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DR. SHELLEY BERLINSKY

(MD, LicAc, LicOHM, PGCert)
Acupuncturist and traditional herbalist located in Whetstone, North London.

Welcome to my website!

I practice traditional acupuncture and herbalism since 1995.

I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and The Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN) , fully trained in both conventional medicine (gaining a Doctor of Medicine qualification in 2014) and Traditional Chinese medicine (gaining a licence and a Post Graduate Certificate).

My main areas of interest are drug-free pain relief and women health.

When I am not in my clinic, I am involved in acupuncture education as a senior lecturer in the City College of Acupuncture in London and a member of the Accreditation Committee (AC) of the British Accreditation Board (BAAB).

I am experienced in treating musculoskeletal, gynaecological and mental conditions. I am passionate about pain relief and keeping my patients drug-free as much as possible.

When relevant, I use Respine4u, an innovative mattress to help relaxing the muscles around the spine and the spaces between the vertebrae (please see Respine4u). As far as I am aware, I am the first therapist in the UK to use Re-spine.

A special are of interest of mine is using Traditional Chinese Medicine for enhancement of female health and fertility. This includes also acupuncture alongside IVF cycles and during pregnancy. I am an associate practitioner of The Women Natural Health Practice.

I also treat skin conditions with Chinese herbal medicine.

I offer acupuncture, acupressure, ear acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping and electro-acupuncture.

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About me

I have trained extensively gaining a doctorate in Western medicine (MD) and  licences for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism (LicAC, LicOHM).

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About acupuncture

Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. 

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Pain relief

A number of studies suggest that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain such as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, knee pain and headache. 

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Women health and fertility

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs approach a wide variety of conditions through their power to restore the mind and body's own healing ability to maintain health.

Clinic Location

The clinic is located in Oxford Gardens, Whetstone (N20), North London, a short distance from North Finchley, Totteridge and Whetstone tube station and Whetstone High Street.

My patients come from: North Finchley, East Finchley, West Finchley, Southgate, Barnet, Mill Hill, Hedley Woods, Muswell Hill, Crouch End and other local areas.

Clinic Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM
Friday: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Prices

First session: £60
Subsequent sessions: £50

Herbs prescription: First or new prescription £20 and follow-up prescription £10  (plus the cost of the herbs which is paid directly to the dispensary)

We accept cash and debit/ credit cards.

Discounts are available for a series of sessions paid for in advance - If a course of 6 weekly subsequent sessions is booked and paid for in advance, the 7th session is free.

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About Acupuncture

Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world.

The word 'acupuncture' describes a variety of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by using a variety of techniques.
The acupuncturist exerts pressure or inserts ultra fine needles at chosen points to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance.

Modern research explores the scientific mechanisms which acupuncture elicit. Acupuncture triggers many physiological effects. For example, recent research shows that the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the skin disrupts the branching point of special nerves called C fibres. These C fibres transmit sensory information to the brain.

Today, acupuncture is considered an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

You are welcome to come to see me in Whetstone, North London.