Five Element Acupuncture Nature's way of bringing you Health in Harmony

Introducing Myself

I am a fully qualified and widely experienced five-element acupuncturist who graduated from the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA). However, I began my studies in 2002 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) and so possess a broad background in other acupuncture traditions as well.

In addition, I receive continuous professional development (see cpd) and completed a post-graduate excellence programme at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture (LIFEA - in association with the Kite Clinic). I was also one of the practitioners who took part in the King's Funded CACTUS study (Classical Acupuncture for Treating Unexplained Symptoms) with GP surgeries throughout London, run in conjunction with LIFEA and the University of Exeter.

Furthermore, I worked for over 9 years as a volunteer for a registered mental health charity, helping disadvantaged members of the community suffering from depression and stress related illnesses. Previously, I also worked voluntarily for organisations providing support care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

I now regularly carry out appointments in Blackheath and Greenwich, south east London (see where). Other than acupuncture, I have also completed a Kampo apprenticeship in Japanese Herbal Medicine (see herbal) trained in the Martial/Health Arts for over 25 years (see articles) and regularly practice Sahaja meditation (see sahaja).

Formerly, I also worked 10 years within Imperial College (Faculty of Medicine) as a central support manager/health & safety adviser. Prior to this I gained my degree in Nutrition & Sports Science from the University of North London.

The Dawning Project


Having been born in Coventry, I started my working career within the motor/engineering industry, including as a trainee for Jaguar Cars Ltd. Partly as a result of this, I formed The Dawning Company Ltd in 2012 to develop an invention I came up with, after a particular incident whilst having driven to an acupuncture clinic I was then working from. 

We are now in the process of completing the patent application for this exciting idea new product, combining both the motor and leisure markets. So far the idea has been received favourably from many established sources, both in the UK and abroad. We now just need to decide upon the correct path, keeping in-line with the ethos of the company, to ensure it succeeds (for the latest information see blog).

Performance
 
I am also involved in performance, both stage and film. And have written the bittersweet comedy 'Troubled meets the Troubadour' which I am now looking to put on elsewhere after receiving rave responses (see also acting and IMDb page).
 
Acupuncture Story
 

My initial interest in acupuncture came from looking for an alternative to what was being offered to help with the chronic tinnitus and debilitating, visually impaired migraines I was experiencing, both aggravated through stress and anxiety. As a result, of looking into Chinese Medicine and after receiving several appointments, I now virtually no longer experience migraines.

As for the tinnitus, even though I now know it can't ever be totally cured, the condition is at least drastically more manageable. Moreover, it was just such a huge relief to know there was a system of medicine that actually recognised the cause of tinnitus, allowing me to experience improvements without any adverse side effects.

I have experienced receiving various types of acupuncture, but for me, it has been five-element acupuncture that has achieved the most profound results on many different levels. This has been further increased by the introduction of Kampo herbal medicine, complementing the beneficial effects of acupuncture. Overall, this then provided the passion and conviction to study and put into practice what was taught, qualities that still persist and keep me constantly motivated.

Special Interests

As a five-element acupuncturist, treatments are generally not symptomatically based, but have the aim that by treating a person as a whole and the underlying cause of imbalance, all other symptoms will then in turn become naturally restored, working on both physical and emotional levels.

Kampo also combines harmoniously and complements five-element acupuncture, as they both seek to put an individual’s body into balance, so it can then function in a natural way. One such example of this is surrounding fertility related issues, helping a person both physically and emotionally benefit from the effect of the combined therapies.Therefore, I have developed a special interest in stress relieving and fertility related issues (see what) especially as one can greatly affect the other.

Although five-element acupuncture itself aims to restore whatever is presented, no matter how big or small...

Qualifications/Associations

Lic. Ac. Licentiate in Acupuncture
 

Kampo Apprenticeship (Japanese Herbal Medicine)

Member of an Acupuncture Regulatory Body

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Insurance cover 
 
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Sport Science
 
Full First Aid at Work Certificate Training
 
NEBOSH National Examination in Occupational Safety & Health
 
 

(Caricature drawn by the extremely talented artist Saki Kataoka)


Andrew G. Ogleby
BSc (Hons) Lic Ac. 
07891 800 606
andrew@healthinharmonyacupuncture.co.uk