About Us


We strive to provide the highest quality education
in the traditional medicine disciplines.

 

Training clinic for Middlesex University

The Park Clinic provides high quality, cost effective, traditional medicine consultations and treatments to the general public. It has been established as the clinical training facility for students studying Ayurvedic Medicine, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University. All consultations and treatments are conducted by senior students and supervised by experienced practitioners.

Our students work under the supervision of some of the leading names in complementary medicine in the UK.

 

A new centre in Colindale

Our premises and facilities were newly built in 2013 ensuring you are looked after in the highest quality consultation and treatment rooms.
Our practitioners include undergraduate and postgraduate students, all of whom have considerable experience and work under the supervision of some of the leading names in complementary medicine in the UK.

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Complementary health courses

Middlesex was the first university in the UK to offer practitioner training courses in complementary health, and has developed considerable expertise in this area. Those wishing to gain professional qualifications in the field can access a range of programmes, depending on their previous qualifications and background. All programmes are taught by highly-trained subject specialists and combine theoretical classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the clinic, giving graduates the confidence to tackle a wide spectrum of health problems.

Find out more about our complementary courses here.

Department of Mental Health, Social Work & Interprofessional Learning

The Park Clinic forms part of the Complementary Health cluster within the Department of Mental Health, Social Work & Interprofessional Learning. The department is one of the leading providers of Mental Health, Social Work Education and Complementary Health in the UK. There is a vast range of research activity within the department with over half of the department actively undertaking research in their chosen fields. Research in the department is lead by five professors: Prof Peter Ryan, Prof Rena Papadoupolous; Prof Betsy Thom; Prof Lynn McDonald; and Prof Allan Kellehear.

The School of Health and Education

The Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Inegrative Medicine sits within the School of Health and Education at Middlesex University.

The School of Health and Education offers excellence in teaching and research, and provides a dynamic and stimulating academic environment for students, as well as helping them further their career prospects. Most of the courses within the school carry professional status and we enjoy vibrant relationships with UK, European Union and international partners. This results in many opportunities for students to gain practical experience – for example in NHS Trusts, schools and local authorities. Our programmes are highly rated by the Quality Assurance Agency, Ofsted and partner NHS Trusts.

Find out more about the courses on offer within the School of Health and Education: Adult, child and midwifery, Complementary health, Education, London Sport Institute, Mental health, social work and inter-professional learning, Psychology.

Treatments


Patient care is our top priority

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It uses a holistic approach to diagnose, prevent and manage disease through therapies including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tuina Massage.

The research evidence for Chinese Medicine is building. For example acupuncture is recommended as a cost-effective option for lower back pain and headaches.

TCM Consultation

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or ‘life force’, flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced ‘chee’).

Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into the skin and underlying tissues in key ‘points’ for therapeutic or preventative purposes. The stimulation of certain “trigger points” – probably nerve fibres or receptors – with needles, electrical impulses or lasers is thought to induce rhythmic discharges that cause a release of endogenous opioids and oxytocin.
Acupuncture can help with:

  1. Short-term improvement in the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome (through electro-acupuncture at the SP6 point);
  2. Short-term relief of tension type headaches;
  3. Short-term relief of migraine headache;
  4. Short-term relief of chronic low back pain;
  5. Short-term relief of neck pain or chronic neck pain;
  6. Short-term relief from temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain;
  7. Temporary adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain.

 

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Western Herbal Medicine



Western Herbal Medicine has been used for over two thousand years. It incorporates the traditional use of herbs and contemporary pharmacological research and biomedical knowledge. It chiefly uses European herbs, but incorporates useful plants from different parts of the world.

 

Clinical trials are increasingly providing an evidence base for herbal medicine: three herbs that target major health challenges include Echinacea (for colds and immunity); St. John’s Wort (for depression) and Ginkgo (for dementia).

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Ayurveda Medicine



Ayurveda is an holistic health care system that originated in India several thousand years ago.

Treatment can include simple diet and lifestyle advice, food supplements or medicines, massage, psychological and emotional consulting, meditation and yoga.

Traditional Ayurvedic medicine and its practice are subject to ongoing scientific assessment supported by the Indian government.

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Dispensary


High quality, safe and affordable medicine.

Our modern dispensary is stocked with affordable, safe and high quality medicine from all three discipline areas;
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine.

We believe that complementary health should be accessible to all
and that’s why you will find our prices to be some of the most competitive in the market.
Take a look at our prices.

Our qualified and expert dispensers will ensure your medicine is prepared to the highest standards.

We only dispense medicine to our patients following a consultation.
However, we also offer a Repeat Prescription service, whereby our patients can call in to order a repeat of their most recent prescription
and we prepare it for collection or postage, following the agreement of the relevant practitioner.

Please contact the clinic to find out more or to arrange a Repeat Prescription.

 

 

 

 

 

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Courses


Tuina Massage Short Course

What is Tuina?
Tuina is a massage technique that is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a very popular massage therapy which dates back many centuries. Tuina involves specialist massage methods at specific points on the body, also known as acupoints and meridian channels. Tuina can be used as a standalone therapy or as an adjunct to other treatments. Tuina is widely used in China and other parts of South East Asia. Whilst some of the techniques are similar to those in Western/Swedish massage, overall the experience is more akin to Shiatsu and is a more therapeutic, than relaxing massage technique.

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for existing Healthcare practitioners (e.g. Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors), CAM practitioners (e.g. Herbalists, Reflexologists) and any other practitioners with Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent).

Practitioner accreditation
On successful completion of course and examination.

What will be taught?
The course will cover basic theory of Tuina and the meridian system, indications and contraindications of Tuina, acupoint and manipulation, nervous system complaints including insomnia, headaches, stress, digestive complaints, gynaecological complaints and many more.

When
Weekly classes from 12 April – 26 July 2016 on Tuesday evenings 5.30-8.30pm Exam: 6 September 2016 Coursework submission: 27 September 2016

Where
The Park Clinic
Nearest Tube: Colindale, Northern Line

Price
£900

Apply now

For more information contact
020 8411 4411
parkclinic@mdx.ac.uk

Price list


Treatment can include acupuncture and/or cupping:

    • First consultation: £30 (90 minutes);
    • Follow ups: £20 (60 minutes);
    • Available: Monday (AM, PM), Tuesday (AM, PM & evenings), Thursday (AM, PM & evenings), Friday (AM, PM), Saturday (AM).

 

Tuina massage:

    • Per treatment: £40 (30 minutes);
    • Only available on certain days, please ask for details.

    • First consultation: £30 (60 – 90 minutes);
    • Follow ups: £20 (45 – 60 minutes);
    • Available: Monday (AM, PM), Thursday (AM, PM), Friday (AM, PM).

Consultations:

    • First consultation: £30 (60 – 90 minutes);
    • Follow ups: £20 (30 – 60 minutes);
    • Available: Monday (AM, PM), Wednesday (PM)

 

Treatments:

    • Therapeutic full body massage: £40 (up to 60 minutes);
    • Marma Abhyanga: £40 (up to 60 minutes);
    • Pichu-ball: £30 (up to 60 minutes);
    • Netra Tarpana Tharpanam: £30 (up to 5 minutes);
    • Kativasthi: £35 (up to 60 minutes);
    • Head & shoulder massage: £30 (up to 45 minutes);
    • PindaSveda: £45 (up to 60 minutes).
    • Shirodhara: £65 (up to 90 minutes)

Depending on your condition, we may prescribe dried herbs, tinctures, teas, creams or syrups, or a combination of these. The cost of the medicine is dependent on how much is required for your specific needs.

The base costs of our medicine are:

    • Liquids (tinctures): £10/100ml;
    • Creams: £11-£20/100g (depending on complexity);
    • Powdered herbs: £9/100g;
    • Dried herbs: £6/100g.

Other charges:

    • Dispensing fee (for repeat prescriptions only): £8;
    • Postage charges: £5 – £10.00 (depending on weight).

Middlesex University students and staff are entitled to discounted prices on consultations and treatments .

Please ask a member of staff at the clinic for more details.

 PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE GONE CASHLESS AND ONLY ACCEPT

CREDIT & DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS

 

 

 

Contact Us


Questions or comments?
Please get in touch.

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The Park Clinic,

7 Boulevard Drive, Beaufort Park

Colindale, London, NW9 5HF

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Write to us

For all enquires, please drop us an email.

ParkClinic@mdx.ac.uk

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For bookings, repeat prescriptions and general enquires, please give us a call.

020 8411 4411