Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practised in China and the far east for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over this time into a treatment option accessed by increasing numbers of patients in the West. Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science.

A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions.  Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis, headaches and lower-back pain, or for health problems include anxiety, depression, insomnia and the menopause. In addition, acupuncture can support those preparing for and going through IVF.

Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance but have no obvious western medical diagnosis leading to western medical treatment.  Many also have regular treatments simply because they find it beneficial and relaxing.

The focus  of a traditional acupuncturist is on the patient as an individual and not just their specific illness, and all their symptoms are seen as part of an interconnected pattern. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points which are said to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy, although there is ongoing research and study that suggests what many practitioners already know: that inserting needles into the channels (or meridians) affects change within the human body, and the term energy is rather simplistic.

The benefits of acupuncture are well known.

This Holistic tradition which treats not only the symptoms of disease but also its root causes has been used effectively in China and surrounding countries for thousands of years.

Very fine needles which are sterile and disposable are inserted into specific points in order to stimulate a persons “qi” and to help it circulate more freely.

Due to just how fine the needles are you will quite often not feel a thing.

Moxa which is a type of herb is traditionally used in conjunction with needles. The Moxa helps to nourish the qi.

Bringing you into balance by working on the qi is said to not only treat disease but also to prevent it. Treatment takes place on physical, mental and emotional levels and is tailored to the individual.

There has been a great deal of research into the efficiency of acupuncture for a wide range of ailments. This has resulted in endorsements from both the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and the World Health organization.

Treatments start off on a weekly basis and then when there are signs of improvement the frequency of visits lengthen. Acupuncture can be used safely in conjunction with your usual medical care.

First consultation (90 minutes) £68
Follow up sessions (55 minutes) £48

To book an appointment please call the centre on: 01432 342 342 or email us at:

Therapists who offer this therapy

Clare Pimblett
Jenny Edwards
Linda Jones
Mike Young
Morpheous Lewis
Nicky Heath
Rafal Gierula
Sheila Higgins
Sue Colley
Vicky Nicholls
Yvonne Richards