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Gersharan Kaur profile

Qualifications/ Memberships:

Gersharan Kaur profile

Therapist ~ Acupuncturist

GURSHARAN KAUR

Treatments:

Acupuncture
Visceral Manipulation

Specialist areas:

  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • Skilled in the practice of Visceral Manipulation
  • Gursharan is ultra professional and her gentle manner immediately sets you at ease. Highly recommend her expertise for helping me post treatment for breast cancer and to ease side effects from Tamoxifen. Gursharan is helping me unwire my racing mind and let my head catch up with my body ... insomnia now a thing of the past, painful joints alleviated and wonderful sense of well-being .. priceless!

    - Jo Hawker

  • I have been to Gursharan for both of my pregnancies, I searched high and low for her the second time round as she had moved clinic, luckily I found her (after using numerous other acupuncturists who merely placed needles in my feet while sitting back & watching!). Gursharan is an incredibly dedicated practitioner, who has a natural talent and calling for this profession. She was able to induce both of my pregnancies (I was overdue in both cases and risked artificial induction to which I dreaded as had during my first labour- I did not know of Gursharan at this point). After seeing her for acupuncture at 2pm, was in labour that same evening, and delivered my son with no intervention that night. She was able to naturally induce my labour with her healing hands, whilst her reassurance made me feel incredibly at ease and in control of my pregnancy. She is a truly remarkable practitioner, passionate and highly blessed in the field of fertility. I would highly recommend any women visit her during their pregnancy

    Claire Irons

About Gursharan

My interest in holistic healthcare grew during my adolescent years when I encountered some debilitating health problems to which no solution seemed apparent. After experiencing the profound benefits of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and reflexology, I felt that my future path had been paved and I started training in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

I graduated from the University of Westminster with a First Class Honours degree for which I received awards and recognition on the Dean's List for outstanding achievement. My training included practicing acupuncture at the University Polyclinic and the NHS Gateway Clinic in Lambeth Hospital. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

My Continuing Professional Development (CPD) since qualifying in 2014 has included topics such as fertility, gynaecology, the menopause, immune health, insomnia, anxiety and depression. In March 2020 I made the decision to specialise my work solely around the treatment of women. The scope of Chinese Medicine is so vast, and I felt that the time was right for me to commit myself to where my interests and expertise lie. By focusing on the female body, I hope to delve deeper into the knowledge and wisdom that it encompasses.

I often use cupping, gua sha, and tui na, sister therapies of acupuncture which allow me to provide more complete and effective solutions for patients. My abilities as a practitioner have also been enriched by ongoing training in visceral manipulation, a therapy developed by world-renowned French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. Visceral manipulation aims to correct functional and structural imbalances in the body, from nervous, respiratory and digestive imbalances to musculoskeletal problems.

I adopt an integrative approach to treatment by working with channels, meridians and organs energetically using Chinese Medicine practices, and sometimes using visceral techniques on tension patterns in the fascial network to undo the cascade of effects the body undergoes to compensate for structural problems. Combining approaches in this way can have profound and long-term effects on the body. I often use the combination of methods and techniques that I think will best serve each individual on their own correctional journey towards health.

I have worked in a number of multidisciplinary clinics where I have encountered all manners of health complaints. One thing I love about my job is that every day is different, and every person I meet is unique. Very rarely will two people with the same complaint fit into the exact same diagnostic pattern and treatment box. With a previous degree in Religion and Philosophy, I also value the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and enrich my understanding of the world.