Acupuncturist and Clinic Director
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Bodywork / TuiNa
- Abdominal Zang-Fu Massage
- Cupping & gua sha
Conny can be contacted on 07796 478 946.
Conny Cooper (previously Duxbury) is an experienced practitioner who believes in bringing together the deeper principles of Chinese Medicine with the insights of Western medicine.
Over the years, Conny has developed the solid understanding of Chinese culture that is necessary for traditional acupuncture and herbal medicine to be used to their full potential. She has also worked alongside conventional (Western) doctors to learn how to best use the two systems together.
She believes in a hands-on approach which uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork and a variety of other techniques – whichever combination is necessary to achieve the required change in body and mind for the patient.
Having worked at an NHS pain clinic at the Royal Free Hospital, Conny excels at de-mystifying acupuncture and aims to make it available as a straightforward and effective modality of treatment. She has also completed several internships at Chinese hospitals which has enabled her to more effectively use acupuncture for pain conditions.
“A perspective of calm and strength for a stress-free life”
Conny draws on her background as a Tai Chi teacher for a practical understanding of the nature of stress, its impact on the body, and, most importantly, what can be done about it through treatment and awareness. While it is not always possible to change some stressful aspects of life, much can be done to face these aspects from a stronger perspective.
“Women’s health – hormonal balance for quality of life”
A woman’s reproductive cycle is closely linked to her moods and many other bodily functions. Addressing any imbalances there can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life in many other areas. Conny has a special interest in women’s health issues including working with increasing fertility, smoothing the menopause, and dealing with pregnancy ailments.
A bit of background…
Since graduating with a BSc in acupuncture from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA), Conny has been on several study trips to China to witness how acupuncture is used there in a conventional hospital setting. These trips were real eye-openers as to what it is possible to achieve when acupuncture is used consistently and skilfully. She has an MSc from the University of Westminster in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In London, Conny also worked at the Pain Clinic of the Royal Free Hospital with Dr Ordman and the medical team there, where she gained extensive experience of treating musculo-skeletal and other painful conditions. There she also as learnt to liaise with a conventional medical team.
Between 2006 and 2010, Conny was a lecturer and module co-ordinator at the LCTA, sharing her passion and experience with future practitioners, before going on maternity leave.
As a former long-term student of the Mei Quan Academy of Tai Chi, Conny brings into her treatments a deep understanding of Eastern body movement, how our bodies are meant to move naturally and gracefully. She has also had a keen interest in Eastern philosophy for many years and enjoys sharing with her patients any relevant aspects of this which might help them to live more easily and harmoniously.
More recently, she has been training with Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head from the Association for Traditional Studies to further her understanding of classical acupuncture. Their tangible, hands-on approach naturally builds on her previous foundations.
Conny is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).