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Traditional Treatments for Today's World

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method of natural healing by inserting extremely fine needles into certain areas beneath the skin and manipulating them. It has been used safely and successfully in treating disease for over 3000 years and recent extensive studies in the UK show there to be no serious side effects. It’s rationale is that when the body is diseased and out of balance, the manipulation of needles at certain points located along the body regulates the flow of vital energy (qi) and blood, and therefore restores balance to the organs and tissues.

What should I expect?

To begin with, before any treatment is given, a thorough consultation of your medical history and symptoms, including any medication that you are currently taking, is assesed in order to make a clear diagnosis of your condition. Once a diagnosis has been made, extremely fine, single use sterile needles are inserted at certain ‘acupoints’ along the body. The needles are then left in place for about 15-30 minutes. Once the needles have been removed, people often feel energised or relaxed.

Due to the fact that the needles are so fine, pain or bleeding rarely occur, although some sensations should be felt when the needles are manipulated. These sensations can differ from person to person, and treatment to treatment.

The number of treatments for symptom relief vary and are dependent on the condition, however some improvement may be felt after just one to two sessions.


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What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine is a natural complete medical system that consists of acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, and diet and lifestyle advice.

Can Chinese medicine be used alongside Western medicine?

Yes. Chinese medicine is a complementary therapy. During the
consultation you will be asked what current treatments or medication you are taking so that we can work along side for the best possible results.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Yes. Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years and much research on its safety and efficacy has been published, showing that there are no serious side effects to acupuncture.

How many treatments will I need?

As each person is different, it is difficult to give a definitive answer. We usually recommend between 4 and 6 treatments, however some improvement may be seen after just one.

Can I receive treatment if I am pregnant?

Yes, all of our treatments can be given during pregnancy. There is even a whole area dedicated to obstetrics in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a safe alternative to drug therapy in treating pregnancy related disorders such as morning sickness. Please let us know during the consultation if you are pregnant or are trying to conceive.


Rob Aspell (N Wales):  Wonderful treatment, had lots of problems but Rob has sorted them.  Highly recommend him.

Nicky T

Susan Roshdieh (Hitchin): Great treatment – my digestive and lymphatic problems are better.  A lovely, caring lady.

Janet B

Rob  Aspell (N Wales): Excellent treatment, great knowledge, has helped greatly

Scott J

Rob Aspell (N Wales):  Wonderful.  Sorted shoulder after just 3 sessions

Mary J

Rob Aspell (N Wales):   Life changing – fantastic

Sian H

Rob Aspell (N Wales):  Rob’s acupuncture has worked wonders for me. Friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.