Dan Franzke – BSc (Hons) TCM: Acupuncture; Dipl. TCM Herbal Medicine; Dipl. Tui Na Therapeutic Bodywork
Member of: The British Medical Acupuncture Society; The Acupuncture Society of Traditional Oriental Therapists; The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
- Acupuncture – Traditional and biomedical (‘Western’)
- Herbal Medicine – Based on traditional East-Asian principles and prescriptions
- Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Bodywork and Soft-Tissue Therapy
Any or all these three modalities can be combined within a treatment session/course depending on needs and preferences.
Treatment sessions may include dietary, lifestyle, and exercise advice based on the traditional East-Asian approach to health.
Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and therapeutic bodywork remain popular in Asia, with whole hospitals dedicated to them. There they are often seen for:
- Hay fever, asthma, and allergies
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestive, bowel and urinary problems
- Women’s health issues
- Some cases of fertility issues (male or female)
- IVF assistance
- Pregnancy support and aftercare
- Painful conditions and injuries
- Skin problems
- Emotional and stress-related issues
- Sleeping problems
- Neurological issues
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Smoking cessation, cravings, and support of addiction treatment
The World Health Organisation has included traditional East Asian medicine in its global compendium and in 2003 published a list of 28 conditions where acupuncture has shown to be effective and a another 63 where therapeutic effect has been shown but further proof is needed (WHO (2002) Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. World Health Organization, Geneva).
In Dan’s experience, success in treatment may vary depending on many individual factors and circumstances. Certain conditions may require referral to – or collaboration with – orthodox medicine or a qualified counsellor. Please contact Dan for an in-depth discussion of how he may best help you.
Living and working in Taiwan for five years, where acupuncture and traditional medicine are part of the national healthcare system, was the initial spark that started Dan on his path to study traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in TCM: Acupuncture after three years of full-time study at the University of Westminster in London. His training included over 400 hours of supervised clinical practice.
To further deepen his knowledge of East Asian medicine, Dan studied traditional herbal medicine for two years under Professor Shulan Tang, who is a graduate from two of China’s most prestigious traditional medical schools in Beijing and Nanjing, and has 40 years of clinical experience.
Dan has interned in two NHS acupuncture clinics: the Gateway Clinic in Lambeth (Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), and at St Leonard’s Hospital in Hackney.
To complement his knowledge of traditional acupuncture with the modern, evidence-informed aspect of this therapy, Dan became a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) in 2019. He integrates the best of both worlds: traditional expertise from centuries of combined experience of previous practitioners and contemporary insight gained through scientific research and evidence evaluation.
Between 2018 and 2020 Dan taught a short form of tai chi at the Ruth Winston Centre in Palmers Green, an activity and resource centre for people aged 50 and over. This form, simplified from the traditional Sun style of tai chi, was created by Dr.Paul Lam, an Australian MD, to make tai chi and its health benefits more accessible to the general public.
To become more well-rounded and to increase his musculoskeletal and pain expertise, Dan is currently studying part-time towards a Masters degree in osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy in London (UCO – formerly British School of Osteopathy). He aims to provide the best service possible to his patients and therefore is committed to continuously improve and deepen his knowledge. Osteopathic concepts such as the body’s ability of (in many cases) healing itself and seeing the body as an integrated whole unit resonate very well with the theories of traditional East-Asian medicine. Dan does not practice osteopathy yet but expects to graduate in 2024.
Dan is bilingual in English and German and has a working knowledge of French and Mandarin Chinese. He is passionate about Thai, Chinese, and Italian cuisine, enjoys blues music, practices tai chi and loves to read.
Dan’s approach is to treat the individual person and not just the disease. Optimal treatment results are only achieved if a person’s unique circumstances (constitution, health history, lifestyle etc) are considered. The ideal treatment is a harmonious balance between the patient’s wishes and preferences and the practitioner’s expertise. This cooperation may lead to the best possible outcome, helping the patient with their specific situation.
Dan utilises an integrated, pragmatic approach to treatment. By making use of both the contemporary evidence-informed and the traditional schools of acupuncture, he aims to provide the best possible patient care.
Thursdays and Fridays – 9 am – 6 pm
Weekends – By appointment only.
To make a booking or for any enquiries please contact 0795 710 6964 (mobile call/text message/WhatsApp)
- 45-50 minutes of treatment (including consultation and acupuncture and/or bodywork) – £70.00 (over 65/ under 18 years old – £ 60.00)
- Herbal prescriptions (if required) – additional £40.00/week
- Smoking cessation (block of six treatments) – £ 420.00
Card payments in advance only. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours will not be refunded.
Patients under the age of 18 will only be seen when accompanied by an adult guardian.
Dan is fully vaccinated against Covid 19 and, to maximise patient safety, will be wearing a face mask during consultation and treatment if required.
Treatment surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between patients. Please contact Dan if you have any queries or concerns.
Enquiries and Bookings:
- 07957106964 (mobile or WhatsApp)
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