Xu Clinic

Xu Clinic
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COVID- 19 update

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at step 4 from Monday 19th July 2021, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK. Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors. That means staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any healthcare setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment. The following measures remain in place to provide safe visits for patients attending clinic: 

  • COVID-19 prescreening reminders for all patients before each session
  • Spaced out appointments to allow social distancing, cleaning/sanitising and venting time between patients. Please do not arrive early as the room needs to be vented for your safety
  • Hand sanitiser, hand washing, hepa air filter and complementary Type IIR face mask provision
  • Practitioner wearing full PPE. Patients are encouraged to wear a face covering
  • For those who are shielding and unable to attend clinic, virtual consultation is available by appointment

Welcome to Xu Clinic

I am Ivy Xin Xu, the founder of Xu Clinic.  I am an experienced fully licensed acupuncturist and herbalist providing traditional acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine service.

I help patients with a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. I also actively paticipate in reseach project on acupuncture and keep a running blog of real patient case studies to show case the effectivenss of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. 

I come from a family of Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners spanning three generations in Wuhan, China.  Please click here to find out more about me. 

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy that has over 3,000 years of history. In China, acupuncture is practised alongside western medicine in state-owned hospitatls and doctors of both disciplines often cross-refer patients for intergrated care to obtain the optimum treatment results.  For further information on acupuncture, please click here.

Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been practised in China since the 3rd century BC. Each prescription is carefully constructed for individual patient. It can be used alongside common western medical prescription and causes minimal side effects. I use Swiss pharmaceutical herbal brand Sunten® for its high quality herb supply, strict quality control and rigorous plant identification process. This is supplied by Herbprime Co. Ltd, a sole distributor of Sunten® pharmaceuticals in the UK and an approved supplier of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). Royal Mail and DPD courier service are used for herbal medicine prescription delivery, majority of patients receive their herbal prescription on the following working day.

Fertility, IVF support and Women's Health

I support women who wish to conceive naturally as well as going through assisted reproduction process such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). A full consultation is offered to evaluate your fertility recording (and fertility test results if available) and diagnose underline causes based on Traditional Chinese Medicine patterns theory, discuss your diet, lifestyle habits, suggest what you can do to improve nutrition and wellbeing as well as explore different emotions experienced in your fertiltiy journey. Treatment plan consist of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine will be explained to support you at different stages of your menstrual cycle to address underlying conditions, balance hormone level, reduce anxiety and boost fertility.

Next steps to helping you

If you are suffering from any illnesses or symptoms and would like to experience the benefits of traditional acupuncture treatment, please contact me for an initial consultation which includes a full diagnosis of your condition and assessment of your medical history, based on which a comprehensive treatment plan and relevant dietary and lifestyle advice will be discussed with you.  The initial consultation usually lasts approximately 30 minutes and is conducted over the phone. Following initial consultation, follow up acupuncture treatment sessions to implement the treatment plan will take up to 30 minutes at each visit. Herbal medicine may be prescribed to assist treatment if requried.