About Us

Yiota  Panayiotis 

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine


Born and raised in London, Yiota has been practising Chinese  medicine for the past 16 years. In that time she has been a fully  qualified and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council. Six years ago she received her MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine  from the University of Westminster.

Both before and during her time as a practitioner she has worked  in various fields. This has involved working closely with those  diagnosed with mental health issues, neurological disorders, and  those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. In her private practice she  sees a wide range of health issues, particularly gynecological,  obstetric and fertility problems, has worked closely with those  undergoing chemotherapy and has also had experience working  with terminal patients.

Yiota is deeply involved with the energetic understanding of her  medicine and has a background in Qigong, TaiChi and meditation.

As the founder of The Sacred Tree, she welcomes the opportunity to provide natural alternatives to healing in the local community of Winchmore Hill and the surrounding areas.

To  book  an  appointment with Yiota call 020 8001 4804 or email info@thesacredtree.co.uk



Jifunza Rukiya Jaha

Nutrition & Naturopathy


With a professional background in adult health and social care, Jifunza holds a BSc degree in Health Studies & Social Sciences. Her work in social care inspired her to study nutrition, as the link between diet and health became increasingly more apparent. After completing her initial diploma as a naturopathic nutrition advisor, Jifunza went on to deepen her studies with a further 3 years of study at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, qualifying as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. She is a fully insured member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association and registered with both the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the General Naturopathic Council. She is currently furthering her knowledge as a student of herbal medicine and iridology.

Jifunza is keen to share her knowledge with her key emphasis being that "prevention is better than cure". She enjoys working holistically with her clients to create realistic and achievable dietary plans.

As a local resident in Winchmore Hill, Jifunza enjoys quality time with her family preparing delicious, colourful and nutritious meals. She also loves to spend time outdoors in nature.

To  book  an  appointment with Jifunza call 020 8001 4804 or email info@thesacredtree.co.uk