Professional, natural and individual care

Benefits of Acupuncture

The benefits of acupuncture can include:

  • Feeling relief from a patient’s main compliant, for example a reduction in muscular pain, back pain, sleeping better
  • A stronger immune system
  • Feeling an increase in energy levels and vitality
  • The patient may find that they feel more relaxed and happier due to knowing that they are helping their body
  • They can feel comfortable that acupuncture can be used safely alongside other forms of Western medicine
  • A greater sense of health and well-being

The treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body using extremely fine needles to correct disorders and imbalances. These points are found on channels, which can also be called meridians. Traditional Chinese medical theory discusses energy (Qi in Chinese) and its circulation through the channels, and it is believed that illness arises from disruptions in the natural flow of Qi. Stimulation of acupuncture points is used to restore balance and harmony to the system. Traditional acupuncture is so effective that in China it has been an integral part of healthcare for thousands of years. It focuses on the cause of the problem as well as the presenting symptoms, offering a ‘whole body’ approach to wellness – from the inside out. It is not limited to just treating physical pain, it can be used to offer a solution to many acute and chronic issues, both emotional and physical and it can help to bring both body and mind back to health.

What Acupuncture feels like?

People often say that they are interested in trying acupuncture but they are concerned that it may hurt. In fact, the needles used are much finer than those used for injections, and the sensation is often described as a tingling feeling or a dull ache which can last for a few seconds. Many patients can find the treatment so relaxing that they fall asleep on the treatment couch.

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture been used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Eastern countries for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain positive health and beauty. Many people are increasingly choosing facial acupuncture as a method of cosmetic enhancement and wellbeing. Facial or cosmetic acupuncture treats the whole person, and it aims to slow the ageing process from within.

A course of facial acupuncture treatments is recommended. Patients tend to notice a difference after one or two sessions, however the effects become most noticeable and lasting after six facial acupuncture sessions. Each person responds differently, depending on the condition of his or her skin and lifestyle prior to facial acupuncture treatment. Following the initial course, maintenance facial treatments of once a month can prolong the results. The whole facial acupuncture procedure is extremely relaxing and therapeutic.

Facial acupuncture is a safe, natural alternative to surgical procedures and fillers. The treatment is very low risk because the needling is so superficial. Needles are single-use, sterile and disposable, and the stringent hygiene practices recommended by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are observed at all times to ensure safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?
Not usually. Some areas of the body can be more sensitive than others, for example the wrists and the feet, but often patients don’t feel the needles being used.
I heard Gua Sha and Cupping leaves marks, is this true?
Yes, these treatments can leave marks on the skin due to impurities being drawn to the surface. The marks are painless and will fade over a few days.  If you have any concerns then do discuss them with your practitioner.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, acupuncture is safe; all the needles are sterile, single use and disposed of carefully. The clinic works to the standards set by the British Acupuncture Council.
Can children have acupuncture?
Yes, children can have acupuncture but all minors under the age of 16 must have the permission of a parent or guardian before a treatment.
Why do you look at the tongue?
The tongue reflects the health of your body on the inside and any changes in the shape, colour or coating gives information about your health.
Why do you check my pulse so often?
The pulses are taken on three positions on the wrists. We feel the character, strength and quality of the pulses and compare the two sides of the body. This provides us with information on what is out of balance and feeds us information on how a treatment is progressing.

… And Prices

More information

In exceptional circumstances I might do a home visit for an unwell patient.

If the treatment is for a child then an adult has to be in the room, until they’re sixteen. Also parental consent is required in this case.


About Hadlandclinic




I became interested in acupuncture after having treatments for various health issues over several years and being hugely impressed by how much better I felt as a whole after a session of treatments. I wanted to understand more about a treatment that could ease pain without using medication and was fortunate enough to be accepted on a training course at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading. There I was mentored by some of the most respected and experienced acupuncturists in the UK whilst learning both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I graduated from the College with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and becamea member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture which maintains extremely high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice. I am bound by the strict professional codes of conduct and safe practice of the BAcC.

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