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

Introducing Myself

Hello my name is Andrew, I am a fully qualified and widely experienced Five Element Acupuncturist who graduated from the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA) in 2006. However, I began my studies back in 2002 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) and so possess a broad background in other acupuncture/Chinese Medicine 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 previously 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. Similarly, I have also worked voluntarily for an organisation 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 30 years (see articles) and regularly practice Sahaja meditation (see sahaja). Formerly, I worked 10 years within Imperial College (Faculty of Medicine) as a Central Support Manager/Health and Safety Advisor. Prior to this I gained my degree in Nutrition & Sports Science from the University of North London (1998).

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 enhanced 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 (Stress and Fertility)

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 more 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 why) 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 Acupuncture Regulatory Body

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Insurance Cover 
 
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Sport Science
 
Full First Aid at Work Certificate Training

Mental Health First Aid Course Completion
 
NEBOSH (National Examination in Occupational Safety & Health) Certificate

Other Interests:
 
Performing/Writing
 
In addition to acupuncture work, I am also a Spotlight registered performer (8618-7832-6020) and have been involved in many varied productions, both stage and film (see YouTube). Including also main Shakespeare roles and appearances in major feature films and T.V productions (see IMDb).
In doing so, this has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of human behaviour, something that forms a vital component of diagnosis in Five Element Acupuncture treatments. 
 
Furthermore, this has then provided a basis for writing/performing in two short plays, the bittersweet musical comedies, Troubled meets the Troubadour (2015) and When the Chips are Down (2018) along with an original full-length pantomime Jackie & The Pirates of the Prime Meridian (2017) see also blog page. All have been staged, along with other fabulous productions, by the wonderful arts charity that is Global Fusion Music & Arts (GFMA). Furthermore, I also write/perform poetry and songs (see writing) as well as having written for screen (see YouTube).
 
The Dawning Project

Having been born in Coventry, I started my working career within the motor and engineering industry, including as a trainee for Jaguar Cars Ltd.
Partly as a result of this, in 2012 I then went on to form The Dawning Company Ltd in order to develop an idea for an invention I came up with, after a particular incident I experienced after driving to an acupuncture clinic I was then working from. 

As a result, we are now in the process of completing the patent application for this exciting 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 now succeeds.

Contact me directly if interested in finding out more about any of the above or for the very latest information visit the blog page.

(Caricature drawn by the extremely talented artist Saki Kataoka)
 


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