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Medical Acupuncture

Western Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic procedure involving the insertion of fine needles. It is derived from ancient Chinese Acupuncture but using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.

About Medical Acupuncture

What is it?

Acupuncture is part of an integrated approach in treating pain and inflammation.  Fine needles are inserted into the body into specific points for therapeutic or preventive purposes. This stimulates sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. This then encourages the body to release natural substances such as pain-relieving endorphins, responsible for the positive effects experienced with Acupuncture.  It can be combined with other treatments as part of a wider course of action. This could be exercise, manual therapy or relaxation techniques.

It is great for:

- Chronic (long-term) pain  - Chronic tension-type headaches  - Migraines  - Joint and muscle pain  - Jaw pain  - Cancer symptoms such as pain  - Feeling sick after surgery  - Hay fever relief

Will it help me?

This treatment helps treat a wide range of conditions and patients. It's primarily used to treat pain and inflammation, through the stimulation of the nervous system.  Different people respond in different ways, at different rates. While some may feel immediate relief, others may see a gradual improvement after a number of treatments. Although this can help to reduce pain, particularly where other conventional treatments have failed, it does not work for everyone.


Electroacupuncture is a form of Acupuncture using small electrical currents to stimulate the needles. It is thought to work by enhancing the effects of traditional Medical Acupuncture. It has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, nausea, and depression. Electroacupuncture stimulates the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body, such as endorphins and enkephalins. This can help reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing. Electroacupuncture may also help to stimulate nerve and muscle tissues. This can improve blood flow and promote tissue regeneration. It has been used to treat a range of conditions, including back pain, osteoarthritis, migraines, and menstrual cramps.

What happens in a treatment?

In an Acupuncture session, fine needles are inserted into the body at certain sites. The needles are disposable, pre-sterilised and individually packaged, with a temporary, sharp pricking sensation on insertion. 

A course of sessions is usually recommended in order to see noticeable improvements in the relief of pain. A session will take around 30 minutes. It will involve an assessment of your health, medical history and examination.

This treatment is generally very safe. Serious side effects are very rare – less than one per 10,000 treatments. Drowsiness can occur after treatment in a small number of patients and, if affected, you are advised not to drive.

Medical Acupuncture: 

Initial Consultation £65.00 40 min I  Follow Up £57.00 40 min I Follow Up Plus £77.00 55 min 

Hay fever Acupuncture:

£25.00 15 min


"I went to see Jolene for problems with my neck/shoulder/back. I have reduced range of motion that hasn’t been able to be fixed by stretching. Jolene is very knowledgeable! We found various different problems that I never really thought of. It was also my first ever acupuncture session and I felt safe as I trust her expertise on the subject. She is also an Osteopath, and having someone understanding multiple disciplines is a bonus! She has great attention to detail and very lovely person to chat to as well. I definitely recommend her to anyone needing!"


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