Chloe Ogden, Acupuncturist
A love of languages led to me study a masters in Mandarin, which entailed living and studying in Taipei and Shanghai for over a year. So many aspects of Chinese culture made their mark on me at that time, and after a brief stint working in Finance I returned to university to gain my BSc in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
I treat all conditions and as such do not consider myself a ‘specialist’ in any particular field. I aim for swift, perceptible results to get you where you want to be, both physically and mentally.
Patients often experience a wide range of benefits from treatment, from improved sleep and digestion to enhanced mood and clearer focus, even if this was not their initial reason for booking in. I believe everyone can benefit from this therapy, and want to see it made as accessible as possible.
Main areas of focus
Acupuncture is a fantastic way of getting deep into stuck tissue and releasing muscles knots and re-invigorating blood flow, hence reducing pain, swelling and discomfort (whether from injury or over-use/under-use etc).
Modern life is so mentally driven, desk-based and "convenienced" that our physical bodies are for the most part ineffectively and insufficiently used. This concentration of activity in the head can cause problems such as headaches, insomnia, visual disturbances, tinnitus & TMJ dysfunction amongst others. Acupuncture effectively addresses the imbalance of blood and qi to reduce such symptoms.
Chinese medicine emphasises the importance of including five flavours in our diets (sweet salty pungent sour bitter). Western preference for the first two in this list (as well as for ‘fast’ and processed food) has contributed to the rise of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, fluid retention and irritable bowels as our digestive systems struggle to cope with the imbalance. The use of acupuncture, moxa and strong abdominal massage techniques effectively warms, calms and regulates the digestive system to alleviate these conditions.
"I have been seeing Chloe on and off for 3 years. She has been a tremendous help with my aches and pains caused by hyper-mobility and she was also really helpful during my pregnancy. She is very gentle and her treatments are always effective and relaxing.”