Laurens Holve: Leading North London Osteopath and Acupuncturist

“If you have a bad back, a bad neck, a bad leg or a bad anything else, Laurens Holve is your man. Some North London osteopaths are osteopaths. Laurens Holve is a magician.” (Waldemar Januszczak, Sunday Times Art Critic)

Thank you for visiting The Camden Practice. I am a qualified Osteopath, Acupuncturist and Naturopath with more thirty years’ continuous practice in the UK, India and China. I hope I can be of help to you today.

Over a long career, I am pleased to have earned a reputation as a leading osteopath and acupuncturist in North London, helping patients of all ages to regain and rebuild their health through a treatment protocol uniquely tailored to their needs.

Regular attendance at lectures and workshops in leading London hospitals such as The Wellington in St John’s Wood helps me to stay at forefront of my field.

For details of my formal qualifications and training, please see the information below. Thank you for visiting The Camden Practice – if you’d like to know more about my services, or about osteopathy or acupuncture generally, please get in touch. For details of my practice at Woking in Surrey, please visit The York Clinic.


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 British Medical Acupuncture Society
GOsC – General Osteopathic Council
RCHM – Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

On a personal level, I am married with a daughter. In my spare time, I like to write and run – competing slowly in half marathons. More recently, I  became an advocate of kettlebell training.

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