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Karen graduated from Sussex University in 1973 with a degree in Psychology then trained to be an acupuncturist at the International College Of Oriental Medicine qualifying in 1984. Karen emigrated to Fort Collins Colorado and worked for 3 years at the Rocky Mountain Regional Pain Management Center, a western medical facility specialising in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes.

Since returning to the UK Karen has lectured at I.C.O.M, the London School of Acupuncture and the University of Westminster as well as guest lectures. Karen has been in practise at Henry House since 1990 and in 1997 moved here with her family to take over as Clinical Director and Proprietor.

Karen specialises in the treatment of Chronic Pain Syndromes, Gynaecology and the care of the elderly publishing and lecturing on these topics.


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Acupuncture is part of traditional chinese medicine which also includes herbs, exercise, massage and diet. It has been developed and refined over the last 3,000 years and its power is used to prevent and cure many diseases.



Since the creation of the people`s republic of china modern scientific methods have been used to research the claims of traditional medicine. As a result of this extensive study traditional Chinese medicine was afforded equal status with western medicine in the Chinese health service. Acupuncture is now rapidly being accepted in the West as a safe and effective treatment for many conditions.


The Individual

Where as Western medicine tends to isolate specific symptoms, organs and functions and to control them with drugs or surgery, Acupuncture treats the whole person. During the consultation the practitioner will therefore take into account the patient`s lifestyle, emotions, diet, work, medical history etc. as well as examining the symptoms, pulse and tongue. The acupuncturist can then determine the total pattern of disharmony of which the worrying condition forms a part.



The energy (Qi) of the body circulates via channels or meridians which form a nourishing and protective network. Disease occurs when there is a blockage or excess or deficiency of energy flow in some part of the body. Fine needles are inserted into points on the channels to correct this disturbance and reverse disease processes. Energetic change can thus effect physical change.

Men, women and children of all ages can be treated with acupuncture though in young children the points are often massaged, rather then needled.


Problems in pregnancy and childbirth can be dealt with safely. The number of treatments required depends on individual condition.


How often will I need treatment?

In traditional accupuncture, everyone is considered as an individual so treatment and the number of appointments needed varies from person to person. Certain conditions are also more difficult to treat than others and may require more sessions.


Normally you are recommended to see your acupuncturist once or twice a week at first then less frequently as your condition improves.


For more information about treatments, Fees & FAQ's visit Karen's NEW Acupuncture website


To make an appointment call the Henry House reception on 01903 232875

or email

and Karen will contact you personally to arrange and appointment to suit you

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