Acupuncture & herbs clinic
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are both strands of Traditional Chinese Medicine that originated in China and other far eastern cultures, where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as stand-alone therapies and in combination with conventional western medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the ways in which the balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person's Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
Members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) practice acupuncture based on Chinese medicine principles that have been developed, researched and refined for over 2,000 years. The BAcC currently registers over 3,000 qualified practitioners. Membership of the Register of Chinese Herbs (RCHM) means you can be confident your practitioner has been trained to a rigorous standard and complies with a strict code of conduct, which includes ensuring that animal products are not used.
Conditions Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs can help with:
Pregnancy care & labour induction
Breech baby presentation
PMT & irregular cycles
Perimenopausal & menopausal symptoms
Digestive & Bloating Issues
Our price list
Initial Acupuncture consultation, £47
Follow up Acupuncture treatment, £42
Herbal initial consultation, £35
Follow up treatment £20 with prices of the herbal formulae varying.
If your treatment requires both Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, you will just be charged the cost of the Acupuncture treatment and the supply of herbs. You will not need to pay an additional herbal treatment cost.
what to expect
On arrival at the clinic there is free parking right outside, so no need to worry about finding a parking space. At your first visit there will be paperwork to complete, so aim to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. If you have had any recent blood tests carried out, bring a copy of the report with you. Lavina will discuss your symptoms and medical history with you. She will take your pulses and look at your tongue as part of the diagnostic procedure to understand your Traditional Chinese Medicine pattern of health. It is best to wear loose clothing and have eaten something before your arrival. Allow yourself 1 hour for this initial consultation, during which acupuncture treatment will be given if deemed appropriate.