Lotus Healing Arts provides a range of services and specialises in integrating your acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with your other healthcare strategies.

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.

As well as providing traditional acupuncture Lauren specialises in treating skin related facial issues such as dermatitis, redness, dryness and lines related to ageing (facial rejuvenation). She is also certified in laser acupuncture which is suitable for the who are needle phobic, infants and children. In furthering her education Lauren also studied Shen-Hammer Chinese pulse diagnosis and has a special interest in womens health and digestive disorders.

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. Bowen Technique is a good alternative for those who are unable to tolerate acupuncture.


Remedial, Shiatsu and sports massage are provided by Kumiko Hayakawa and are an important and effective therapy. In particular Shiatsu supports other forms of treatment as the massage is applied according to meridian diagnosis. It is very effective for those who are unable to tolerate acupuncture.

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.


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