Leading Osteopathic Practice North London

                                                                             Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Trigger Point Treatment

Laurens Holve

You are probably on this website because you are suffering a painful condition that is either stopping you from working or doing the things you want to do. You may be suffering acute or chronic back pain, a disc problem, headaches, or tennis elbow. I am well placed to help you return to your precondition life rapidly and effectively.

My Practice has been established for over 35 years in North London attracting referrals from GP’s and Consultants. I can offer when necessary a combination of treatments of Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Trigger Point Therapy to ensure a speedy return to health, mobility, and a pain free existence.

How long does it take to improve?

 A difficult question to answer. However for sure having treated literally thousands of patients, and being able to use a combination of treatments is the best way in ensuring as quick a recovery as possible.

When Can I Expect Uninterrupted Sleep?

Sleeping is not as motionless as people think and often involves twisting and  turning, which can often lead to straining in the back or neck and people often are woken up by the ensuing pain. When the cause is gone there is often a quick return to sleep.

How long will it take for my pain to go?

This depends on what the cause of your problem is.  What happens on your first visit after your consultation, a diagnosis is made and based on this, I can give some idea as to when you should experience less pain.

Experienced Practitioner

With over 35 years experience, I have a  wealth of knowledge to draw from to ensure effective and quick results.

Quick Response

It is easy to contact me and I will always do my best to sort out any problems you may have as quickly as possible..

Professional and Friendly

I ensure you are compfortable during the treatment   and inform  you of a treatment plan specifically for you.

These are some of the treatments I can utilise to help you get better quickly, click on heading to learn more

These are the Professional organizations to which I belong including insurance companies which reckognize me.

My Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care with a Speedy recovery.

Laurens Holve

Testimonials  – What People Have Said

{Laurens Holve is an exceptional health practitioner. Trained and skilled in multi disciplines I am pleased to have had the privilege of working with him throughout my twenty six year career. His knowledge is matched only by his instinct with regard to the structural medicine offered by osteopathy. His experience as an acupuncturist has him, in my opinion, as a leader in a field of invaluable therapeutic benefit. By being able to combine this with osteopathy and his training in traditional Chinese medicine he leaves me with no hesitation in supporting his work through this testimonial. He is a wonderful colleague, friend and human being to whom I have turned both personally and, on behalf of my patients, professionally for both physical ailments and psychological support.
Dr R. Sharma MB, BCh, BAO, LRCP&S(Ire,) MFHom
{I was under the care of the National Neurological Hospital in central London after losing muscle and strength in my left arm. An MRI revealed protruding discs causing pressure on the spinal cord such that there was loss of muscle/ function and I was due for major surgery through my neck thats associated with a 15% chance of incurring serious complications. Luckily for me, I was introduced to Laurens Holve at his practice in Oakeshott Avenue, Highgate, Laurens performed his initial assessment, taking the more comprehensive perspective that regarded my problem as part of me as a person and not just based on an MRI scan, and after a handful of treatments I regained approximately 50% of power in my arm and thus averted major surgery. I am endebted and totally endeared by Laurens and cannot thank him enough.
Dr T Nicholaou BSc MRCP MD [Res]
Consultant Medical Oncologist,
{As a fellow acupuncturist, I have been visiting Laurens for many years when I have needed treatment for various ailments. I can thoroughly recommend his professional approach to treatment & admire his dedication to updating his skills through attending relevant courses. Being an acupuncturist myself, I am very careful about who I will let treat me. The fact that I have been Lauren’s patient for many years should speak volumes itself.
Beth Ingham
Acupuncturist/Chinese Herbal Medicine,
{I have known Laurens for thirty years and he is the only person whom I would completely trust with my back and neck problems. Not only is he an excellent, first-rate osteopath, but he also gives great advice on aftercare and maintaining good back health. I have seen a few back doctors in my time, but Laurens is unequivocally the best. I never hesitate in recommending him to all my friends who have back problems. I just hope he doesn’t decide to retire early!
Michelle Doughty
PR executive and writer, London, UK,
{As an international consultant I have to be in a tip-top condition all the time to give my best to clients, workshop participants, colleagues and suppliers. To give the best, I have to feel great. Laurens fixes backs, necks, arms, shoulders, knees, ankles etc. I default to him for any joint or muscle pain. He accurately diagnoses cause, works on repair and leaves you to do the exercises and activities to complete the job - with an accurate prognosis for healing time. So I feel great - and no tear or minor sports injury stops me from being at the top of my game. And in my spare time? I'm a field archaeologist. Laurens' healing keeps my back supple so I can play my full part digging and trowelling with the team.
Roger Mayo
Director, MT&D Learning Solutions,
{Whenever sciatica, tennis elbow, shoulder and lower back pain have bedevilled me my first port of call has always been Laurens Holve. His unique blend of insightful knowledge, gentle humour and well-aimed therapy have quite literally kept me going for years.
Jeremy Taylor Jeremy Taylor
Science Writer,
{I have been going to see Mr Holve for over 15 years. Whether a serious injury from playing Rugby or a long term back problem from my Cricket, Mr Holve has never failed to either help me heal quickly or cured the condition with minimum fuss. I would never go anywhere else.
Simon Marcus
Councillor Simon Marcus, and Ex- Captain of Hampstead Heathens,
{If you have a bad back, a bad neck, a bad leg, or a bad anything else, Laurens Holve is your man. Some osteopaths are osteopaths. Laurens Holve is a magician.
Waldemar Januszczak
The Sunday Times Art Critic and film maker of television arts documentaries,
{As a runner I have consulted Laurens Holve on a number of injuries I have sustained. Always knowledgeable and clear in his diagnosis. He has used both Osteopathic and Acupuncture treatments,  which I have found highly effective.  I would strongly recommend Laurens Holve to everyone.
Steve Richards
Political Journalist,
{To have confidence in a practitioner is fundamentally important to me . I have been treated by Laurens Holve for over 20 years. He is quite simply my first port of call . Always treating whatever problem with great expertise ,honesty and constant common sense ; with humour never far away. Barbara Flynn  -  Actress
Barbara Flynn
{We have been treated by Laurens on a number of occasions for shoulder and lower back problems. Each time, after one or two short treatments, the pain and restricted movement has been resolved. The last episode involved a slipped disc and muscle spasm that meant I could not get up or walk easily. Both manipulation and acupuncture helped and within 2 days I was able to move properly. We would unreservedly recommend Laurens and have already done so as he is very gentle, clear in what the problem is and how he is going to resolve it, personable and an excellent osteopath.   Dr Mark Zuckerman Hospital Consultant Dr Tanya Levine Consultant Pathologist
Mark Zuckerman AND Tanya Levine
Hospital Consultant, Consultant Pathologist,


As a runner I have consulted Laurens Holve on a number of injuries I have sustained. Always knowledgeable and clear in his diagnosis. He has used both Osteopathic and Acupuncture treatments,  which I have found highly effective.  I would strongly recommend Laurens Holve to everyone.


Steve Richards  Political columnist for the Independent and BBC presenter.