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About Holistic Health and Healing

We Offer Personalised Acupuncture, Massage, and Women's Health Treatments
for the Community in North London.

Meet Monica - Your Health & Wellbeing Therapist

I initially qualified as a homoeopath and wanted to continue my learning of how treating the body as a whole can make a real difference to health.

I take the health of my clients extremely seriously, which is why I have up-to-date professional accreditations to support everything I do. I’m a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which ensures that its members have appropriate training and follow a strict code of ethics. I’m also accredited to The Complementary Therapists Association.

I offer services from my private practice in Finchley, as well as from various locations in North London, and have the pleasure of working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life.

Highly Qualified Practioner – Over 20 years experience

Highly Qualified Practioner
with more than 20 years of experience

I take the health of my clients extremely seriously, which is why I have up-to-date professional accreditations to support everything I do.

So in 2002 I studied Chinese Medicine and graduated as a qualified Acupuncturist from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture. That same year I achieved a diploma in Anatomy, Physiology, and Body Massage from ITEC.

Over the course of the following few years I continued to expand my knowledge and skills, and I achieved the following professional qualifications to support my practice:

  • Tui Na (Chinese massage)
  • Medical Qi Gong
  • Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage from ITEC
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Nutrition
  • Professional Diploma in Sports & Remedial Message Therapy from the Sports Massage Association
  • Qualified Myofascial Release therapist

In my spare time, I volunteer with St. John’s Ambulance as a qualified first aider.

Professional Accreditations for Your Peace of Mind

I take the health of my clients extremely seriously, which is why I have up-to-date professional accreditations to support everything I do.

My Philosophy – What Drives Me to Help You

Your health and wellness are everything!

I look at maintaining and achieving mind and body balance through natural treatments, using Acupuncture, and massage, using foods as medicine, looking at your daily activity and exercise regime as part of your lifestyle.

My aim is to support, improve, educate, and incorporate ongoing health and well-being in my patients covering all aspects of their life. Health is balance. Detecting the imbalances in their daily life and highlighting them is the beginning of the journey toward health and well-being. Diet, exercise, their mental health to name a few areas are looked at and addressed.
I, therefore, use my experience and toolbox of various treatments to choose and apply what is needed.

WHY - Benefits of Working with Monica

Many Benefits of Working with Monica

You receive Holistic care with me. As a Holistic health practitioner, I treat you as a whole, and not only your symptoms. I keep you going, and we work together towards the best “you”.

You are important and the reason you are reading this is that you are looking for a change, and asking for help in something that is not quite right. The goal is to help you achieve your goal, your health, and your well-being. You are important, your health is my priority.

Therapeutic Services from Holistic Health & Healing

On offer is a natural approach to Healing. Using Acupuncture needles, to the power of touch with the different forms of massage to feel amazing!

  • Therapeutic & Swedish massage – helps alignment, relax muscles and calm the mind.
  • Tui Na massage – works on the meridian lines to remove blockages and relieve pain.
  • Manual lymphatic Massage- helps to build up immunity, resolve oedema and clear the Lymphatic system.
  • Sports and Remedial massage helps to relax and improve the performance of ongoing sporting activities.
  • Myofascial Release- a lovely way to release tightness and tension in the body by working on the fascia.

The power of touch is healing at various levels. It calms both the body and mind.

Our Services
WHERE – Our Private Practice

Visit Our Private Practice in North Finchley

Holistic Health & Healing provides personalised treatments from our private practice in North Finchley.  Our consulting room is modern, clean, quiet, and welcoming so that you feel immediately relaxed and at ease.  We have off-street parking available and allow gaps between scheduled appointments. We see clients from the surrounding northwest London area including Finchley, North Finchley, High Barnet, East Barnet, Whetstone, Wood Green, Arnos Grove, Mill Hill. Under certain circumstances, we can also provide home visits. Contact us to find out more.


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Monica has treated me for neck pain and a frozen shoulder with acupuncture I am so happy to be pain free and not relying on pain killers. Thank you
Jennifer Fisher
Jennifer Fisher
Monica is brilliant. She has treated me over the past 15 years for various issues from back pain, foot pain and illness. No matter what I present with, she treats my overall health and usually finds the root of the problem is not what I think it is. With her deep knowledge, she offers excellent advice to boost my health and mindset. I have sent my husband and children to her as well and it’s been very positive.
Shelley de Jong
Shelley de Jong
I went to see Monica with neck and back pain that kept returning no matter what I tried. After a few months I feel a massive improvement and it is no longer returning to how it used to be ! I believe it’s in part down to Monica’s unique combination of acupuncture and massage, but also due to her expert knowledge around what she does, her healing hands, and the kindness and wisdom she brings to all the above. Forever grateful :)
Katarina Rummelova
Katarina Rummelova
I highly recommend Monica. She has really opened my eyes to holistic treatments. After a course of acupuncture by her I've seen big improvements in my cysts. Most of them have disappeared, the rest have considerably shrank in size. Since then I've used her as a go to practitioner for many other ailments.
Geetha Katuwawala
Geetha Katuwawala
Monica treated my swollen knee with Acupuncture last week. I know I am on the way to recovery. She is gentle, knowledgeable and informative about the treatment.
Ellie Zhekova
Ellie Zhekova
Monica is absolutely amazing and the studio is bright and welcoming. After only 2 sessions of accupuncture, I feel my body has woken up and the stiffness in my neck and shoulders have been relieved. Highly recommend
Emma Foulger
Emma Foulger
Highly recommend Monica Daswani from Holistic Health and Healing for acupuncture. I’ve been seeing Monica for a couple of years now for various ailments including “women’s health” with excellent success. Monica is not one of those practitioners who “over service” which is appreciated. She gives good sensible advice that is easy to follow. Lovely, professional, empathetic, experienced, honest lady who clearly knows her “stuff”. Her clinic is lovely in a separate private studio off a residential house. Easily found in North London
Alison H
Alison H
I first saw Monica in 2006. At that time, I was pending the outcome of a diagnosis. Her therapeutic support and interventions were and are what I hold largely responsible for my positive prognosis. I feel the same at present in 2020.
Leanne Barratt
Leanne Barratt
The clinic is modern in a relaxed and spotless environment .Monica has a calming and caring manner and the lady knows her stuff!! I have attended Monica's clinic for the past 5 years when my neck and shoulder pains flare up . Within 2 sessions of Tuina massage and acupuncture the pains have gone and i can stop taking pain killers and resume life. .To be able to remove physical pain and discomfort is an amazing and skilled ability. Thanks Monica.
Ashley Gambrill
Ashley Gambrill
My family have been visiting Monica for over 10 years now for acupuncture and massage which has greatly helped our health and wellbeing. Monica is a very kind and friendly person who is also very skilled in her treatments. Her therapy room is also very modern and comfortable.

FAQ ~ Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions my clients ask me. Of course, if you have any further questions, please contact me. I’m always happy to answer questions, dispel myths and relieve concerns.

Anybody! Many people come for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis, while others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children, and it can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
My approach is to use a number of different methods to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle, including taking a full medical history, reading your pulses, and looking at your tongue. Based on this information, I will make a diagnosis and put together your personal treatment plan. Acupuncture points are selected according to your symptoms as well as your underlying energy pattern. The single-use sterile needles come in sealed packs and are opened in front of you and are safely disposed of after each treatment, so you know everything is clean, safe and hygienic. Once the acupuncture needles are inserted, they are usually left in place for between 15 and 30 minutes. You may find that I’ll manipulate the needles, so that you will feel a dull bursting or numb sensation around their site of insertion. This sensation is called “de qi” or “obtaining energy”. Other methods of stimulating the acupuncture point include moxibustion (application of heat), and placing a cup over the acupuncture point (cupping). If it’s indicated, based on your symptoms, I may refer you to your GP or another healthcare professional.
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests, so they don’t hurt and sometimes you won’t feel them at all – although you may feel a tingling or dull sensation when a needle is inserted.
Yes. Two scientific studies were published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 (MacPherson et al, White et al, both BMJ September 2001, in case you want to look them up), and they concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. The needles I use are single-use, sterile, and disposable. Responses to treatment can sometimes include tiredness or mild dizziness, and very occasionally minor bruising may occur. However, these reactions are short-lived.
If you have been prescribed medication, I always recommend that you tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture, and certainly do not stop taking your medication. You should also always tell me about any medication and supplements you are taking, as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment. BAcC acupuncturists are trained to recognise potentially serious underlying health conditions, soI may refer you to your GP if appropriate. If you are pregnant, suffer from diabetes or are taking anticoagulant drugs be sure to tell me before we start any treatment. If you’re in any doubt at all, talk to your GP before booking a session.
The number of sessions, and how often you should have them, will depend on your individual condition though I will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first. You would usually feel some change within five or six treatments, but sometimes just one or two treatments will have an impact. Some people choose to have regular acupuncture treatments to maintain good health.
It is safe for you to have acupuncture while you are pregnant, but you must let me know before you begin your treatment. This is because some acupuncture points cannot be used during pregnancy. If you’re ever in any doubt, talk to your doctor before booking an appointment.
Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In fact, in 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS for the management of persistent, non-specific lower back pain.
Do you have any questions that are not listed here? Please ask as I will be happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease about what to expect from your Acupuncture treatment. 
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