TCM Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which originated around 100 BC in China. It involves the use of very fine sterilised needles inserted in specific points along meridians (energetic channels in the body). This stimulates the flow of Qi (energy) in order to resolve blockages that cause disharmony in the body.

TCM acupuncture is considered a holistic practice since it treats the person as a whole rather than individual parts. Emotions, diet and lifestyle are closely connected with the disease which make it essential for the  diagnosis. 

Acupuncture in the UK is performed by practitioners who have achieved a degree level training (3,600 hours) in University or College accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).

What to expect

A session can range from 45 to 90 minutes depending on whether you are a new or existing patient and it will include the consultation, the treatment and the after-care pack. In order to support the diagnosis, I will take your pulse and check your tongue.

The number of sessions and frequency will depend on the severity of your condition and your cooperation to make nutritional and lifestyle changes. Nevertheless, this will be agreed beforehand.

Initial Consultation

For new patients, initial consultations can be conducted online or over the phone. I will ask you questions related to your health to understand the cause of the imbalance. Follow up consultations will take no more than 10 min.


In addition to acupuncture, I might need to use other techniques to enhance the treatment such as heat therapy, cupping or massage. Needles are usually left in the body between 20-30 min.

After-care Pack

I will send you tailored dietary and lifestyle advice to complement and make the treatment more effective. Your cooperation can enhance the treatment and reduce the number of sessions needed.

Conditions Treated

If your condition is not listed and want to know how acupuncture might help, you can book a free 15 minute phone consultation.