what to expect

THE STUDIO

Acupuncture is offered in a multi-bed setting, which means that there will be more people treated at the same time as you. If you need women or men only space, please let us know in advance. Treatments will be performed in an open space with up to 4 beds and a maximum of 2 acupuncturists. You will never be left alone.

FIRST TREATMENT

At the initial consultation, your acupuncturist will ask you about your main complaint and will gather further information regarding your health before inserting the needles. You might require other therapies alongside acupuncture, this could include: heat therapy (moxibustion or infra-red lamp), cupping, gua sha or electro-acupuncture. Once the needles are in, you will rest for about 30 minutes while your practitioner is treating other patients. Everything will be explained to you before the treatment.

FOLLOW UP TREATMENTS

It is likely you will need more than one treatment. The number of treatments and frequency will depend on the severity of your condition and your cooperation to make nutritional and lifestyle changes.  Ideally, your acupuncturist would like to see you once a week to see how your body responds to the treatment. Once there are improvements, visits can be made at longer intervals.

BOOKINGS

Pre-booked appointments. We advise to book a block of treatments to secure a place.
Up-front Payments. You choose how much to pay depending on your budget.
Cancellation or Rescheduling policy. You will be charged £30 if you cancel or reschedule your appointment in less than 24 hours.
You need to be at least 16 years old in order to book an appointment for yourself. 

COVID

To treat you in a Covid safe way we operate the clinic under clear hygiene codes. We will take your temperature, ask you to wash your hands and to wear a fresh mask (unless exempt). 

BEFORE YOU COME

Food

Eat something before your appointment to avoid feeling unwell

Clothes

Wear loose clothes that can be easily rolled up or bring shorts

Phone

Put your phone on silent mode to not disturb others

Wear a Face Mask

To protect yourself and others (unless you are exempted)

COVID symptoms?

Do not come to treatment, let your practitioner know

Be punctual

To avoid appointments overlapping and unnecessary waiting

FAQ

How can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture can be used as a preventative care or to help you manage a health condition. Some people use it as a complementary or as a natural alternative to control their condition.

Can I take friends or children with me?

Unfortunately, it is not allowed for safety reasons. However, we can offer you one-to-one sessions in case you need to be chaperoned or bring someone with you.

What can acupuncture treat ?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions: 
muscular pain, gynaecological issues, digestive disorders, headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress, insomnia, women’s health,  immune system support, constipation, IBS…

Is acupuncture safe?

All members have achieved the required level of training (degree level). We are also registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the main acupuncture professional body in the UK and therefore, we have the duty to  adhere to the Codes of Professional Conduct, Safe Practice and Ethics.