Maggie Bavington Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner for East London at The Plane Tree

Maggie Bavington

Maggie uses her many years of experience over a range of therapies to explore what improvements might be possible in every aspect of your health, emotional as well as physical.


  • License in Acupuncture – College of Integrated Chinese medicine (1996 -1999)
  • Diploma in Shiatsu – British School of Shiatsu (2002 – 2004)
  • Certificate in pre-prepared Chinese herbal formulae – Northern College of Acupuncture (2006)
  • MSc in Chinese herbal medicine – Westminster University (2009 – 2011)

Professional Registration

  • British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
  • Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

About Maggie

After experiencing acupuncture herself Maggie was so impressed with how much better she felt that she decided to train as a practitioner at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and qualified in 1999. After several years of practice she became interested in working with the body to experience Qi in a more hands-on way, and in 2004 qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner after a 3-year training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do. In 2006 she qualified at the Northern College of Acupuncture to prescribe Chinese herbal medicine in the form of pre-prepared pills, and in 2011 gained a Master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine at Westminster University.

About the Therapies

Often it is one particular health problem that will make a person decide to come for acupuncture, and people are usually pleasantly surprised to find that Maggie will look at what improvements might be possible in every aspect of your health, emotional as well as physical. Her treatments are gentle and relaxing, and you may occasionally feel a twinge when a needle is inserted. Depending on your situation, she may sometimes use other techniques to move or warm such as cupping or moxibustion. In some cases Maggie may recommend that you take herbal medicine as well as having acupuncture. You might also like Shiatsu, a fully clothed Japanese massage and bodywork therapy that uses the acupuncture meridians, and a variety of techniques, both gentle and strong.

Special Interests

In addition to her primary qualifications, she has pursued further training in a wide variety of areas, including some training in China. In particular she has undertaken further training in the area of her special interests: supporting couples with fertility problems and using herbal medicine for skin problems.

Maggie believes that a good practitioner needs to be well resourced and supported and she is an active participant in ongoing supervision groups. She also offers group and individual mentoring and supervision for practitioners of acupuncture and other complementary therapies.

To book an appointment

Bookings can be made online below or via Maggie’s website where you can find further information. Maggie can be contacted directly via or on 07802 954 490. 

The Plane Tree, 31 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, East London E2 0HU

020 3022 5892 / Email Us / Location

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