Guy Caplan2017-09-18T14:28:45+00:00


After leaving school Guy trained to be a Mental Health Nurse and after one year as an in-patient nurse at Greenwich Hospital started working in various community mental health teams in London.

Guy’s interest in Acupuncture started when he took a career break and went travelling. He studied Thai massage in Thailand and met an acupuncturist there who had just completed their training. This sparked his interest in acupuncture and on his return to London he started training on a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) course at the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA). He graduated in 2002 and has been practising since then.

After graduating Guy stayed in contact with the School and became a tutor and member of their academic board. He taught at the School until it stopped undergraduate training in 2007 and now works with Nora Franglen (Principle of SOFEA), offering post graduate training to qualified acupuncturists and other therapists that use the five elements.

As well as teaching at SOFEA Guy has also been a tutor at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick and The London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture in London. He currently teaches at The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa (TAA), The Academy of Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA) in Norway and at The Nanning Traditional Medical Centre (Tong You San He) in China.

Guy’s passion is Five Element Acupuncture as it treats at the deepest level and can benefit and help everyone. This style of acupuncture treats the person and not the symptoms and aims to get to the root cause of any imbalance or ill health. He has also trained in the technique of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture which can help reduce the signs of the ageing process.

When not treating or teaching Acupuncture, Guy enjoys the relaxing and health benefits of Yoga. He is currently learning the Scaravelli method, which uses gravity, grounding and breath work.


WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE2019-06-28T10:07:17+00:00

It is based on the premise that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of the body’s life energy, or “qi,” can cause health issues. Acupuncturists use hair-thin needles to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of qi, balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR2017-06-11T19:40:18+00:00

Wear something, which can make you feel comfortable. If possible, go for comfy shirts and loose pants that allow you to move freely. Bringing a pair of shorts will also let you have something to wear when you need to change.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME2017-06-11T19:40:58+00:00

During an osteopathy session, make sure that you have with you details of the prescribed supplements or medications you’re currently taking. You also need to bring relevant scans, medical reports, X-rays, test results, supports, braces and orthotics that you are currently using.

WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT?2017-06-11T19:41:51+00:00

People of any age can benefit from osteopathy, from new born babies and pregnant women to pensioners. Below is a list of conditions that according to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) osteopaths are able to treat, this means research has been shown to provide benefit. If the condition you have is not present then please contact the practice to speak to an osteopath and they will be able to give you more information.

  • general aches and pains
  • joint pain
  • arthritic pain
  • acute and chronic back pain
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • headache arising from the neck/migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow
  • circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestive problems
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • minor sports injuries and tensions

Osteopaths are also trained to recognise what they are unable to treat and to suggest alternative practitioners or referral for further tests.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?2017-06-11T19:42:19+00:00

Osteopathy is a treatment of the musculo-skeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood supply and other connective tissues. Its aim is to consider the whole body and how that relates to the pain or discomfort with which a patient may present.

To function at its best a body needs harmony and fluidity and an osteopath is trained to locate the areas that may limit this expression. This may be as a result of postural imbalances, poor work stations, illness, injuries, stress, wear and tear or limiting beliefs. An osteopath will try to locate the cause of the complaint and then treat to alleviate the pain or discomfort. This is done using a variety of techniques, massage, stretching, articulation, joint manipulation or a cranial sacral approach. All with the aim of relieving muscle tension and improving balance which will enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice on posture and exercise will be provided to help aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

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