open space acupuncture multibed clinic


The Practitioners


Alex and James first met at Middlesex University in 2000, while studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. Upon graduation they were both invited to join the teaching staff at Asante Academy, Middlesex University's Chinese Medicine training clinic.

In 2006 they set up a maternity acupuncture service at Whittington NHS Trust hospital. This was the first service to be established of its size and scope in the UK and is still running today, seeing in excess of 150 patients every month.

With the success of this service Alex & James were inspired to continue to offer the benefits of acupuncture to all aspects of the community. The Open Space Acupuncture Clinic offers acupuncture in a multi-bed setting, allowing the price of treatments to be greatly reduced, opening the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine up to the whole of the community.


alex_owenAlex Owen (Bsc.TCM, BM (China), Dip Tuina MATCM)

Alex Owen began his studies in TCM in 1996. In 2004 Alex spent seven months in China where he studied at two of the largest Chinese medicine hospitals in Beijing.

After graduating Alex set up Kun Lun Traditional Chinese Medicine and also joined Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine to help provide clinical training to students studying Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University. He now runs clinics across Hertfordshire and London.

Alex has a good knowledge of many medical conditions and has particular success in the fields of musculo-skeletal and pain problems as well as the treatment of a wide range of women's health conditions, in particular fertility and pregnancy.

james_mutkinJames Mutkin (BSc. TCM, BM (China), Dip Tuina, MATCM, MRCHM)
James Mutkin holds a Bachelor of Medicine from Beijing University and a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. James is passionate about what he does, his profession and the patients he treats. He strongly believes in practitioner development and is continually furthering himself as a teacher and practitioner by bringing together traditional theory, clinical understanding and current research into his practice.

James sees Chinese medicine as a holistic healthcare model, as it can focus on all aspects of the body – its structure, its internal functioning and its mind-body connections – by using an integrated approach of food medicine (nutrition), acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation & breathing (Qi gong), exercise (tai chi), and massage (tuina).

James has helped to set up and run maternity and fertility support clinics within the NHS and is involved in a number of private and NHS pain clinics. He works closely with colleagues from a range of disciplines to bring lifestyle medicine, functional medicine and Chinese medicine together.  It is within this environment that he aims to provide you with the best care possible.

James is also on the Professional Conduct Committee the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM), the largest professional regulatory body for TCM in the UK, and is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).


Monday: 1pm-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-2pm

How Much?
Treatments cost £25

What Next?
Call: 07813184180
email: info@


What's on Offer?

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Tuina (Chinese Massage)
Auricular Acupuncture


Monday: 9am -6pm

How Much?
Treatments cost £25
(Individual rooms)

What Next?
Call: 07811667067
email: info@