Acupuncture OrpingtonPeople often choose acupuncture as a treatment for a specific symptom or condition. Denise Callaghan hears countless patients testify to the great benefits of treatment with acupuncture. Founded over 300 years ago in China, the practice of acupuncture was developed to help maintain the body’s overall balance. After careful examination of their patients, Chinese practitioners observed that there are passages within the body known as meridians in which energy, or Chi flows through. It is believed that destruction of these paths causes physical and emotional imbalance. The insertion of acupuncture needles works to restore mental and physical wellness by stimulating certain pressure points within the body. This stimulation releases endorphins and allows the free flow of energy to continue.

After four years training at the British School of Osteopathy, Denise Callaghan became intrigued by the benefits reported with the practice of acupuncture. Upon research, she decided that it could be a perfect accompaniment to her Osteopathic training and so she took a course in Medical Acupuncture at the Centre for Study in Complimentary Medicine in Southampton. She then took a 3 year course in Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture at the British College of Acupuncture before travelling to China, the birthplace of acupuncture and studying alongside the best in the field in order to perfect her technique. Denise now uses acupuncture as a combination with osteopathy and has treated patients with a number of conditions from pain to addiction, receiving great testimony to the benefits of the combination of both practices.

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Most recently, Denise has studied acupuncture for fertility and has undergone training at the renowned Zita West for fertility clinic in London for 15 years. Using her specialised technique and training has enabled her to help many women on their way to conceiving. For more information on this, please refer to the fertility tab on the left hand side.

After an initial assessment, Denise Callaghan advises the patient on the treatment that would be most suited to their condition. An explanation is given to the patient before any acupuncture is administered and regular evaluations of the patient’s progress is undertaken.

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“I highly recommend Denise and her amazing techniques in Acupuncture.

I was finding it hard to locate my ovulation throughout 2018, so after reading reviews on Denise’s web page I had brought a course of Acupuncture to try and level set my cycles and ovulation in hope of trying for a baby in the new year. Denise told me to not even think of babies for at least 3 months whilst we work on cycle regularisation. I went back and told my husband this and our plan.

I started my first treatment on the first day of my cycle, returning weekly for further sessions…. I was pregnant before I even reached my next cycle.

I continued Acupuncture throughout my pregnancy for anxiety and to ensure healthy blood flow around the foetus.

We now have a beautiful healthy baby girl & I genuinely believe this is all down to Denise, her treatments which helped me along a path that meant so much to me and my husband. Thank you so much Denise.”


“I just wanted to let you know that I fell pregnant in January. Still very early days but I just wanted to say thank you for the course of acupuncture you gave me as I’m sure this had a positive role to play.”


“I have been having treatment from Denise for the past few months and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Denise has proved herself to be wise, nurturing and highly effective at treating the wide range of health problems i have presented with – from my knotted and painful neck, neuralgia and now my painful feet. Denise treats in a holistic and very detailed way, I have rarely felt any pain from the needles, but I have always felt huge benefits and relaxation from the treatments. I feel very supported and enriched by Denise and her expert and precise treatments.”

Louise McIntosh

Louise McIntosh

“Denise was prompt at getting in contact with my partner who had been suffering with shoulder pain. Denise gave a practical consultation and after only a couple of sessions my partner’s shoulder is much better. A big thank you to Denise who hasn’t only just helped my partner to feel 100% again but has opened my eyes to the benefits of alternative medicine!”

Luke Richards

“I hate needles. But I hate pills more; so when I was introduced to Denise I thought I’d approach her as I was having more than minor pains in my wrist and elbows; mostly due to using a computer, iphone and ipad! Denise assured me that she could treat me without needles and she was right! After only one session I was cured and I haven’t had a problem since. Not only did Denise treat me, but she also advised me on how to prevent the pain coming back in the future.

Now I always tell my friends that when they think they need a pill, they actually need Denise. Everyone should have Denise Callaghan in their lives! A very happy and now loyal customer.”

Steph Lee

“As a qualified solicitor based in Catford, I feel that I am qualified to give this testimonial.

For a long time I was troubled with a very painful wrist, which was mostly from overuse of a computer. At times my wrist was so painful that I could not bear any weight on it at all and getting dressed was becoming a struggle.

After just a few visits with Denise the change was remarkable! As a very active scout leader I was greatly inhibited by the pain but through electrotherapy and manipulation I was back putting up tents, sailing and running games. I have not been troubled with pain since.

I would thoroughly recommend Denise to anyone; she is highly knowledgeable and experienced in her field having undergone a remarkable list of training. Her calm nature makes you feel immediately at ease and I even looked forward to my appointments.”

Kirstie Edmondson

“I have been suffering from pain in my right forearm for longer than I can remember and just thought that it would be something I had to just put up with. I met Denise and booked in to try acupuncture, in 2 sessions Denise managed to cure me from my pain – I was worried about the pain of needles (I cannot stand them!) but it was painless and did the job, so if I’m ever in the situation where I have the pain again, I won’t be hanging around before calling Denise.”

Nathan Kelsey

Nathan Kelsey

“I had really bad back problems and arthritis. Since having treatment I am much better.”

Norma Glover

Norma Glover

“I had foot problems following a bunion operation and my treatment has made my foot much less painful and increased my ability to dance and exercise again.”

Helen Badger

Helen Badger

“I sustained a bad knee ligament injury whilst skiing. The acupuncture treatment reduced the swelling dramatically. Then future treatment exercise has hastened my recovery. I would not have been so mobile so quickly without my treatment with Denise.”

Kath Jones

Kath Jones

“I suffered a severe stroke in 2004 and after the hospital therapy had been exhausted I was unable to walk without the use of a stick as my balance was poor. I also had intermittent sharp pains through my left eye and a pins and needles sensation on my right side. The stroke specialist prescribed a drug to reduce the discomfort but unfortunately it had the effect of a very strong tranquilliser and I was unable to function at all. In 2006 it was suggested that I try acupuncture and I started a course of therapy with Denise Callaghan which improved the eye pain quickly and improved my balance to a stage where I rarely require a stick to walk. The treatment also reduced the intensity of the pins and needles which had been quite distressing, gradually ‘washing’ the sensation down my leg and then later down to my foot. When I had my first consultation with Denise there were no guarantees of success, but I only wish I had started acupuncture two years earlier. It worked for me!”

Mr B Samuels


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