About Us

“The first wealth is health”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are all passionate about helping you feel better. Well trained, caring and gentle, we will heal your body and soothe your mind.

Annetta Apol

Annetta has been a shiatsu practitioner since 2001. To deepen her understanding of Chinese medicine she studied Tui na and Acupuncture and in 2007 she graduated with an honours degree in acupuncture from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA).

For five years she assisted in the Tui na clinic at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and in a low-cost acupuncture clinic in Blackheath. She has helped with many conditions such as muscular pain, stress and anxiety, headaches and women’s health. Her interests are women’s health — including menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms,  fertility and pregnancy — and stress and anxiety.

Ghila Banin

Ghila has always been interested in health and well-being on a personal level, which led her to a career in the health and medical profession.  Ghila began her career as a Clinical Dietician, graduating from the Hebrew University (Israel) in 1990 and working 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.  Whilst working as a dietician, she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked in a Chinese medicine hospital in Nanjing in China.  Ghila also studied Chinese Nutritional Therapy and Shiatsu, which she incorporates into her treatments.

Ghila has been a successful practitioner since 1991 and has helped many people with a wide variety of needs, from depression and anxiety to headache and back pain.

Ghila is interested in women’s health care and treats menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms and infertility.  She also treats women throughout pregnancy and childbirth, offering natural induction and pain relief during child birth.

She offers Chinese nutritional therapy in our clinic.

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

Debbie Sheldon

Debbies interest in Chinese medicine started in 2013 after experiencing its benefits for herself. Ever since, Debbie has been focusing on enhancing her knowledge and nurturing her skills in the field of complementary medicine.

In 2018, Debbie completed a four-year Bachelor of Science Honours programme at the College of Integrated Chinese medicine, accredited by Kingston University London.

Debbie combines Five Elements acupuncture, which aims to treat the deepest constitutional  imbalance of a person, and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, which aims to treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions, both acute and chronic. She believes that the body holds the ability to heal itself if it is given the right, balanced environment and that this can be achieved by combining acupuncture with dietary and life style advice.