Fees for 2016:

  • Consultation (1hr 30 mins): £50
  • Subsequent weekly treatments (45 mins): £40
  • Payment at end of session
  • Cash or cheque

How does Acupuncture work?

Traditional Acupuncture’s approach is holistic: It views our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health as interdependent.

What does Acupuncture treatment feel like?

Acupuncture needles bear no resemblance to the hypodermic needles used for blood tests and injections in hospitals. They are fine and when inserted, the sensation is often described as a temporary tingling or dull ache. Other sensations such as ‘tugging’ or ‘pulling’ have been described as the patient’s energy begins to rebalance. Needles are inserted…

What should I expect on my first visit?

Consultation In order to make a diagnosis, you will be asked about your ailment and if appropriate a physical examination may take place. You will also be asked questions regarding your lifestyle, medical history and bodily functions. Your tongue will be briefly examined and your pulses and blood pressure will be taken. Treatment Prior to …

How many treatments will I need?

Acupuncture is not a ‘one off’ treatment and generally a course of five to seven treatments will be required in order to achieve a lasting effect. However, the longer the condition has been established, the longer the treatment time. Treatments often begin on a weekly basis and then are reduced in frequency as improvement occurs…

Is it safe?

Acupuncture when applied correctly is perfectly safe and will work in conjunction with most conventional drugs. The needles are used only once . They come in sealed packs, are pre-sterilised, and are disposed of after use by incineration. Reactions to treatment include a short lived tiredness, or light headedness particularly if the patient has an …

Should I let my doctor know?

If you are currently seeing your doctor about a health problem and have decided to start acupuncture treatment for the same problem, then it makes sense to let your doctor know, although there is no obligation to do this. If you are currently on prescribed medication for your symptoms, acupuncture treatment may enable you to…

Can I claim on my private medical Insurance?

Some private medical insurance policies cover the cost of acupuncture treatment. It is wise to check in advance the criteria which must be met for reimbursement. The patient pays the practitioner at the time of treatment and claims back what is allowed from their medical insurer. Private health insurers providing cover for acupuncture.