Acupuncture from Dr Rosemary Alexander

Acupuncture is proven to help many conditions including spinal pain, osteoarthritis, migraine and infertility and is now recommended in NICE guidelines. Dr Alexander is registered as an acupuncture specialist with all major medical insurance companies.

Dr Alexander has  been practicing acupuncture for 30 years, initially training in Shanghai and Sri Lanka. She is a qualified GP and also works as an associate specialist in rheumatology/musculoskeletal (MSK) clinics.

Currently she holds clinics in:

  • Pinner, Middlesex
    Elliott Hall Medical Centre, 165-167 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End HA5 5EA 
 Tues pm and Fri pm 
 Mon pm, Fri pm and Sat am
 Fri pm and Sat am

She uses both chinese and western acupuncture, often combined with other techniques, to treat a wide range of conditions and ailments that research has shown to benefit from acupuncture. With initial consultations priced from £45, acupuncture is an affordable option for many people. As a part-time GP, she will always recommend the most appropriate treatment, whether it is conventional medicine available from your NHS GP, or one of the variety of acupuncture treatments she offers.

"After 3 weeks of cluster headaches the response to acupuncture was dramatic and wonderful." - AM

Some of the conditions that respond well to acupuncture are :-

Back and Neck Pain, Chronic Headaches, Osteoarthrits (eg Knee), Shoulder Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis, Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia, Allergies (inc. Hay Fever, Asthma, Eczema), Stress and Anxiety, Menopausal Symptoms, and Infertility.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

NICE has been recommending acupuncture as an alternative to medication on the NHS for back pain since 2009, and now recommend acupuncture for back pain and chronic headache as an alternative to drugs. A systematic review in 2012 (3) of 29 RCTs show that acupuncture is successful in :

  • back and neck pain
  • chronic headaches
  • osteoarthrits eg knee
  • shoulder pain

Further research shows acupuncture can help slimming, and animal work in Japan using acupuncture has shown an increase in fracture healing. Other conditions that can be benefited are :

  • allergies - eg hay fever/eczema
  • stress/anxiety
  • facial pain
  • sciatica
  • menopausal symptoms
  • infertility

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020 8421 3277

Please note that all consultations are by appointment only. 

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Tietze's Syndrome

Dr Alexander is currently doing research on Tietze`s Syndrome (costochondritis), which is thought to be a viral illness and responds very well to acupuncture. This can mimic a heart attack and is a recurrent pain in the middle of the chest which can be very severe.

Patients are being treated at no charge as they will be put in a case series.

Meralgia Paraesthetica

Dr Alexander is still seeing patients with Meralgia Paraesthetica from a wide catchment area which has a 98% success rate with acupuncture in her study. Discounted rates are available if financial hardship.

Coccidinia or Coccygeal Pain

In her new MSK post Dr Alexander is seeing patients with coccidinia or coccygeal pain, which can also respond well to acupuncture due to contraction of deep gluteal muscles. She is currently looking for more patients. This is a condition which can be very difficult to treat.