Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Mag graduated from Middlesex University in London, UK, with a BSc Honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and trained further at hospitals in China.
Mag has worked since 2013 as the Team Leader of Acupuncturists in the Pain Clinic and Maternity departments at 3 major hospitals and at 2 private clinics in London. She is also part of the therapist team working at Panacea Health in Muswell Hill, a natural and organic health retailer.
She has a special interest in the management of acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders, postural and lifestyle advice, pregnancy related conditions and in how to maintain a healthy body and mind.
She is a native speaker of Portuguese and Danish, has travelled wide and resided and worked in various countries in Europe, Far East Asia and South America.
One of the practices within Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is an ancient therapy used for restoring balance to the body’s natural energy. Very fine sterilized disposable needles are inserted in the skin at specific points stimulating anatomical locations on the body. The needles are retained for approximately 20 minutes.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way
to promote the body’s remarkable self-healing abilities. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which cups of glass or silicone are placed on the skin to create a vacuum. The suction and negative pressure as the skin, tissues and muscles are pulled upwards is better to help with pain management than tissue
compression. The therapy helps to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and toxins in the body’s tissues.
The therapy is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
I use dry cupping, where the cups stay still on the skin, and massage cupping, where the cups glide across the skin. The therapy takes up to 15 minutes and may leave some red marks on the skin, which will disappear after a few days.