"I had the lucky break to experience Michael's method of acupuncture while he was practicing as a visiting therapist in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica early in 2011. I had multiple sessions for Five Element Acupuncture. Michael spent a long time with me, allowing me to speak openly and in confidence about ongoing issues, health habits, and concerns. He is professional, caring, puts one at ease, and he offers clear, simple advice to concerns from nutrition to mental health.
I instantly felt relaxed, drifted off, while listening to him. Post-treatment, I felt a pure, blissful, peaceful sensation. I felt lighter, more mindful, at peace, able to focus better, and balanced. I do feel more energy, calmer approach to daily stress, and in general, a more positive state of being.
I would absolutely return for more sessions but his tenure in Costa Rica was over. I highly recommend Michael and this brilliant method of acupuncture to anyone seeking balance, inner calm, and a vibrant, positive approach to their daily experience."
- Larisa Elzon-Kaya, photographer
"FELT LIKE I WAS FLOATING FOR ABOUT A WEEK AFTERWARDS"
"I went for stress and some unbalances I had in my body. Felt like I was floating for about a week afterwards and definitely de-stressed. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Michael."
- Lisa Mcalinden, Fashion Designer
"MICHAEL HAS BEEN MY ACUPUNCTURIST FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 YEARS"
"Michael has been my acupuncturist for approximately 2 years. He is professional, friend and confident in equal measure.
- Michael Ruttenberg, Business Analyst
“Worth going out of your way for!"
“Worth going out of your way for! I've been going to Gabriella for a number of years now. She's an excellent acupuncturist and a natural healer, as well as an very good listener. My general state of well-being has been brilliant since I started treatments, and she is just wonderful at helping one regain the natural balance in their body (and lives).”
- Catherine, London N8
“I don’t know what magic pins you used yesterday"
“I don't know what magic pins you used yesterday, but I feel brand new, super-motivated, productive, active and clear-headed. Great!”
- Ana, London W2
"4.5 years later I still rely on Gabriella's expertise"
When I arrived in London, and a bit overwhelmed by the acculturation process, I began to search for a Five Element Acupuncturist having myself had a background in FE I knew the incredible preventative and healing benefits of this practice when done well. I found Gabriella after interviewing one other practitioner and via the Worsley listings for qualified FE practitioners. 4.5 years later I still rely on Gabriella's expertise and amazing intuitive abilities for my preventative medicine needs and have only twice needed the intervention of Western medicine. I can attest for Gabriella Doran's integrity, skill and amiable demeanour and would recommend her to absolutely anyone who is looking for effective mental or physical healing as well as whole person balancing resulting in lasting health.
- Dee, London N8
"stronger than I have felt in so many years"
“I have suffered for 10 years from numerous complications with my body and blood, having had T-cell lymphoma giving rise to granuloma skin complaint and a tumour the size of an egg on my leg. Finding it hard to get on with my life and coping with the fact that I have had cancer, the treatment has helped me in a tremendous way. I now look forward to my life ahead, feel better about myself and stronger than I have felt in so many years. I am on my way to being a driving instructor with BSM, can think more positively, and my blood count has been perfect for the last three visits to hospital.”
- John, London W9
“I felt supported through such a difficult time"
“I felt supported through such a difficult time, when I was petrified where life was going to go. Acupuncture helped me to express myself and be more assertive. I felt such a great warmth, like a warm, cosy sock and I was so much more solid.”
- C.H. London W9
“A very profound contribution to my healing process."
"Acupuncture treatments have made a very profound contribution to my healing process. I have experienced real understanding and empathy, which have enhanced the physical treatments and made this a totally holistic experience.”
- Julia, London SE11
"feeling terrific and for the first time in ages i have no pain in the hip."
“Just to say I truly appreciate the treatment you gave me last week. I’m feeling terrific and for the first time in ages I have no pain in the hip. As I told you, I’ve done physio, chiro, deep massage and painkillers, all gave VERY temporary relief. The acupuncture worked wonders. Even my wife has noticed the difference, she says I get out of the chair easier.”
- A.B. Stoke-on-Trent
"An amazing practitioner, and a kind and patient human"
“Gabriella Doran of London Acupuncture is an amazing practitioner, and a kind and patient human. She asks and listens before she acts, then acts with considerable knowledge, integrity and determination to make the patient well. Great results. Convenient location. Highly recommended.”
- Julia, London W9
"really helpful to me over the past year or so"
“London Acupuncture has been really helpful to me over the past year or so - particularly through the aftermath of giving up smoking. I'm also trying (to no small effect) the 'acupuncture facelift' treatment.”
- Barry, London NW6
"an amazing and very inspiring person"
"I always look forward to seeing Gabriella - an amazing and very inspiring person. Couldn't sing her praises enough."