Acupuncture & Craniosacral Therapy in York. Online Chinese herbal medicine prescribing for the UK and Europe.

I offer all my clients:

  • A caring approach – I care about my clients and mindfulness techniques play an important role in my work.
  • A wealth of experience – I have 30 years of clinical experience. I have supported clients experiencing pain, trauma, stress, fatigue and a multitude of health problems. 
  • A holistic and truly complementary perspective – I look at the whole picture, listening carefully to my client’s illness story and considering all their symptoms.
  • Care from a registered practitioner – I am registered with the AAC (Association of Acupuncture Clinicians), which is part of the British Acupuncture Federation and the CSTA (Craniosacral Therapy Association). I was a member of the RCHM (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the ATCM (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine) for more than two decades. I am a member of the Herbal Alliance, an umbrella organisation that brings herbal medicine practitioners together.
  • Care from a practitioner with an understanding of clinical research – I have a background in clinical research and a PhD in Health Sciences.

As well as seeing patients in my York clinic I offer an online/remote consultation prescription service for Chinese herbal medicine and well-being support. Only registered practitioners can prescribe herbal medicines in the UK and Europe. I am registered with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & I prescribe high quality granules, which are a convenient way to use Chinese herbs. Working with accredited herbal pharmacies in the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands, I am able to support patients to access herbal medicine in the UK and throughout Europe. Please click this link to find out more about this service. In the UK the herbs are provided by Herbprime and SunTen products are used.

The highest standards in hygiene and safety, required by the Government, are in place to let you benefit from treatment during the pandemic in my clinic:

✔ A peaceful ambiance and safe secure environment where social distancing is easily followed by everybody
✔ Hand sanitisers are conveniently offered
✔ Spare face masks and gloves are available for you – just ask
✔ Clients are asked about COVID-19 symptoms and appraised as safe to be treated
✔ Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): in line with Government guidance
✔ Couch sanitation between each appointment/ couch bedding changed
✔ The treatment room and toilet are regularly sanitised with antibacterial spray
✔ Bring your own blanket, water, and use your preferred PPE
✔ Pay the way you prefer

Please click this link to find out more about clinic treatment – in person appointments. 

A peaceful ambiance in the treatment room

During the Covid pandemic I offer a free online consultation prior to the in person consultation to talk about the case and take a case history.

“Sylvia is a lovely, thoughtful and intuitive person who makes a very careful diagnosis and prescribes a holistic treatment. The herbs she prescribed for me arrived in the post the day after my appointment and are very gentle and actually taste good! I can feel them gradually working for me already. With Chinese herbal medicine, the prescription is individual and is adjusted as you improve, dealing with every aspect of a condition until full health is restored, with no nasty or frightening side effects. I thoroughly recommend Sylvia and her online appointment service. Talking to her on Skype was almost like being in her clinic” (Catherine T. Kirkudbright, Scotland)

“I highly highly recommend Sylvia’s services, particularly for her knowledge and understanding on Chinese herbs and how they can support health. For several years I saw an acupuncturist back in Australia who also provided Chinese herbs for me each fortnight. These herbs definitely helped me in a number of ways, however there was never any improvement on my primary concern, which was regularly suffering headaches and migraines due an extreme intolerance to sugar, where even prescription pain killers would do little to ease the pain. However within a matter of weeks of seeing Sylvia online, she was able to create a formula for me that was amazing. After almost 8 years of weekly headaches and migraines, I now have so much more freedom to go about my day and not be crippled by pain in bed all day, and I owe it to Sylvia.” (Laura, Leeds)

Please call me on 07779799110 or email me at if you would like to book an appointment (remote consultation or clinic appointment), have an queries, or would like to discuss your health issues.

I look forward to meeting you.