What people are saying...
"For acupuncture in London, look no further!"
"For acupuncture in London, look no further! Michael made me feel great after every session. I originally started seeing Michael for problems with my stomach but quickly realised that regular acupuncture made a massive improvement to my all round well being. As a result of regular sessions with Michael I had more energy, felt happier and less stressed. Michael has a friendly, professional and warm style and I highly recommend him."
- Rachel Francis, Massage Therapist, Islington
"I felt a pure, blissful, peaceful sensation."
"I had the lucky break to experience Michael's method of acupuncture while he was practicing as a visiting therapist in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica early in 2011. I had multiple sessions for Five Element Acupuncture. Michael spent a long time with me, allowing me to speak openly and in confidence about ongoing issues, health habits, and concerns. He is professional, caring, puts one at ease, and he offers clear, simple advice to concerns from nutrition to mental health.
I instantly felt relaxed, drifted off, while listening to him. Post-treatment, I felt a pure, blissful, peaceful sensation. I felt lighter, more mindful, at peace, able to focus better, and balanced. I do feel more energy, calmer approach to daily stress, and in general, a more positive state of being.
I would absolutely return for more sessions but his tenure in Costa Rica was over. I highly recommend Michael and this brilliant method of acupuncture to anyone seeking balance, inner calm, and a vibrant, positive approach to their daily experience."
- Larisa Elzon-Kaya, photographer
"I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW WELL I AM FEELING NOW"
“When I first started acupuncture I had just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was at my lowest point both physically and mentally. Both the treatment and personal care that I have received from Gabriella has put me back on the road to well being and health - a place I was scared I would never get to again. I can't believe how well I am feeling now. I didn't realise the power of acupuncture on mind, body and spirit - and will not lose it from my life again.”
- Katy, London NW6
"MY SYMPTOMS VIRTUALLY DISAPPEARED AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT."
"In the short time I have been undergoing treatment I have been amazed at how fast it has worked. My symptoms virtually disappeared after the first treatment. I have been suffering from insomnia for over 10 years, so to be able to sleep again right through the night after one treatment feels like a mini-miracle. The clinic is a very calm, safe and welcoming place to be in, and the people make you feel completely relaxed. I had a phobia of needles so was extremely nervous for the first treatment. However that went away very soon as I relaxed due to the gentle concern with which I was being looked after".
"FELT LIKE I WAS FLOATING FOR ABOUT A WEEK AFTERWARDS"
"I went for stress and some unbalances I had in my body. Felt like I was floating for about a week afterwards and definitely de-stressed. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Michael."
- Lisa Mcalinden, Fashion Designer
"MICHAEL HAS BEEN MY ACUPUNCTURIST FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 YEARS"
"Michael has been my acupuncturist for approximately 2 years. He is professional, friend and confident in equal measure.
- Michael Ruttenberg, Business Analyst
"I honestly don't know how I survived before"
"I have found my acupuncture treatment with Victoria to be an incredibly uplifting experience. I honestly don't know how I survived before. It has, without a doubt, made me feel like I'm finally functioning correctly".
"Victoria has done a truly remarkable job with my health."
"Victoria has done a truly remarkable job with my health. After a course of treatment, lasting only a short number of weeks, my energy channels were unblocked and I was restored to a level of vitality and state of mind where I could cope much better. An added bonus was that the many food intolerances that I had accumulated over the years (including wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar) began to recede and I have since regained a normal eating pattern. My former chronic complaints have subsided, and I now feel - touch wood - quite simply, a different person!"
"a spring in the step all day"
"Having signed up for acupuncture with over a year ago to obtain some balance and well-being in my life, I can truly say it has been a very uplifting experience. During this time period they've assisted me with everything from kidney problems to insomnia, always with maximum time and effort spent getting to the root of the problem to treat. I feel the amelioration in my mind and body over the past year has been a journey we have travelled together. I'm fortunate to have found a clinic where I'm very comfortable with this amount of personal involvement; they are professional, understanding, considerate and very good at putting you at ease both physically and emotionally. The halo effect of a visit is often a spring in the step all day."
“Worth going out of your way for!"
“Worth going out of your way for! I've been going to Gabriella for a number of years now. She's an excellent acupuncturist and a natural healer, as well as an very good listener. My general state of well-being has been brilliant since I started treatments, and she is just wonderful at helping one regain the natural balance in their body (and lives).”
- Catherine, London N8
“I had tried 'mainstream' acupuncture a number of times."
"I was sceptical at first that you could really make any difference to my stress levels and general shocking health. I had tried 'mainstream' acupuncture a number of times before and found it to be fairly ineffective but in a desperate state I knew I had to try something different. After just a few sessions of Classical 5 Elements Acupuncture I can safely say that I haven't felt so good for yonks! I've visited a number of alternative health practitioners in the last few years but none have impressed me as much as you. You were firm but gentle, compassionate and selfless. A credit to your profession and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone.”
- Charles, London W9
“I don’t know what magic pins you used yesterday"
“I don't know what magic pins you used yesterday, but I feel brand new, super-motivated, productive, active and clear-headed. Great!”
- Ana, London W2
"4.5 years later I still rely on Gabriella's expertise"
When I arrived in London, and a bit overwhelmed by the acculturation process, I began to search for a Five Element Acupuncturist having myself had a background in FE I knew the incredible preventative and healing benefits of this practice when done well. I found Gabriella after interviewing one other practitioner and via the Worsley listings for qualified FE practitioners. 4.5 years later I still rely on Gabriella's expertise and amazing intuitive abilities for my preventative medicine needs and have only twice needed the intervention of Western medicine. I can attest for Gabriella Doran's integrity, skill and amiable demeanour and would recommend her to absolutely anyone who is looking for effective mental or physical healing as well as whole person balancing resulting in lasting health.
- Dee, London N8
"stronger than I have felt in so many years"
“I have suffered for 10 years from numerous complications with my body and blood, having had T-cell lymphoma giving rise to granuloma skin complaint and a tumour the size of an egg on my leg. Finding it hard to get on with my life and coping with the fact that I have had cancer, the treatment has helped me in a tremendous way. I now look forward to my life ahead, feel better about myself and stronger than I have felt in so many years. I am on my way to being a driving instructor with BSM, can think more positively, and my blood count has been perfect for the last three visits to hospital.”
- John, London W9
“I felt supported through such a difficult time"
“I felt supported through such a difficult time, when I was petrified where life was going to go. Acupuncture helped me to express myself and be more assertive. I felt such a great warmth, like a warm, cosy sock and I was so much more solid.”
- C.H. London W9
“A very profound contribution to my healing process."
"Acupuncture treatments have made a very profound contribution to my healing process. I have experienced real understanding and empathy, which have enhanced the physical treatments and made this a totally holistic experience.”
- Julia, London SE11
"feeling terrific and for the first time in ages i have no pain in the hip."
“Just to say I truly appreciate the treatment you gave me last week. I’m feeling terrific and for the first time in ages I have no pain in the hip. As I told you, I’ve done physio, chiro, deep massage and painkillers, all gave VERY temporary relief. The acupuncture worked wonders. Even my wife has noticed the difference, she says I get out of the chair easier.”
- A.B. Stoke-on-Trent
"An amazing practitioner, and a kind and patient human"
“Gabriella Doran of London Acupuncture is an amazing practitioner, and a kind and patient human. She asks and listens before she acts, then acts with considerable knowledge, integrity and determination to make the patient well. Great results. Convenient location. Highly recommended.”
- Julia, London W9
"really helpful to me over the past year or so"
“London Acupuncture has been really helpful to me over the past year or so - particularly through the aftermath of giving up smoking. I'm also trying (to no small effect) the 'acupuncture facelift' treatment.”
- Barry, London NW6
"an amazing and very inspiring person"
"I always look forward to seeing Gabriella - an amazing and very inspiring person. Couldn't sing her praises enough."
"discovery of the power within"
"Gabriella Doran's great doings helped me restore my old strong self. Without the treatment I cannot imagine how my life would have been, Acupuncture is not an alternative medication, it is a discovery of the power within and who best to have the mastering skills to pull it out ..Gabriella indeed"