Acupuncture practitioners in the UK (article written by the BAcC can viewed on their website here)

Two main groups of health professionals employ acupuncture techniques in their clinical work. The main group are professional traditional acupuncturists who have normally completed a 3,600 hour, degree level training in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation.

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Dear Ruth,

It is with great joy that I can announce the beautiful, safe and healthy arrival of our daughter. A much long awaited miracle we thought would never happen and I must offer my sincere gratitude to yourself for helping make this dream a reality.

After several upsetting disappointments, your empathy and professionalism together with your expertise helped and supported my health and lifestyle whilst balancing my emotional and physical well-being. Your immense skill as a practitioner in providing me with such a calming environment and supporting my hopes and dreams by fine-tuning my body to support and promote the IVF process.

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The dimpled, orange-peel skin characteristic of cellulite is not an illness but if you don’t like having it there are things you can do to reduce its appearance and prevent it forming.


Cellulite is the stagnation of fatty tissue commonly on the hips and thighs. I have had so many of my female clients complain of their cellulite – even thin ones – and have had enough happy clients that I have decided to advertise my bespoke, anti-cellulite acupuncture-cupping treatment programme.

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Often I am asked what the difference is between the traditional Acupuncture that I practice and 'dry needling' as practiced by other medical practitioners such as physiotherapists.


I am a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council. BAcC members practise a traditional, holistic style of acupuncture diagnosis and treatment based on a system developed and refined over 2,000 years. This style of acupuncture differs from that used by medical practitioners such as physiotherapists where the technique of 'dry needling' is adopted.

Although both practises use needles, dry needling aims for 'trigger points' whereas traditional acupuncture is based on the meridian system. Medical acupuncturists usually have significantly fewer training hours in the technique of acupuncture and use it as part of their practice alongside conventional treatments.

To achieve BAcC membership, practitioners must first undertake extensive training in acupuncture (minimum three years full-time at BSc or BA degree level) which includes physiology, anatomy and other biomedical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture and their expert practice skills are maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD). BAcC membership is also a mark of assurance of high standards in professionalism, training and safety.

The British Acupuncture Council is also accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme. Being accredited under the AVR scheme offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for an acupuncturist.

(information from the British Acupuncture Council press release for AAW 2016)

Give your face a detox.  Stress (including poor sleep & diet etc.) shows in our face causing eye bags, dull skin, puffy face and wrinkles. 


Gua Sha is a Chinese Medicine technique like Acupuncture.  It uses a buffalo horn or jade tool that is pressed and stroked over the skin to expel toxins, increase blood flow and help the lymphatic system.  Gua Sha draws toxicity out from the skin. It it a completely natural approach to healthy aging!  Includes a head massage to release tight scalp muscles.

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