Nice to meet you, my name is Ewa (pronounce it like Eva).
In June 2016, I decided to drop my perfectly planned life in Poland, risked everything,
and came to London to study Chinese Medicine.
Thinking back, it was a very reckless idea yet somehow I don’t regret anything.
My adventure with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began a year earlier when desperately looking for a cure for my dad’s Multiple Sclerosis. In his worsening condition, Western Medicine wasn’t able to help much. While researching some alternative methods of coping with MS symptoms, we encountered an acupuncturist who managed to reduce some of them. It was a huge breakout that improved the quality of my dad’s life. This experience made me curious about Traditional Chinese Medicine. Despite studying Biomedical Engineering at that time, I decided to go against Science and enrolled for
a Basic Principles of TCM Course in Kraków, Poland.
While participating in the course, I fell in love with Chinese Medicine. I was especially impressed by its individual approach towards every patient.
Naturally, I wanted something more than just a single certificate.
I was suggested by a course provider to find a proper university degree in TCM abroad as
it is not possible to gain one in Poland.
As soon as I’ve learned about universities in the UK offering TCM courses, I was on my way to London.
For the next three years, I studied at London South Bank University which runs its TCM course in collaboration with the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As a part of the programme, I’ve spent over 400 hours working as a student practitioner
in the teaching acupuncture clinic in Elephant & Castle. I was very fortunate to study under some of the UK’s leading practitioners and be directly supervised by a range of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners from Heilongjiang University in North-East China.
As it was a science degree, it also covered the basics of the Western medicine and I am able to support any diagnosis you have received or treatment you are undertaking. I believe in combining Chinese and Western medicine and taking what’s best from both in order to restore your health and wellbeing.
Nowadays, I am a qualified acupuncturist with a BSc (Hons) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I’m also a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which is the main regulatory body for UK trained acupuncturists.
In addition to meeting strict regulatory standards, I make sure to undertake additional training courses to be able to provide best quality treatments possible.
Apart from my practice, you can also find me on the Cardiology wards of Hammersmith Hospital, where I work as a Healthcare Assistant.