Before you make a decision whether you want to work with us, please feel free to send us an e mail with your basic details and/or to request a call back when we will be delighted to answer any specific questions you may have about your treatment and/or specific medical requirements. We will then be able to advice about how can we help you, so do get in touch for a no obligation, strictly confidential advice. We look forward to hearing from you and working together towards your best health.
Your first appointment
During your initial consultation, many questions will be asked about your lifestyle, diet, exercise, previous medical history and significant medical procedures you have had, if any. You will be asked about your sleep patterns, digestion, bowel movements, any pain and its location and, if you are a woman, details about your menstrual cycle.
The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.
My Harley Street clinic is a tranquil setting in the heart of medical excellence district of Central London, an essential part of your treatment and important tool in aiding relaxation that lasts long after you left the clinic.
First appointment details
Whether you see me in my Harley Street clinic or even if we arrange a home visit for you, the priority of the first session is to diagnose what's causing they symptoms or difficulties you're experiencing. This diagnosis comes from asking questions about your general health and lifestyle, and utilising the following techniques:
Pulse taking– pulses will be felt on both of your wrists to determine energetic state of your internal organs.
Tongue diagnosis– your tongue will be looked at as well, to confirm or sometimes dispute the picture that is starting to form about your pattern of disharmony, so the treatment plan can be assessed correctly.
I also like to inspect the state of the channels on the body, so gentle palpation is always included in my diagnostics. This includes lower legs up to the knee, abdomen and forearms.
Your treatment would then be ready to commence.
Acupuncture needles are really fine, like strands of hair, and although you will and should feel sensation upon needle insertion, this is not at all painful. My patients describe it as “heat sensation,” a “tingling,” a “heaviness,”or “dull ache.”
Always, always ask me questions about anything and everything you want to know. You need to be totally at ease about all aspects of your treatment and health.
And, of course, enjoy acupuncture, this is a gem of a medicine model that will gently direct your body to do what it knows best heal itself.
Gordana Petrovic MA BSc Hons TCM RSM MAcS
I have to start by saying that I absolutely love what I do. I spent over 30 years in the spotlight as a professional pianist, but was always interested in Oriental philosophy and medicine. I first came to acupuncture as a patient and one day realised it was actually what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing.
Over the years I have worked with many, many patients during their fertility and pregnancy journeys - and often treating patients with non-related issues too. I have lectured, trained, been part of a team, and worked solo. I love to diagnose, build individual plans and support someone back to health.
Trained in existential psychotherapy, and Reiki, I'm also able to lean on important skills to help my patients overcome fears, stresses and anxieties in facing fertility issues.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about how I can help you.