Management of all conditions is based on refined diagnosis

Karen uses her expertise  in pulse diagnosis to guide a detailed process of assessment and treats a range of often complex medical conditions based on the outcome of the initial evaluation.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine 

Studying Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis since 1998 with Leon Hammer, MD (world renowned psychiatrist, Chinese medical doctor and pulse diagnosis master), Karen completed her Ph.D. investigating the reliability of the method and co-authored Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. She specialises in providing detailed diagnoses and carefully integrating acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions with Western medical interventions. Her combination of experience and skill allows her to treat complex and chronic conditions across a range of medical specialties with successful outcomes in the following areas.

In furthering her education Lauren studied Shen-Hammer Chinese pulse diagnosis and has a special interest in womens health and digestive disorders. She specialises in acupuncture to treat skin related facial issues (facial rejuvenation) and is certified in laser acupuncture which is suitable for the who are needle phobic, infants and children.

Conditions treated

  • Womens’ health such as menstrual problems, endometriosis, PCOS, breast disorders
  • Fertility issues (female and male)
  • Conception and pregnancy support
  • IVF support
  • Stress related issues
  • Psycho-emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia
  • Digestive conditions such as GERD, indigestion, gastric and duodenal ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, Celiac, food intolerances
  • Respiratory disorders such as asthma
  • Skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema
  • Neurological such as MS and circulatory disorders
  • Oncology support
  • Facial renewal or rejuvenation
  • Peadiatrics

Osteopathic manual medicine techniques and Bowen Technique

Karen gained many skills and much practical knowledge working in integrative rehabilitation medicine in the USA. She has extensive experience combining acupuncture with osteopathic manual medicine that includes Craniosacral Therapy and Muscle Energy Technique, and Bowen Technique allowing her to specialise in treating chronic and acute pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction that is unresponsive to more common rehabilitation procedures.

Conditions treated

  • Musculoskeletal pain – especially neck, shoulder, lumboscaral and leg pain
  • Headaches, migraines and TMJ pain


Remedial and Shiatsu massage are effective at supporting and treating a range of conditions. Kumiko is a traditionally Japanese trained massage therapist with much experience working with many different health situations.

Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Workshops

Karen is one of 14 instructors for Dragon Rises Seminars certified to teach CCPD or Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis world wide.


Various treatments for sexually transmitted diseases using natural herbs and oils for best results

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