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34-44 Tunstall Road
Brixton
London
SW9 8DA

Sophie Silverwood-Cope

Bsc (Hons) MBAcC

Acupuncture / Tuina

I am an experienced acupuncturist and a fully accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council. I work with patients with a wide range of conditions such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, migraines, insomnia, stress, skin problems, chronic fatigue syndromes, fertility and gynaecological issues, with a special interest in pain conditions, stress and anxiety and women health.  

Since graduating from the University of Westminster, I have gained considerable clinical experience in a variety of environments. I took part in the Graduate Program at the polyclinic of the University of Wesminster for two years, I practiced for 4 years in corporate environments to support companies' health and wellbeing programs. 

In 2018 I joined the team at  Baby&Me London (http://babyandme-london.co.uk) a bilingual French English perinatal network of practitioners in London whose focus is to look after young mothers and babies from conception, throughout pregnancy, after childbirth, and during infancy, as well as couples and all the family for a holistic, personalized and multidisciplinary support.

 

I am passionate about the role acupuncture can play in restoring your optimal physical and emotional balance, and general wellbeing. My practice engages with each individual case, looking at all aspects of your health and lifestyle in order to tailor your unique and personalised treatment. I draw on a variety of techniques including needling with cupping and moxibustion, tuina massage, and auriculotherapy. I offer dietary and lifestyle advice all based on traditional Chinese Medicine theories to support and complement your treatment and I aim at creating a supportive, calm and friendly environment.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), I am governed by their codes of conduct and safe practice, and I am committed to continuous professional development (CPD). I completed clinical practice at the NHS Gateway clinic in London where I provided treatment for patients with chronic pain and a variety of musculoskeletal problems. I have undertaken training in Qi Gong Tuina Massage for Internal and Musculoskeletal conditions. I also trained in facial massage and acupuncture. I completed the advanced auriculotherapy course led by Jim Chalmers and attended further training on Chinese Medicine Foundation for Bodywork at the yuji clinic in London.

What to expect on your first appointment?

Your initial consultation typically last between 60 min to 75 min. It includes a discussion of your symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state, observation of your posture and gait if applicable and a physical assessment of your pulse and your tongue. 

The treatment itself involves needling key points on the body to address your symptoms and imbalances. I use high quality, single-used, pre-sterilised individually packed needles. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, and you should only feel a slight sting on insertion. Once the needles are inserted, you might feel sensations of tingling, heaviness, pressure, warmth or coolness. None of these sensations are painful. I leave you to relax for 30 minutes before I take the needles out. This is your time to switch off. 

In addition to body acupuncture, treatment may involve massage, moxibustion, cupping, ear acupuncture, electro acupuncture, nutritional and lifestyle advice when appropriate.

I recommend avoiding alcohol, coffee or eating a heavy meal before a treatment, however it’s best not to come on an empty stomach. Wear comfortable clothes and try to create some space in your schedule immediately following your appointment

Fees

First consultation (60-75 minutes includes treatment) for Acupuncture/ Tui Na Massage 

£50

 

Follow up appointments for Acupuncture (45-60 minutes)

£50

For availability and bookings please email sophie@silverwoodacupuncture.co.uk

or text 07809 828402

www.silverwoodacupuncture.co.uk