Gul Ipek, Acupuncturist
Acupuncture in Tonbridge
Gul Ipek is a fully qualified Naturopath and Acupuncturist. She spent 5 years studying for her diploma at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Also a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has trained under some of the most celebrated acupuncturists, herbalists, osteopaths and nutritionists in the UK. Born in Istanbul, her interest in naturopathy started in childhood. Sick as a young child, she was given many courses of medicine, but saw little long-term relief. It was only years later that she realized what she ate had a huge impact on how she felt.
Recognising the importance of medication and the medical profession, Gul Ipek sees acupuncture and naturopathy as a complement to this. She encourages clients with chronic conditions to first explore the power of changes in lifestyle and natural therapies. Gul Ipek focuses as much on preventing illness as she does on relieving the discomfort associated with a variety of conditions. Being “truly well” is very different to “not being ill”. Life’ s stresses can interrupt our natural flow of energy and disrupt our feeling of wellbeing. Gul Ipek works with clients to ensure their energy is in balance.
“I take a bespoke approach to each client. It’s important to me that I deeply understand an individual’s unique history and circumstances. Only then can I work with them to create the course of therapy most likely to support their body’ s own healing power”.
Areas of Expertise
The female journey: Supporting a broad range of conditions spanning general female health including genealogical, fertility and menopause issues.
Nurturing the child: From assisting newborns and their parents with colic and sleep issues, to working with older children and their families to help them articulate symptoms and explore potential solutions.
Gul Ipek’s life passion is to improve the health and well-being of others through nutrition and complementary medicine. Her clients particularly note her calmness, patience and warmness of spirit. A long-term resident of Hackney, she enjoys extended relationships with many of her clients, and gets immense satisfaction from seeing the change in their quality of lives. She volunteers at St Joseph’s Hospice as a Complementary Therapist and College of Naturopathic Medicine as a Clinical Supervisor’s Assistant and continues to invest in her professional development.
-Diploma in Acupuncture, College of Naturopathic Medicine
-Diploma in Naturopathy, College of Naturopathic Medicine
-Certificate of Massage in Pregnancy & Labour, London School of Massage
-Certificate of Managing the Menopause with Acupuncture by Paul Johnson
-Jing Fang Apprenticeship, School Of Classical Chinese Herbalism
-Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
-Level 1, 2, 3 Intensive Certification Course by Julian Scott
-Certificate of Baby Massage Instructor, London School of Massage
-Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM)