“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are ”

Chinese proverb



Catherine Adelaja   Dip.Ac, DipCHM, MAcS TCM, B.A


I travelled in Asia and worked in Hong Kong and Japan for 4 years in my early 20‘s. During this period I developed a great interest in Chinese and Japanese cultures : In particular the philosophy, traditional methods of paper making and Tai chi. During this time I was treated with Oriental Medicine and the seeds were planted. Later, on my return to England I went on to study Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Moxibustion at the London Academy of Oriental medicine and qualified in 1997 after 4 years of study.

After the completion of my studies I returned to Asia when I was awarded a Scholarship for 1 year from the British Council for post-graduate studies in Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese medicine, China. Here my studies were clinic based in Tianjin Traditional Medicine Hospital. In the in-patient ward primarily treating patients with strokes and in the out-patients treating both acute and chronic conditions of pain. The experience gained was invaluable. Not only did I gain confidence and knowledge in the subject but I also saw, learnt, and practised the various methods of Chinese Medicine and could see the efficacy of how Acupuncture can work.


Following my studies I have worked both in private practice and for the NHS treating a wide range of conditions. I have also worked in Drug and Alcohol centres : Kingston CDAT, Kalideoscope and the Blenheim project treating addictions of both prescribed and non prescribed drugs.

I am currently working both in private practice in Crystal Place and in New Malden 

I am a member of the Acupuncture society that have strict codes of conduct. Members have undertaken to operate within high professional and ethical standards which are reflected in the Societies Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations, Code of Safe practice, Complaints procedures , CPD and insurance requirement.

  • Fertility

  • Women's health

  • Headaches and pain

  • Digestive conditions

  • Stress and anxiety 

  • Insomnia

  • Tiredness

  • Addiction


If you would like to book into either the Crystal Palace clinic or New Malden Clinic or would like to enquire whether acupuncture may help you please phone or email.





2018 Catherine Adelaja