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About Us

We are six experienced practitioners with over 60 years of practice between us. We are passionate about your health and wellbeing.

Ghila Banin

Ghila has been practicing acupuncture since 1995. Her career in the medical profession started as a clinical dietician. In 1990 she graduated from the Hebrew University (Israel) with a BSc and worked in hospitals in Israel.

Understanding the importance of equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual, Ghila became interested in alternative therapies to complement traditional treatments. While working as a dietician, she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine. This was followed by further intensive clinical training in a teaching hospital in Nanjing, China.

It was In China where she learned about the concept of multibed clinics. Her mission — to make acupuncture affordable and accessible for all — led to the opening of Wellpoint Acupuncture multibed clinic in 2012.

Ghila is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s leading professional body of acupuncturists.

She offers Chinese nutritional therapy in our clinic.

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Dunia Correa

Dunia’s journey into Chinese medicine started from being a musician.

Music has always been one of her passions. She studied classical guitar since she was eight years old and graduated at 19. She has since performed everywhere with different bands and has explored various genres.

Her inclination to become an acupuncturist began through her need to help people. She discovered how useful acupuncture was, particularly as a musician. Artists or performers often present a similar range of symptoms, varying from muscular tension, tendinitis and insomnia, to poor diet and other habits that deplete the body.

Ever since then, she has used Chinese medicine as a powerful tool to heal the body, mind and spirit.

Dunia graduated from the City College of Acupuncture in London and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the largest professional body in the UK.

Her aim is to help patients not just through acupuncture, but also use her experience as a musician to tailor her treatment for each person.

Ralitsa Dimitrova

Ralitsa has a nursing background and is passionate about Chinese Medicine and helping her patients achieve optimal health and well-being. She has extensive experience within the health and spa environment and in private practice in the UK and abroad.

Ralitsa graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in East Grinstead and received a BSc Honours Degree in Acupuncture from the University of Greenwich. She has also completed a Chinese herbal course from White Crane Academy and spent time studying in Sichuan Tianxiang Orthopaedic Hospital and the Sports University of ChengDu in China.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) and is especially interested in gynaecological and musculo-skeletal conditions, facial acupuncture, stress management and neurological and degenerative eye disorders.

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Tess Lugos

Tess first became interested in Chinese medicine when she was living in Hong Kong in the late ‘90s. She experienced first hand how Chinese medicine is used alongside Western medicine, each complementing the other. It was also in Hong Kong where she first learned t’ai chi, a system of movement, meditation and self-defence from ancient Chinese culture.

Tess studied acupuncture at the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine within the London South Bank University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2015. She completed her hospital placement at the First Affiliated Hospital of the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine (Harbin, China), which gave her the opportunity to train with highly respected doctors of neurology, gynaecology, dermatology and musculoskeletal conditions.

She enjoys using acupuncture to help women go through transition periods, whether that is helping with fertility or support with menopause. Tess has a special interest in neurological and auto-immune conditions.

She also teaches tai chi (Yang style short form) at The School of T’ai Chi Chuan London.

Tess is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She is currently studying Chinese Herbal Medicine at the White Crane Academy.

Georgina Meneses

Georgina’s passion for medicine brought her to London, where she graduated as a Pharmacologist and Toxicologist from the University College of London in 1997. She has been at the forefront of medical research for 25 years, developing new medicines for severe conditions including cancer.

Georgina became interested in Chinese medicine after experiencing the benefits on her own health. She is strong believer of the power of ancient oriental therapies that promote health and prevention by balancing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

Her training at the The Acupuncture Academy allowed her to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of relevant classical theory, while focusing on the Five Element model by treating the deepest imbalance of a person.

The causes of becoming unwell are often complex and this requires careful attention to understand, and Georgina has a particular interest in the impact of our emotional imbalances on our physical bodies and diseases.

Georgina is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s leading professional body of acupuncturists.

 

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Neena Thakkar

Neena studied both classical Five Elements and TCM Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the College of integrated Chinese Medicine, graduating with a BSc Honours degree. She has postgraduate training in Chinese herbal medicine, NADA auricular acupuncture and facial enhancement acupuncture.

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Neena was a solicitor and business consultant for many years. She is currently a Director of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, the largest acupuncture teaching college in the UK. She is also a yoga teacher, Gong sound therapist and Reiki master.
 
Neena is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. 
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