What to expect during acupuncture treatment

Our clinic environment is designed to give the optimal conditions to allow you to relax, absorb, and get the most out of your acupuncture treatment. For new patients, after being welcomed on arrival, we’ll discuss your specific situation and health goals in one of the comfortable treatment rooms. Together we’ll explore your health history, lifestyle, diet and exercise to understand the part they play in your current health. We’ll use various diagnostic techniques including taking your pulse and examing specific areas of your body. All this will be done with your comfort and modesty in mind, and is usually carried out without having to remove clothing.

All the information you share will be considered in order to arrive at a diagnosis. We’ll discuss a treatment aim for the session and, if required, agree a longer term plan that fits with your health goals. Ultra fine needles will be inserted in the chosen acupuncture points and left in place for approximately 20 minutes. One of the complimentary therapies below may be included in the treatment to enhance the therapeutic affects (at no extra cost). 

Other therapies that may be included as part of your treatment

Depending on your symptoms, other complimentary therapies may be included in your treatment to help support the body and encourage an environment for optimal healing. We’ll always discuss with you beforehand our reason for recommending these treatments and allow time to answer any questions you may have.


Moxibustion (or moxa) is a therapeutic method of classical Chinese medicine where heat is used warm and stimulate acupuncture points or areas of tension on the body. Moxa is often combined with acupuncture to enhance the effects of treatment.


Recently made famous by world-class athletes, cupping therapy is thousands of years old. Glass or plastic cups with a vacuum seal are placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow, removing stagnation and toxins.

Tuina massage

Tuina is a Chinese therapeutic massage that works well with acupuncture. Tuina is designed to relieve muscle tension, increase circulation and blood flow, and stimulate the internal organs.

Find out more

To find out how acupuncture could help you, book a free 30 minute telephone Discovery Call. You can then decide whether acupuntuncture is the right next step for you.

Book a treatment

You can book a treatment quickly and easily online, or give us a call on 01737 420221.