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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is part of an ancient and sophisticated form of medical treatment called Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM for short.

TCM originated in China but has increasingly spread throughout the world. It has stood the test of time over several thousands of years: in the hands of a professional, qualified practitioner TCM is an effective and entirely safe form of medicine.

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TCM treats people who complain of a deficiency or breakdown in their health. It can focus on a
physical, psychological, emotional or even spiritual disorders with equal effect.

There is no limitation in terms of age, sex, or condition regarding TCM treatment. The various branches of TCM can be used alone or in combination to tailor the treatment to fit the complaint.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine, sterilised, single-use needles at predetermined points on the body surface to restore internal health.

Herbal Medicine

This extensive part of TCM involves the dispensing of Chinese herbal prescriptions consisting of natural botanicals, individually tailored for the patient’s condition.

Medical Qigong

Medical Qigong is the most rarefied and specialised form of TCM treatment, and one of the most potent forms of medicine known to man. It immediately and directly affects the Qi of the patient without the intermediary of needles or herbal prescriptions.


Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum inside a bamboo (or glass) cup which is then placed on specific areas or points of the patient’s skin, usually upper or lower back.

Dietary Therapy

An adjunct therapy used in combination with the other methods, it involves careful monitoring and adjustments of food and drink intake to help eliminate disease and speed recovery.

About the Practitioner

TittaTitta M. Laattala (Lic.TCM Dip.CHM Dip.MQG) is an experienced practitioner of TCM with qualifications in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.

She is a teacher and a Clinical Supervisor at the Irish College of TCM (ICTCM), Council Member of the Professional Register of TCM (PRTCM) and a member of the PRTCM and Professional Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (PRCHM).


Clinic Times

 Wednesdays 3pm - 9pm


Telephone: 0752 3203262



Acupuncture / Chinese Herbal Medicine

Income                        Initial Consultation                 Follow-up Appointments

> £25 000                              £60                                             £50

< £25 000                              £50                                             £40

< £15 000                              £40                                             £30

Cost of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions depends on the specific herbs and amounts used, but will usually range between £15 - £30/week.

Medical Qigong

Upon request.


Please note that all appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are charged in full.
*The therapies/treatments on offer are not being offered by Kagyu Samye Dzong London but by the practitioner/doctor personally. Kagyu Samye Dzong London is not responsible for the treatment and accepts no liability in respect thereof.*