Apothecary Natural Health Centre

Hammersmith West London

Our Treatments


This well established form of treatment can be used to treat many physical conditions, including back and neck injuries, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sports injuries etc. We can also offer rehabilitation for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, strokes and head injuries. Our approach involves hands on techniques including massage, mobilisation, manual traction and manipulation, as well as a full range of exercises, stretches, postural and lifestyle advice.

At Apothecary Natural Health Centre we provide treatments tailored to you as an individual. As well as assessing and treating the affected area, we assess and rebalance the whole body and work with you to regain fitness and stamina.

Our aim is to help you get back to work, sport and the things in life you want to do.


This is a versatile form of treatment which can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, both acute and longterm, and rebalance the body as a whole. During the treatment very fine needles are inserted into specific points along specific channels of qi (energy). The procedure is virtually painless and many people experience a feeling of relaxation during and after the session.

We assess and treat you as an individual, looking at all aspects of your health and lifestyle. Traditional Chinese methods of diagnosis are used, which include taking your pulse, looking at your tongue and observing your posture. We then discuss the best approach to treatment - often a combination of acupuncture and tuina massage - and work with you to support changes in your diet, exercise, relaxation and general lifestyle.

Tuina Chinese Massage

At Apothecary we have a particular specialism in tuina Chinese massage. This  versatile and effective therapy, probably the precursor of acupuncture alongside which it is often used, has grown and developed over the past few thousand years. It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, both physical and internal, including: joint pain, injuries and imbalances; migraine and tension headaches, IBS and digestive imbalances, asthma and respiratory conditions, menstrual and fertility issues, insomnia and anxiety. The techniques are often gentle, but the effects deep and long lasting. It is usually administered through light clothing.

Cupping & Chinese Herbal Medicine

This traditional medicine uses combinations of herbs to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is especially effective for digestive problems, hormonal changes, fertility issues and skin conditions. A herbal prescription is created on an individual basis and will be changed as the condition changes. Patients usually see the practitioner every two weeks to be reassessed.

Cupping is an ancient technique used in many countries. Large glass cups are heated with a flame and pressed on to the affected part of the body for form a vacuum. The cups may be left in place of a few minutes or drawn along the skin. Cupping is particularly effective at releasing tight muscles and promoting healing by warming the area and increasing the blood circulation.


Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is an ancient system with a unique approach to health, which has evolved and changed over time so that it remains highly relevant today. It offers simple, but effective solutions to a wide range of both short and long term conditions.

There are five main styles of practice – acupuncture, tuina massage, herbs, qi gong exercises and dietary advice. They may be used individually or in combination and offer an effective alternative or complement to conventional medicine. Your practitioner will be able to discuss them with you and recommend the best approach for your condition.

Chinese medicine seeks to treat the root of health problems by treating the person as an individual and as a whole physically, energetically and emotionally. It looks for connections between the different areas of the body and takes into account all the factors which may be affecting a persons health and life, including accidents and illnesses, emotions and tension, work, diet and sport.

In addition to the hands on treatment practical advice on exercise, relaxation, diet and nutrition may be given.


Traditional Japanese bodywork which is based on the principles and underlying philosophy of Chinese medicine. Like the Chinese techniques it works on the whole, focusing on channels of energy and pressure points. Where there is a lack of flow there will be symptoms or the beginnings of disease. The practitioner draws the atttention to this lack of flow to enable the person to awaken their healing potential. It is usually administered through light clothing and practitioners often use a futon mattress on the floor, rather than a treatment couch.



Initial assessment and treatment £70

  • Acupuncture (excluding facial)
  • Tuina Massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine*
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology

Follow-up treatments £65 - 70

  • Acupuncture (excluding facial)
  • Tuina Massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine*
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology

Facial Acupuncture with facial massage £75 per session or £530 for eight sessions

includes one free session

To book or if you have a question about any of our treatments please contact us

* The cost of herbs will vary according to the prescription

Please give at least 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment. Less than this and we will charge 50% of the cost to cover lost income and the time it takes to try to refill the slot.

Rosey Grandage is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with major health insurers (please contact us for more information). Normally, the cost of physiotherapy is covered by private medical insurance, although this depends on the patient’s individual policy. We would ask you to check with your insurer prior to commencing treatment and to obtain the necessary authorisation code.

Low Cost Clinic is currently not running, but if you contact one of our practitioners can probably see you at a reduced rate. Tuina 3

The aim of this clinic is two fold:

  • To provide an acupuncture and tuina massage service to those on low incomes.
  • To provide a supportive continuing learning environment for junior practitioners.

Junior practitioners who have recently completed a diploma in Qi Gong Tuina and/or a degree course in Acupuncture staff the clinic. There are experienced practitioners available should they wish to discuss a case.

Treatments: Acupuncture and Tuina Massage (excluding facial acupuncture)

Cost: £50 per session