Acupuncture originated in China and other eastern cultures where it features in mainstream healthcare. Acupuncture is widely used all over the world and in the UK. It is accepted by National Institute for  Health and Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E) and can treat headaches, lower back pain and chronic pain. The human body is criss-crossed by lines called meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians, with the aim of balancing the energy.

An Acupuncturist assesses the state of a person’s energy by taking a  detailed medical and emotional history, feeling the person’s pulse and looking at the tongue.


Many people come to Acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or relieve a specific pain like osteo-arthritis. Some use Acupuncture because generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Some have Acupuncture to maintain good health and well-being as it can correct imbalance in the energy before it shows as a physical or emotional symptom.

Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babied and children. It can be used alongside conventional medicine


Acupuncture needles are fine as your hair unlike needles used for injection or taking blood. When the needle is inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or a dull ache.


The results of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to Acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000.

The needles used are sterile-use and disposable.

When you choose to visit a British a BAcC Acupuncturist you can be assured of extensive training (minimum 3 years degree level) including anatomy, physiology and pathology and other appropriate elements of western medicine, and:

  • adherence to the Council’s codes of safe practice and professional conduct
  • compliance with current health and safety regulations
  • full medical malpractice and public/product liability insurance cover
  • up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development
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The Practitioners at Healing Touch are registered with British Acupuncture Council BAcC  Telephone +44(0)2087350400


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