THE BEST OF LONDON'S THERAPISTS
By Alice Hart-Davis and Gita Mendis
The ancient chinese art of sticking very fine needles into precise points along the body's meridians, or energy channels, to treat disease and maintain health. Not as painful as it sounds, and good for almost anything chronic, from skin problems, via migraines and digestive problems, to insomnia. Pierre-Jean Cousin: charming and renowned also as a Chinese herbalist and homeopath. Kensington Therapy Centre, W8 (020 7376 1199).
Pierre jean cousin is the owner and manager of Cure By nature, a well established London acupuncture and complementary practice in Replingham road, Southfields
He also practice acupuncture at the London Kensington Therapy Centre in Kensington High Street
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Pierre-Jean Cousin: acupuncture The tall, grey-haired, bespectacled Frenchman has a reassuringly competent manner and a no-nonsense approach to treatment. That's just as well, since clients include some pernickety members of the Royal Family. ''He's rather sardonic and French,'' reports one patient. ''If you say 'Ow' when he sticks in a needle, he shrugs and says, 'But I can feel nothing.'''
The Kensington Therapy Centre, 213 Kensington High Street, London W8 (020 7376 1199); and at Cure-by-Nature, 95 Replingham Road, Southfields, London SW18 (020 8875 1101; www.cure-by-nature.co.uk); £50.