Private GP

Dr Suzanne Saideman 
MBChB MRCGP DFSRH
Private GP
 
Dr Suzanne Saideman is originally from Manchester and graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 and has been working as a GP since 1999.
Saideman Practice offers a fresh concept in primary care based medicine which aims to give quality holistic personalised care allowing time to address all the health concerns and underlying concerns of a patient and offer rapid diagnoses for complex problems.
Dr Saideman aims to cater for all aspects of General Practice but with a particular focus and passion on all aspects of Women's Health (including Family Planning, Sexual Health, IUD and IUS fittings and removal, Fertility, Menstrual Problems, Premenstrual Syndrome, Mental Health and Menopausal Health.)
www.saidemanpractice.com
 

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture and Chinese Dietary Therapy

Acupuncture is part of the traditional medicine of China which includes Herbs, Dietary Therapy, Massage and Exercise. It is probably the most ancient system of healing in the world and has been continuously refined during its 3000 year history.

Chinese Medicine has its own understanding of physiology (how we function), pathology (how we become ill and diseased) and aetiology (what can make us unwell).

Based on a person's symptoms, general characteristics and lifestyle, a diagnosis is reached and an individual treatment plan is developed.

The plan may well include a combination of Acupuncture, Qi Gong lifestyle and Dietary Therapy.
 

Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture is based on the principle that our health is governed by the body's motivating energy, known as Qi. It keeps the blood circulating, warms the body, fights disease, controls organ function and keeps our spirit, mind and emotions balanced and in harmony. Qi flows throughout the body in channels beneath the skin, known as meridians. Acupuncture points are at very precise anatomical locations along these meridians where Qi can be contacted.

In traditional medicine, many things are considered to upset the balance and disturb the flow of Qi, thus causing ill-health, or disharmony. These include stress, anxiety, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, the weather, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. Treatment is therefore focused oon harmonising the flow of Qi to create balance and health.

Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture stimulates the secretion of chemicals in the body such as endorphins, neurotransmitters, hormones and lymphokines. The opatient, therefore, is enabled to tap into his/her own internal pharmacy to promote healing.

The following conditions may be treated with Acupuncture:
 
Infectious diseases
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Coughs * Colds * Flu
  • Diarrhoea * Vomiting * Cystitis

Digestive Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Indigestion
  • Constipation * Diarrhoea * Gastric Pain

Respiratory Diseases

  • Bronchitis * Tonsillitis * Pneumonia
  • Asthma * Hayfever * Sinusitis

Painful Conditions

  • Sports Injuries * Sprains
  • Strains * Tennis Elbow
  • Headaches * Migraines
  • Back Pain * Sciatica * Arthritis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Emotional Issues

  • Anxiety * Depression

Irritability * Insomnia Stress
Addictions

  • Drugs * Alcohol * Smoking * Food

Gynaecological Conditions

  • PMS * Heavy or Painful Periods
  • Infertility * Inducing Birth
  • Turning Breech Babies
  • Pain Relief during Labour

Acupuncture is practiced by inserting very fine sterile stainless steel needles into acupuncture points just beneath the body surface to both re-balance and remove obstructions of Qi. All needles used in this practice are sterile and disposable to ensure the patient's health and safety.
 

Dietary Therapy

What we eat is incredibly important to our health and even more important if we have already become ill.

A set of dietary guidelines, to suit the individual, is developed to assist in both the healing process and the maintenance of well-being.
 

About the Practitioner

Judy Kaufman (nee Lassman) studied acupuncture for three years at The London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she also worked in the herbal pharmacy during the last year of her training. She then went on to study Chinese Herbal Medicine at the college for a further two years. As part of her training she took an internship programme in Hangzhou hospital of TCM, the affiliated hospital to Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), China.

After qualifying in 1999 as an acupuncturist Judy started working at Women and Health, a thriving multi-disciplinary clinic for women in the heart of Camden in London. Here she treated a plethora of disorders, including addiction and various mental/emotional imbalances. She also worked in private practice at the White Crane Healing centre in Primrose Hill, London. From 2000 - 2003 Judy also worked as an assistant supervisor to 2nd and 3rd year acupuncture students at LCTA.
Judy has also held various locum positions and been present helping women during childbirth.

Judy is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and now has a private practice in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
For enquiries and appointments
Telephone: 020 8950 2271
Mobile: 07960 618999
or 020 8950 9992
e-mail: judylassman@waitrose.com

Fees Adults £65 for first treatment of 1.5 hours £55 for following treatments of 1 hour
Children £45 for first treatment of 1 hour £40 for follow up treatments of half an hour
Further information can be obtained from www.chinese-medicine-directory.com