ABOUT CRISPIN GORDON
Hi I’m Crispin and as you’ve no doubt gathered already, I am an acupuncturist!
I’ve been practicing acupuncture since 2006, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Prior to that, I was a Shiatsu practitioner – Shiatsu is a Japanese body therapy that like acupuncture, is founded upon the principles underlying Chinese Medicine.
I FEEL VERY
TO PRACTICE ACUPUNCTURE-IT’S A TRULY WONDERFUL FORM OF MEDICINE THAT HELPS PEOPLE IN SO MANY WAYS
During my career I have worked in a variety of clinical environments and have treated many people with various types of conditions. Shortly after qualifying I began practicing at the NHS’s specialist acupuncture clinic in Lambeth known as ‘The Gateway Clinic’, and from practicing there I learned effective protocols for treating people in pain – be it musculo-skeletal pain, headaches and pain associated with gynaecological conditions.
I have treated extensively in the sphere of HIV care since 2008. I began that journey when I started practicing for the Terence Higgins Trust at ‘The Lighthouse’ in Notting Hill. These days I continue work in that field by practicing at the ‘River House’ HIV day centre in Hammersmith.
I co-founded the community focused ‘Portobello Affordable Acupuncture’ (PAA) in 2015. This is a low-cost, multi-bed clinic which was set up with the specific aim of offering acupuncture to those who otherwise would not normally be able to afford it. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, it operated every Wednesday afternoon out of the Venture Community Centre in North Kensington.
In addition to those ventures, I have consistently treated out of my private practice since qualifying in 2006. In that time, I have helped a wide array of people with many different conditions from those in long-lasting discomfort to those with issues around fertility; and from people affected with digestive conditions, to those in need of support and nurture.
In all I feel very blessed to be practicing acupuncture as it is a truly wonderful form of medicine that helps people in so many ways.