Mr Ben Carrigan

Mr Ben Carrigan

BSc (Hons) Lic. Ac. AFN FEA MBAcC

Acupuncture

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Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“I have been visiting Ben since I became pregnant 18 months ago. He helped me with awful nausea during my pregnancy and with the induction. Now, I see him monthly just to keep me on track and for my energy levels. I love my sessions. Thank you so much. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

British Acupuncture Council: 960500

Consultation fees

New appointment: £80

Follow-up appointment: £60

Practices worked at

Cobham Acupuncture and Reflexology Clinic

13 Anyards Road, Cobham, United Kingdom, KT11 2LW
18 reviews

Acupuncture West London

Alexander House, 155-157 Merton Road, London, United Kingdom, SW18 5EQ
15 reviews

About

Ben Carrigan (BSc Hons, Lic. Ac., AFN, FEA, MBAcC) graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) with a First Class BSc Honours degree in acupuncture awarded through Greenwich University. He is a practitioner of Chinese medicine and the following styles of acupuncture:

• Classical Chinese Acupuncture

• Stems and Branches

• Five Element Acupuncture

• Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

• Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA®)

• Contemporary Acupuncture


Ben also offers the following traditional therapies in combination with acupuncture or as standalone treatments:

• Cupping Therapy

• Moxibustion


Ben is a fully certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN), and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). He is also a certified FacialEnhance® practitioner and is a member of the BAcC’s Student Services Advisory Group (SSAG). The SSAG provides advice and support to the Governing Board and BAcC staff on all matters relating to students at British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) accredited courses in the UK.

Acupuncture West London is located in the heart of Southfields, South West London. We also serve the following areas: Balham, Clapham, Earlsfield, Putney, Roehampton, Tooting Bec, Wandsworth and Wimbledon. The clinic is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am and 7pm.


COVID-19 NOTICE:

Protecting our community continues to be our number one priority. Inline with guidance received from Public Health England (PHE) and The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the clinic at Acupuncture West London will remain closed until further notice.

In order to continue to support our patients, however, we are now offering online consultations. You can book online today by clicking HERE.

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Medical procedures

  • Classical Chinese acupuncture
  • Stems and Branches acupuncture
  • Five element acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
  • Contemporary acupuncture (Fertility, ICSI and IVF support, etc.)
  • Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA®)
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Moxibustion
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Special interests

  • Acne
  • Addictions to tobacco, food, sweets, etc.
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergies and Intolerances
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Biliary colic
  • Cancer Support
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Emotional disturbances: sadness; melancholy; stress; anger
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial Pain
  • Fertility (IVF support)
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Lower back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Pain management
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scarring
  • Sleep disturbances: insomnia; somnolence
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
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Education

  • BSc Hons. Acupuncture
  • Fully Certified Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
  • Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Fully Certified Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)
  • FacialEnhance® Certified Practitioner
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture UK Registered
  • DBS Checked

For the most up-to-date information on which insurers cover acupuncture, please check the BAcC website and/or consult your insurer directly.

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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

I have been visiting Ben since I became pregnant 18 months ago. He helped me with awful nausea during my pregnancy and with the induction. Now, I see him monthly just to keep me on track and for my energy levels. I love my sessions. Thank you so much.

Patient seen for:
Pregnancy
Labour Induction
Nausea
10-02-2020
Overall
5
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5

Ben was recommended to me by a friend who sees him regularly. I’ve been suffering from dry, sore eyes which is always worse at this time of year. Although, I was a little apprehensive and sceptical, I feel so much better even after one treatment. I’ll definitely be back.

Patient seen for:
Dry Eyes
10-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Fabulous clinic and practitioner. Ben is super knowledgable and always explains everything in such detail. I really enjoy my treatments with Ben and feel amazing afterwards. He’s also completely sorted my irregular periods. Thanks Ben

Patient seen for:
Irregular Periods
Migraine
10-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

ive been seeing ben for the last few months for fertility issues. Im really happy with my sessions. as well as feeling relaxed after every session my cycle has become much more regular and less painful. its even helped my digestion. really amazed with the results

Patient seen for:
Irregular Periods
Fertility Medicine
22-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

Ive been suffering migraines for years. I decided to try accupunture to see if it could help. After just a few weeks, Ive already noticed a big difference. Ben also put me on a special diet and gave me other helpful advice. totally fascinating. what an amazing find.

Patient seen for:
Migraine
12-12-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I read that moxibustion therapy could help turn a breach baby. At 37 weeks, I was a little anxious but spoke to Ben on the phone before booking an appointment. He explained everything clearly and really helped to calm me down. The appointment was great. Ben even gave me some moxibustion to take home and detailed instructions. I was amazed that it worked after a few days. So grateful. Thankyou so much!

Patient seen for:
Pregnancy
11-12-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Came in with a head cold today. I’m leaving feeling a thousand times clearer. My head alone feels so much clearer and my sinuses. Very impressed. I’ll be back. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Cold
Sinusitis
Treatment for Persistent Sore Throat
30-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I felt very happy with the treatment Ben gave me today. After an examination and taking notes he explained what he was going to do and why, which helped me understand the treatment I was about to receive.

Patient seen for:
Neck Pain
Osteoarthritis
29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Had an excellent treatment for headaches and dry eyes. feel so much better. Thanx

Patient seen for:
Headache
Dry Eyes
28-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My treatments with Ben have been great. I feel a dramatic improvement after the last few treatments and feel his approach for me is a much more effective and powerful treatment compared to my previous acupuncture treatments. . Today I had the addition of a cupping treatment which helped loosen my back up immediately. Would highly recommend

Patient seen for:
Stress
Digestive problems
Back Pain
02-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really great thanks. My knee felt much better straight away. No pain whatsoever today

Patient seen for:
Pain
02-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Ben has helped me hugely with my anxiety and low moods, I’ve seen such a great improvement. He is kind, knowledgeable and really made me feeling at ease. I would highly recommend him

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so happy that you've found acupuncture to be so helpful. Wishing you my very best.

Patient seen for:
Anxiety
08-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Was a great session from Ben. I my shoulder felt much better after the treatment and had a lot more energy.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thanks for the review. I'm so happy that your shoulder felt so much better – and so quickly. Come back and see us anytime. Wishing you all the best.

29-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

I decided to try accupuncture for recurring shoulder pain. Ive had 2 sessions now and feel loads better and getting better every day 👍

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad that we managed to make such great progress with your shoulder – and so quickly. I hope it continues to feel much better, but don't hesitate to give us a call anytime if you need to come back and see us. All the best.

Patient seen for:
Shoulder Pain
Neck Pain
23-09-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Ben’s a nice guy who clearly loves what he does. I feel really good after my acupuncture treatment. Ben also gave me some dietary advice on how I can help myself before my next treatment.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad that you found it helpful. Many thanks and see you again soon

Patient seen for:
Stress
Exhaustion
10-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I’ve had acupuncture before to help with my sleep, but I didn’t really feel that it helped much. After seeing Ben, I had the first decent nights sleep I’ve had in ages. Will be back again very soon. Much appreciated

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so happy that we managed to help. Wishing you my very best.

Patient seen for:
Insomnia
Night sweats
09-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very calming experience. Thanks

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Wishing you all the best.

Patient seen for:
Stress
Anxiety
02-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I booked a session with Ben because I have been feeling a bit under the weather for a little while now. Constantly catching colds and a tickly cough which I couldn’t seem to shake. After one treatment, I felt much better and my cough completely disappeared. Really impressed. 👍

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thanks for the review. That's great news! Come back and see us again soon if we can help anything at all.

Patient seen for:
Cold
Cough
Wheezing
02-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was suffering with awful morning sickness at the early stages of my pregnancy and was also quite anaemic. A few acupuncture treatments later and I felt so much better and my energy levels and generally wellbeing improved massively. Thanks so much. Highly recommend

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thanks for the review. I'm so delighted that acupuncture was so helpful and resolved your symptoms so quickly. Any thanks, and I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Patient seen for:
Nausea
Pregnancy
Low blood pressure
Anaemia
Exhaustion
27-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been coming to see Ben to help increase my energy levels. After a long work stint, I was suffering from stress, adrenal fatigue and exhaustion. I feel so much better since having treatment and I have a lot more energy. He also helped to resolve knee pain that I’ve had for ages. Would certainly recommend. Thanks.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad that you're finding your treatments to be so beneficial. Wishing you all my very best.

Patient seen for:
Stress
Knee Pain
Anxiety
24-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was recommended to try acupuncture to help relieve menopausal symptoms and some digestive issues I’ve had over the last couple of years. I’m truly amazed at the results I’ve seen so far. No night sweats in a few weeks now. I really appreciate how much Ben has helped me in such a short time. He always takes his time to explain what he’s doing and to check in with me. I’m booked in for my next treatment next week..

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad that you're finding your treatments to be so beneficial. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Patient seen for:
Menopause
Lower Back Pain
Anxiety
Constipation
Bloating
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
22-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Ben is very calm and puts you at ease straight away. I feel like he genuinely cares about my health. My health has progressively got better over the last six weeks and I feel like I’m getting my life back.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Thank you for your review. I'm so glad that you're finding your sessions to be so helpful, and that we've made so much progress in such a short time. There's truly nothing that makes me happier. Wishing you all the best.

Patient seen for:
Migraine
07-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Ben was patient, kind and compassiionate and really listened to what i was saying. He is a great acupuncturist. I'd be happy to recommend him to anyone!

Mr Ben Carrigan

Many thanks for your review and recommendation. I hope you found your treatment to be beneficial and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes

Patient seen for:
Hypothyroidism
23-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Felt really comfortable from the start - great bedside manner. Really thorough and interesting explanations. Felt like we covered a lot in the time. Will definitely return.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Many thanks for your review. I'm very glad that you found your treatment – and my explanations of Chinese medicine – to be helpful. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes.

Patient seen for:
Joint Pain
23-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I can’t recommend Ben enough. I’m pregnant with lower back pain and Ben’s treatment really helped alleviate my symptoms. I was a little bit nervous before we started (i.e needles and baby!) but Ben was really patient and talked me through everything, making me feel totally at ease. The whole experience was great and I’m feeling a noticeable benefit. Will definitely be going back!

Mr Ben Carrigan

Many thanks for your review and recommendation. I'm very happy that you found your treatment to be beneficial. Of course, it's completely understandable to be a little bit nervous before an acupuncture treatment – particularly in pregnancy and/or if it's your first time. However, I'm delighted that you found it to be relaxing and helpful. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes

Patient seen for:
Pregnancy
Lower back pain
23-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Ben has helped me a huge amount with my allergies and also helped me to get back on track after a very stressful time. He is very professional, kind and calm as a practitioner. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Many thanks for your review and recommendation. I'm very happy that you have found and continue to find your treatments to be so beneficial. Best wishes.

Patient seen for:
Stress
Anxiety
Allergies
Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
Lower back pain
23-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found my treatment with Ben very thorough, well explained so that I understood what he was doing. His manner was kind and professional.

Mr Ben Carrigan

Many thanks for your review. I hope you found the treatment to be beneficial and also to see you again soon.

23-07-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
2

Acupuncture

Mrs Emma Eaton
Mrs Emma Eaton

29-05-2020

Ben is an excellent practitioner with a passion to help patients feel better. I have no hesitation in recommending him and do frequently refer patients to him.

For specialty: Acupuncture
For conditions: Fertility and Menopause
For procedures: Menopause Acupuncture
Connection: I have referred patients to them

I can recommend Ben to anyone suffering from chronic pain or complex health concerns

For specialty: Acupuncture
For conditions: Back Pain
Connection: Is a colleague

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