Acupuncture is an ancient and modern form of therapy with its origins in East Asia. It involves the gentle insertion of very thin, sterile and disposable needles into specific points, muscles, and areas of the body. This ancient form of medicine has lasted thousands of years because it continues to be an effective treatment for a variety of issues.   

Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM). All branches of TEAM involve a holistic understanding of the body, mind and natural world. Five of the main branches of TEAM are:  

Acupuncture (Acu – Moxa Therapy)

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Yang Shen (Self-Care)

Qi Gong

Tui Na (Massage and Body Work)

Acupuncture treatments often involve other modalities of treatment: Cupping, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage and Qi Gong.

Acupuncture is a natural, safe, and effective treatment for many health concerns. Acupuncture can improve well-being, maintain health, and prevent disease. and re-establishing the balance of healthy physiology.

In my practice, I recognize people as individuals. In Traditional East Asian Medicine, we treat the person, not the condition.

What Happens during the visit?

Your first visit will usually last between one hour and one and a half hour (depending on the complexity of your medical history); subsequently, visits will last approximately one hour. During the first consultation you will be asked various questions, some relating directly to your condition (current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history), some others regarding your perception of your energy level, diet, digestion, sleeping patterns and emotional life.


Are you a qualified acupuncturist?

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). The BAcC is a registering body for professional acupuncturists.

  • All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances:
  • BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
  • compliance with current UK health and safety legislation
  • full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
  • expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners’ professional obligations to the public
  • compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
  • patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures
  • English language skills at least equivalent to those required of doctors and nurses working in the UK

Acupuncturists registered with the BAcC carry the letters MBAcC after their name. Furthermore, BAcC is the only professional association for traditional acupuncture that is accredited by the Professional Standard Authority.

This is an account of the high standards of training, CPD, safe practice and professional conduct of the members of the BAcC. The Authority accredits registers so that members of the public can be confident when choosing health and care practitioners. In addition GPs are permitted to refer patients to health and care practitioners on accredited registers.

For appointments or to ask question get in touch 

07411 789 333


This shory video was made by the BAcC in 2017 to highlight some aspects of acupuncture practice.