Odette is a degree-qualified Acupuncturist and a practitioner of various forms of bodywork, therapeutic massage and Qigong. She is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, and graduated from The London School of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Coupling her strong desire to make a career helping people in the community with her passion for tackling health concerns using a holistic approach, Odette has been volunteered as an acupuncturist for a number of charitable causes and associations throughout London.
She currently works privately in both the charming West Hampstead Acupuncture clinic as well as Ashlins in Walthamstow. And in October 2016 she opened her community acupuncture practice Dao Nu in order to be able to make acupuncture available to everyone.
She is renowned for her integrative approach of various disciplines as part of a holistic healthcare. She combines traditional Chinese medicine techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, cupping and gua sha with specific types of massage and life style advice particularly on nutrition, exercise and relaxation.
Treatments with Odette often incorporate Tuina, deep tissue massage and/or muscle and tendon stretching techniques; tailored to the individual needs for improved results. They are enhanced by the therapeutic properties of organic essential oils that restore harmony, facilitate self-healing, improve energy levels and relieve stress.
Her passion for ancient Chinese philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine came thanks to her interest of Chinese martial arts and Qigong, which she has been practicing for the last 15 years. Since then she has been deeply inspired by the Taoist understanding of health, nature, life and death.
But most of all, Odette loves what she does, she is very passionate about Chinese Medicine and so proud to be able to provide her patients with an effective treatment that addresses the underlying causes of the manifesting symptoms in order to bring the whole body back to balance and regain health without the use of synthetic drugs.
Specialist areas of treatment
Odette successfully treats a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions and sport injuries, such as sciatica, neck, shoulder and back pain.
She has a special interest in fertility and gynecological conditions including unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriages, endometriosis, PCOS and ovarian or uterine cysts. However, regardless of what the western medical diagnosis is, she doesn’t treat individual symptoms; she improves fertility and women’s health by treating the whole person (body, mind and emotions) to restore their optimal health. She often helps women who want support with IVF and other assisted fertility procedures.
She also treats stress related conditions including IBS, depression, insomnia and headaches. As well as treating a range of conditions from unexplained western diagnosis or ineffective treatment.