Toby Stephens: Genki Clinic


Acupuncturist & Oriental Medicine lecturer

Genki Clinic (Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Shiatsu)

Toby began his career as an international lawyer based in Tokyo. However, it wasn’t long before a martial arts injury led him to the acupuncture clinic of Edward Obaidey. He was helped to recovery, but infected with a far more serious and life-long affliction: oriental medicine. While he continued to visit the clinic as a patient and, increasingly, to attend study groups and practice sessions, he also began to study shiatsu under Kimura Susumu Sensei.

Bit by bit he realised he was spending more time peering into the depths of oriental medicine than exploring legal principles. He returned to London to study for an internationally-recognized university degree in oriental medicine.

He then returned to Tokyo to complete a further 6 intensive years in traditional Japanese apprenticeship under the compassionate guidance of his teacher, Edward Sensei and his teacher, Ikeda Masakazu Sensei. This experience initiated a shift in his understanding from theoretical study to effective practical application. The principles of oriental medicine came to life.

Throughout his studies he has been learning Tai Chi Chuan, I Chuan and Chi Gung under the guidance of Sam Tam Sifu. Daily practice of these arts deepens his understanding and experience of Ki (vital energy), and informs his practice of Acupuncture.

Toby says “I am dedicated to treating my patients to the best of my capability – and to deepening that capability and understanding through ongoing study and practice.” Genki Clinic is based in Wimbledon, London.

  • BSc. Health Sciences (Acupuncture)
  • 6 years Traditional Clinical Apprenticeship in Japan
  • British Acupuncture Council Member
  • Certified Shiatsu Practitioner
  • Fully Licensed & Insured