Acupuncture is part of the ancient system of Chinese Medicine (CM) that dates back more than 2000 years. Other components of this medical system are Tuina (Medical massage), QiGong and Herbalism.
CM treats each person as unique and two patients with the same western diagnosis are likely to be treated quite differently. Amongst the diagnostic tools used by CM practitioners are pulse taking, tongue diagnosis, palpation and observation in order to identify imbalances and inform a tailor made treatment strategy.
Due to the holistic nature of treatment, acupuncture does not lend itself particularly well to western research methods such as randomised control trials. As acupuncture treats people, not conditions, these types of tests do not accurately demonstrate efficacy of treatment. However, there are approximately 8000 published clinical trials and current research related to over 60 conditions is available from the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website here.
Over 3000 acupuncturists are registered with the BAcC with all practitioners having a minimum of 3600 hours of training at degree level. BAcC is a member of The Accredited Register Scheme run by The Professional Standards Authority and backed by the UK government.
Acupuncture First Consultation
Special Offer until May 31st 2022
1hour 40 mins
Acupuncture Follow Up Appointment
For appointments please email, telephone or contact me on the contact form. You can also send me a message on facebook.
Please discuss with me at the time of booking if you are on a very low income. I am able to make concessions for those who are struggling financially.
To cancel or reschedule please give 24 hours notice otherwise a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of the treatment will apply. In the event of an emergency or a positive covid test this fee will be waived.