Laurens Holve


I think it’s important that I tell you a little bit about me and my experience, so you know you are coming to someone with a wealth of training and experience.

I have always had an interest in medicine. I initially did a degree in Physiology at UCL in London and did think about training to be a doctor, but I wanted to do something different and that’s when I found osteopathy. After graduating as an osteopath in 1980, I worked with patients whilst also studying and practicing osteopathy. I then studied Acupuncture at Colombo South General Hospital, and at the Renji Hospital in Shanghai China.  I also did a stint at a Hospital in Bombay India.  In the last 10 years I also qualified in Medical Acupuncture which enables me to incorporate different methods.

I set up my private practice in 1984 and now have 2 clinics in Woking and North London.

I have a long list of qualifications that I won’t bore you with here, but those as well as completing a lot of continuing professional development means that my skills and training are current and my wealth of experience means I can help give you a clear diagnosis and get help for the issue as soon as possible. You want to feel better and I want to help that happen.

When I’m not working, I like to keep busy. Fitness training helps me relax – although I like to run, I don’t have the patience to walk! I love to learn and find things that keep my mind stimulated, so the arts, writing, politics, history – anything that I can talk about over dinner.


‘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’

Waldermar Januszczak

Sunday Times Art Critic

Education and Degrees

1980 – B.Sc (Hons) Physiology University College London.

1984 – Diploma in Osteopathic and Naturopathic Medicine, British College of Osteopathic Medicine.

1985 – 1986 Postgraduate Course Acupuncture London.

1987 – Advanced Certificate Acupuncture Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He returned to Shanghai in 1991 to further his Clinical training at the Renji Hospital in Shanghai.

1992 – 1994 Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine the College of Chinese Herbal Medicine in London.

2009 – Foundation course British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).

Hospital Clinical Experience

1985 – Bombay State Homoeopathic Hospital.

1985 – Colombo South General Hospital Sri Lanka (Acupuncture).

1991 – Renji Hospital Shanghai China, Acupuncture Outpatient Department.

I have been full time practice from 1984 in North London where I founded the Camden Practice and since 1985 I have been running The York Clinic, offering osteopathy and acupuncture in Woking, Surrey.

My professional expertise is somewhat unique in that my rich training and experience enable me to draw upon three medical disciplines: osteopathy, acupuncture and naturopathy. This offers the patient an extensive range of treatments to achieve clinically effective results.

I attend regular professional development seminars and I work hard keeping up to date with leading edge treatments in acupuncture and dry needling.

I also attend conferences at hospitals to stay up to date with advances in conventional treatment for some of the more common conditions.

Professional Bodies

BMAS – Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

GOsC – General Osteopathic Council

IOO –    Institute of Osteopathy