How to treat Meralgia Paresthetica at West London Osteopathy, Naturopath, Acupuncture Clinic

Meralgia paresthetica, also called Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a fairly common condition resulting from entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) running through your pelvis, groin and into the thighs becomes compressed. Although not life threatening, the symptoms can cause considerable problems for the patient. It is described as a syndrome characterised by a sensory symptoms of paraesthesia and burning pain, affecting mainly the lateral or, less commonly, the anterior part of the thigh with no motor signs. This can be caused by swelling, trauma, or pressure narrowing these openings and squeezing the nerve.

Common causes of Meralgia Paresthetica may include:

  • Repetitive motion of the legs
  • Recent injuries to the hip
  • Wearing tight clothing
  • Weight gain
  • Pregnancy

We at the West London Clinic treat this condition with laser acupuncture which produces rapid improvement, sometimes effecting a cure after only one or two treatments. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact West London Osteopathy, Acupuncture Clinic in Chiswick, Kensington, Harley Street, on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

How laser acupuncture can help Bell’s palsy at West London Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture Clinic

Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to one of the two facial nerves that is known as the seventh cranial nerve.

The paralysis causes distortion of facial features and interferes with normal facial function, such as closing the eyes, chewing, and eating. The onset is rapid and is characterised by unilateral facial weakness and patients often fear that they may have suffered a stroke. The cause of Bell’s palsy is not clear, most cases are thought to be caused by the herpes virus that causes cold sores.Each year in the United States around 40,000 people develop Bell’s palsy, and approximately 1 in 5000 people in the UK gets affected. It affects approximately 1 person in 65 during a lifetime.

Worldwide statistics indicate a frequency of about .02% of the population. Incidence of Bell’s palsy in males and females, as well as in various races, is approximately the same. The condition can develop at any age, but seems to be most common in those aged between 15 and 60 years. Laser acupuncture can help in the treatment of Bell’s palsy by reducing inflammation of the nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face, and by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors and enhancing local microcirculation, by increasing the diameter and blood flow velocity of peripheral arterioles and as well as nerve and muscular stimulation by influencing the production of the body’s communication substance hormones and neurotransmitters.

The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self-regulating homeostatic systems.We at The West London Osteopathy & Acupuncture clinic, treat this condition. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact West London Osteopath, Acupuncture Clinic in Chiswick, Kensington, Harley Street, on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

Management of low back pain at West London Osteopath, Naturopath,Acupuncture Clinic

Low back pain is very common. It affects millions of people worldwide. In most cases, you don’t need surgery for low back pain. But in rare cases, severe back pain can be a sign of prolapsed disc or cauda equina syndrome (CES) a condition that usually requires urgent surgical treatment. Sciatica is a common neurological complaint, the most common cause of which is a prolapsed disc that causes pressure on a nerve root. The sciatic nerve runs under the piriformis muscle from the lower back, down through the hips and buttocks, and along the back of the leg into the foot. It originates from the L4 through S3 spinal nerves. The sciatic nerve supplies sensation and strength to the deep muscles of the buttocks and hips, as well as the muscles of the hamstring group, the lower leg, and some of the muscles of the foot, and the reflexes of the leg. Any of the muscles that are directly supplied by this nerve can become affected. As such, when the sciatic nerve is impaired, it can lead to muscle weakness and or numbness or tingling in the leg, ankle, foot, and or toes.

Additional common causes of sciatica include:


  • Piriformis syndrome which develops when the piriformis muscle, a small muscle that lies deep in the buttocks, becomes tight or spasms, which can put pressure on and irritate the sciatic nerve- Spinal stenosis results from narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back with pressure on the nerves
  • Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one-Degenerative disc disease, wear and tear or breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae
  • Pregnancy.We at The West London Osteopathy & Acupuncture clinic, can treat both acute and chronic as well as rehabilitation of sciatica pain. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact West London Osteopathy, Acupuncture Clinic in Chiswick, Kensington, Harley Street, on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

Thyroid Supporting Nutrients

The thyroid gland is a significant regulator of cellular metabolism. As a result, it influences numerous physiologic processes including:


  • Reproduction
  • Development and growth
  • Lipid and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Cardiac myocyte activity
  • Cognitive, liver, and kidney function


Because of its broad impact on health, it is clinically important to support the function of the thyroid gland. One way to do this is by supplementing the diet with the nutrients required to synthesize thyroid hormone, especially iodine, L-tyrosine, and selenium. Worldwide, iodine deficiency is correlated with poor thyroid function. Many studies have shown that a diet rich in iodine or iodine supplementation supports healthy thyroid function. Selenium is as important as iodine for supporting thyroid function. The thyroid gland contains more selenium by weight than any other organ in the human body. Selenium is required for the production of the T3 thyroid hormone. Without selenium, there would be no activation of thyroid hormone. For this reason, it’s clinically necessary to correct selenium deficiency. Research has demonstrated an effective form of supplemental selenium for the thyroid is selenomethionine. The average recommended amount when supplementing selenium is 200 mcg per day for adults. High doses of selenium (more than 400 mcg per day) is typically not recommended. Thyroid hormones are synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine. It is usually included in thyroid support formulas for this reason. Tyrosine is also converted into catecholamines (“fight-or-flight” hormones, including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine) in the brain. Entry of circulating tyrosine into the brain is dependent on the ratio of tyrosine to other large amino acids in the circulation since they all compete for the same carrier to move across the blood-brain barrier. Supplemental dosing of tyrosine has been shown to increase the level of tyrosine in the brain, and for this reason, high doses of supplemental tyrosine are not recommended. The typical amount found in thyroid support formulas is 250-500 mg, which, when taken with other protein foods as recommended, is more likely to be utilized as needed in the thyroid glan and other tissues, and less likely to cross the blood brain barrier.

How to treat mastitis?

Mastitis is painful inflammation of your breast tissue. It’s most common during the first month of breastfeeding, but you one can develop it any time, including after weaning your child. The inflamed area may be red, swollen, unusually warm, painful, or hard to the touch. Symptoms can come on gradually or suddenly, and the condition usually affects only one breast at a time.

What causes mastitis?


Mastitis can be caused by engorgement, plugged milk ducts, or milk that remains in the breast after a feeding (milk stasis). These conditions can also lead to an infection, as can cracked or damaged nipples because germs can enter the breast this way. We at The West London clinic, treat this condition. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

Supplements for Immune Support

Certain supplements are routinely recommended during the winter months. Vitamins A, C, and D support immune health and antioxidant defenses along with Zinc. Probiotics help to optimize mucosal immunity in the digestive and respiratory tracts. Mushrooms, Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and Olive leaf further support immune defenses.

We at The West London clinic, treat this condition. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

Acupuncture and Immunity

Acupuncture and Immunity:

Researchers conclude that

acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment researchers discovered that stimulation of acupuncture point “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.” (transient receptor potential vanilloid) channels. In addition, the researchers document

that acupuncture applied enhances serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels,

interleukin (IL-2), and (IL-17). Results were confirmed using immunohistochemical analysis.

We at The West London clinic, treat this condition. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at [email protected]

Fertility Hormone Regulation

Acupuncture has been known to control pain through stimulating the release of beta-endorphin (Han JS, et al). In addition, beta-endorphin works to nfluence the source of women’s ovulatory and fertility hormones (the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) and control hormones that regulate women’s ovulation and fertility that includes gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle stimulating hormone (F.S.H), luteinizing hormone (L.H) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and ancient cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. It is based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through one’s body. To fix or prevent those health issues, cupping practitioners apply cups typically glass or silicon to the skin to create a pressure that sucks the skin inward. The coloring typically ranges from bright red to a darker purple, and can last from 3 days to a week. A darker coloring means that there is a high level of toxins and stagnation in the section of the body that has been treated. In this case, the marks can last for up to 3 weeks. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and cellulite, herpes zoster, facial paralysis, cough and dyspnea, acne, lumbar disc herniation & cervical spondylosis.

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Requests for refunds should be made in writing to [email protected] in case due to unforeseen circumstances you have changed your mind about your treatment, please let us know in good timing i.e. within 12 days. Cancellations and full refunds are available within 12 days of purchase. All refunds will be offered minus the cost of any redeemed session at full, under counted price. In the event you cancel within 14 days we will refund 50% of total treatment. We can’t offer refunds or exchanges on treatment (services) rendered. For early plan exits, the original bulk discount will become void as long as it is within 12 days. If you haven’t attended the clinic within 30 days, it will be assumed that you are unable or have become an inactive patient and your file will be removed.Management reserves the right to charge an additional £20 administration fee for refunds and cancellations. We are able to accept payments by cash or card. We are currently able to take MasterCard, Maestro, Apple Pay. We also accept payments online via invoice or bank transfer on arrangement.

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We are able to accept payments by cash or card. We are currently able to take MasterCard, Maestro, Apple Pay. We also accept payments online via invoice or bank transfer on arrangement.

APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that situations arise in which you must cancel your appointment. 

It is, therefore, requested that if you must cancel your appointment you provide more than 48 hours notice. This will enable another person who is waiting for an appointment to be scheduled. Appointments which are cancelled with less than 48 hours notification will be subject to a full cancellation fee. The Cancellation and No Show fees are the sole responsibility of the patient and must be paid in full before the patient’s next appointment.  Questions about the cancellation and no-show fees should be directed to the Management or Accounts Department by emailing [email protected]

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