MAEVE HEAVEY - Family Acupuncturist and Herbalist

about Maeve

To make an appointment call 0208 808 0134

I studied acupuncture in a three year course at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The school is now part of Westminster College and one of the few accredited training programmes in the UK.

After graduating in 1992 I started my acupuncture practice at a GP surgery, incorporating my complementary skills in a conventional medical setting. I also began working at Muswell Healing Arts. I have worked at both places ever since.

I continue to further my studies, for example an area I have specialist post graduate training in is paediatric acupuncture and tuina/infant massage. In 1996 I also started work as the acupuncturist for the internationally renowned Active Birth Centre having completed specialist training in the use of acupuncture in pregnancy and childbirth. In addition I trained in the use of acupuncture for the treatment of infertility.

I have always been interested in herbalism as part of the holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To complement acupuncture I studied aromatherapy, Japanese Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Dermatology. These studies ultimately led me to three years intensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine. I now incorporate herbalism in my treatment, particularly for infertility and gynaecological problems.

My work at the GP practice has brought me into contact with a broad range of patients from infants to the elderly and a wide variety of ailments. My eight years as the acupuncturist for the Active Birth Centre has given me unique experience in treating all the common problems of pregnancy including induction and breech babies. Working at the family oriented Muswell Healing Arts has afforded me the opportunity of treating many of the illnesses of infancy and childhood. It has also enabled me to develop an excellent rapport with babies and children.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Certificates of Training
Post Graduate Paediatric Acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Dermatology
Japanese Herbal Medicine
Aromatherapy Massage and Bodywork
Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy
Clinical Aromatherapy & Massage Obstetrics
ITEC Massage

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'Maeve had been recommended by my cousin who had sung her praises to the skies because she had supported her during pregnancy. I had heard she was brilliant, caring, accessible and committed.
I see her as a brave and courageous practitioner, she 'walks her talk' and is not afraid to be honest and upfront.
Her treatment has a truly human dimension. She has a wonderful laugh and that has a strong healing effect. She has put a great deal of energy and commitment into the healing process and I feel that she really cares about the outcome.'

'It was very encouraging on the very first session to be questioned about my health in general and have a practitioner who did not shroud the whole idea in some sort of mysticism but who was very sane and down to earth. One particular aspect that has impressed me is the way Maeve is always updating her knowledge, attending courses and keeping up with current research. She does not confine herself to the area of acupuncture alone but looks at the broader issues.'