Islington Osteopathy Clinic, Colebrook House, 10-12 Gaskin St, Islington, London, N1

General Osteopathic Council Institute of Osteopathy International College of Applied Kinesiology UK General Council & Register of Naturopaths British Naturopathic Association Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Our Treatments

Our practitioners specialise in techniques that include Applied Kinesiology and Cranial Osteopathy, and we receive a lot of recommendations based on our individual and effective approach to assessment and treatment.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture, Islington, London, N1 Acupuncture was originally part of traditional Eastern medicine, and has been practiced for thousands of years to cure many ailments. Doctors and missionaries brought acupuncture to Europe in the 17th century. It is now a common and widely accepted therapy.

In the Western Medical form of acupuncture, practitioners consider the physical and chemical effects the insertion of needles may have on 'trigger' points or acupoints. Trigger points are sensitive spots, often situated where nerves leave or enter muscles or tissues. Inserting a needle at these points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of discomfort, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. The resulting improvement in biochemical balance results in stimulation of the body's innate healing abilities, and promotion of physical and emotional well-being.

  I have been seeing Karen for 3-4 years. Due to past athletic pursuits and the demands of my work I have had/have a number of injuries and conditions that I manage and Karen has sincerely contributed so very positively to my well-being and the management of not only my injuries but my overall health through her balanced and holistic approach to a healthy body/healthy life. I have worked with a variety of healthcare providers (osteos, physios, chiropractors, massage therapists) and Karen is at the top of the (rather long!) list. Karen has so much knowledge and truly has healing hands.  

- Angela Gasparetto