Laura Ichajapanich - Acupuncture

Laura Ichajapanich - Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Tui Na Massage

Laura was born in Asia and has returned to her roots through her interest in Chinese medical and martial arts. Laura has been teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung for 25 years and practicing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for many years. She has a Masters degree, with distinction, in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) from South Bank University and spent six months at Heilongjiang University (China) where she studied with the leading experts in the field. 

Laura has gone on to study Toyohari Japanese acupuncture and offers treatments using subtle yet powerful non-invasive needling techniques. Not only is she vastly experienced in the area of East Asian medicine and movement she also brings great warmth, kindness and compassion to her treatments. 

What is acupuncture and Chinese medicine?

Acupuncture is complete health system that treats the body as a whole. Illness, both physical and emotional is considered to be an imbalance in the meridians and organs of the body which can be treated by using fine needles or moxibustion (heat treatment) to redirect the flow of qi to restore health and wellbeing.

How can it help?

Laura has developed a practice that incorporates the yang sheng (life nourishing) aspect of exercise with a more hands on approach of tuina (Chinese massage) and the powerful yet subtle techniques of traditional Chinese acupuncture. Laura’s approach is one that is tailored and personalised to your specific experience and symptoms. 

Laura’s clients come for help with both physical and mental wellbeing, with symptoms including:

  • Stress

  • Depression, anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Pain – chronic, musculoskeletal, low-back, shoulder, elbow, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, prostatitis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Headaches, migraines

  • Allergic respiratory rhinitis (hay fever), asthma

  • Digestive problems, IBS, dyspepsia

  • Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s, MS)

  • Infertility, IVF

  • Gynecological issues, menopausal issues

The British acupuncture council have excellent fact sheets listing the benefits and the evidence base for treatments. 

The most important aspect of healing is the skill of the therapist, the engagement of the client, the relationship between the therapist and client created by the care and compassion of the therapist. Laura is an excellent practitioner and a kind, generous and diligent person.

"Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, Mastering yourself is true power" Lao-Tzu

Treatment  and booking details

Initial Consultation and Treatment £80 - 1hr

Follow up Acupuncture and/or Tui Na (Chinese pressure point massage) Treatment £70 - 45mins/1hr

No/low income rate £40 for 45mins (2pm-4pm)

Laura is at the Waterloo centre on Tuesdays and Fridays at 34 Colombo Street SE1 8DP and is also at the Covent Garden Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays.

TO BOOK please call 020 8901 6466 or contact Laura on 07939 043580 or email

If you are interested in Qigong classes please contact Laura to find out more about her classes at Morley College and also at the Colombo Centre on Fridays at 10am

To find out more about Laura visit