Autumn & Winter in acupuncture

‘If winter is not restful and we are tired at the end of it, then it is hard to join in with the surge of energy which accompanies the beginning of spring.’

‘In autumn it is best to go to sleep earlier and maintain a peaceful mind in order to mitigate the decaying effects of autumn; to restrain one’s will outwardly in order to preserve the energy of the lungs’ (Simple Questions, Su Wen, Chapter Two). Isobel Cosgrove,  mentor for acupuncture practitioners . It is even more vital in winter to ‘conserve one’s energy, protect the kidneys and adapt one’s lifestyle to the season.’ (Giovanni Maciocia, Three Treasures News). Acupuncture synchronises the natural rhythms of your body to that of the seasons.


I’m Patrick Thamotheram, a qualified acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council which is the main regulatory body for UK trained acupuncturists. I practice at Chaim Centre, opposite Willesden Green Tube station and Henderson Court Health and Positive Living Hub, Hampstead, more details on my contacts page. However, I am happy to do home visits if you are unable to come to the centre.

I specialise in:

pain • anxiety • stress • low energy • insomnia • digestive problems • blood pressure • sciatica • arthritis • fertility support • menstrual issues • migraine