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Healthy Roots Community Acupuncture Clinic in Cookham, Berkshire

We are three friends who are acupuncturists, Tess, Padma and Inna. We are all graduates from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). We are passionate about helping improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. Knowing how effective acupuncture is, we are dedicated to making acupuncture affordable for everyone so that the whole community can benefit from it.

We are called ‘Healthy Roots’ because we want to strengthen the root of a person and in that way, all the different branches such as body, soul and spirit will thrive. Western medicine tries to heal the symptoms of an illness. Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine which is focused on finding the cause (or the root) of illness rather than focusing on the symptoms which manifest because of the illness.

The Team

tess.jpgTherese (Tess) Rodhammar

Hi! My name is Therese (Tess) Rodhammar and I originally graduated from “The Southern School for Chinese Medicine” in Sweden. I then decided that I wanted more knowledge and came to the UK to get a degree in Acupuncture BSc (Hons) at CICM. I have since I was very young always been interested in complementary medicine and the holistic way of thinking. I love the way acupuncture is treating the body, mind and spirit as a whole and that everything is connected. Apart from acupuncture, I also feel passionate about travelling, music, dancing and just surrounding myself with wonderful people in life. For me life is about growing, learning and enjoying every day as much as I can. If I can help people feel greater wellbeing in their lives, then I have reached one of my goals.

padma.jpgPadma Panigrahi

Hello. My name is Padma Panigrahi. I started my working life as a Solicitor. My journey into acupcunture started when I did my yoga teacher training course in India. The course focused on the natural energy that flows through our body. Through the practice of yoga and breathing I soon realised just how naturally powerful our body and mind is, without the need for any medication. Having experienced this I decided that I wanted to train to be an acupuncturist. Acupuncture allows the body to heal itself. The results are amazing!

inna.jpgInna Young

Hi, I am Inna. I was born and grew up in Russia. I trained and worked as an environmental engineer until I became interested in Reflexology. The more I learnt the more I became interested in other aspects of Chinese Medicine. Understanding Acupuncture has changed my view of life's values. I now appreciate the quality of life if you are healthy in body and soul. I cherish Every minute with my patients , it is amazing what change Acupuncture can make to the most common "difficult" condition. I am dedicated the rest of my life to bring difference in my patients wellbeing.

Contact Us

Tel: 07756 557 669

Opening Hours

Monday 3.30 pm - 8.30 pm.

Our last appointment is at 7.45pm for
exisiting patitents at 7pm for new patients.


Healthy Roots Community Acupuncture Clinic
Elizabeth House
Station Hill
Cookham Rise

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