licentiate in acupuncture I have continued to explore the diversity of treatment approaches including Japanese style acupuncture using gentler techniques with much finer needles and superficial needling which is great news for needle shy patients and children.

I treat a wide range of conditions with particular interest in the areas of gynaecology, infertility, IVF assistance, paediatrics, musculoskeletal, cosmetic acupuncture and oncology support.

Special Interests

Paediatric Acupuncture

I use a style of acupuncture for babies and young children that is unique to Japanese acupuncture. This gentle 'no-needle' approach, called Shonishin, is well tolerated by all children and involves lightly tapping and rubbing the acupuncture meridians. I also teach this technique to parents who can reinforce the treatment by using it at home.

Musculoskeletal & pain conditions

Both Japanese Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provide a versatile range of techniques for addressing pain related conditions. Acupuncture is widely recognised for its benefits in treating musculo-skeletal problems. 

Cosmetic Acupuncture & dermatology

I trained with Virginia Doran the leading US expert and practitioner in the use of acupuncture for facial rejuvenation and use her facial acupuncture protocol to achieve a natural, non-surgical face lift.. 

 Oncology Support

Through work in the Charity Sector (North London Hospice, St. Luke’s Hospice) I have experience in supporting patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. I've seen the amazing impact that acupuncture can have in an integrated medical environment to really help on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.