Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas DipAc DipCHM MBAcC MRCHM

Helen ThomasHelen qualified in 1992 from The London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine having completed five years of training and has practised in St Albans and Harpenden ever since.
Previously she was a Radiographer/ Ultrasonographer working in NHS teaching hospitals. This background complements her Chinese medical training allowing a greater understanding of any diagnosis, medications and treatments patients may have already undergone.

Her practise includes all ages from 3 to 92 years and she says “it’s like being a GP, treating a whole range of illnesses and conditions but using Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs to resolve the root cause of disease and symptoms.”

Helen is especially interested in Women’s health and reproductive medicine – from fibroids/ovarian cysts, menopause to natural/assisted fertility issues for both partners in conjunction with western medicine eg. IUI, IVF, Donor Cycles and continuing care during pregnancy.

ACT_Herts_logoShe is a member of Acupuncture in Childbirth Team  (ACT) in Hertfordshire – a group of practitioners dedicated to providing obstetric and fertility care. Helen is on the approved list of Acupuncturists for the Herts & Essex Fertility Clinic. She works with and has referrals from local GP’s, Gynaecologists, Midwives, Osteopaths and other Complementary Health practitioners.

Helen is a member of the main regulatory bodies for Chinese Medicine in Great Britain. These bodies – the British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine – both require their members to have had professional & stringent training and are bound by a strict code of ethics, good practise and have full professional insurance.

She regularly attends post graduate training to continue her professional development.

Helen has a St Albans Clinic and is Director of The Southdown Clinic .