Acupuncture and how it can help you

What is traditional acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that has been practiced for over 2000 years and forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The practice benefits the body, mind and spirit by inserting fine needles. Based on the Chinese philosophy that energy circulates within the body, acupuncture addresses imbalances and blocks within this circulation that can lead to ill health.

Chinese Medicine see’s physical, emotional and mental health as interdependent states of being. A traditional diagnosis will look at each individual’s health as a whole and use diagnostic tools to understand the root cause of an imbalance. By identifying and treating the root cause acupuncture aims to improve the overall wellbeing of a patient, rather than treating specific symptoms in isolation. This could lead to a more permanent resolution of your problems.

Acupuncture is a safe natural treatment that addresses a wide range of health problems. Traditional acupuncture can be effective for conditions that don’t always respond well to conventional medicine. Evidence has shown that acupuncture can help with the following:

  • Short-term improvement in the symptoms      of overactive bladder syndrome (through electro-acupuncture at the SP6 point)
  • Short-term relief of tension type headaches
  • Short-term relief of migraine headache
  • Short-term relief of chronic low back  pain
  • Short-term relief of neck pain or chronic neck pain
  • Short-term relief from temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain
  • Temporary adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain

To view a list of conditions and see accurate and unbiased acupuncture research related to these please click the following link to find information on many conditions including those listed below: Acupuncture research fact sheets.

These fact sheets are produced to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial. You should always consult your GP if you have any concerns or talk to a BAcC registered acupuncturist.

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Frozen Shoulderacupuncture-post-150x150
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Vertigo


5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture

Traditional and 5 Element Acupuncture aims to treat your body and balance your well-being as an individual. Using Chinese Medical diagnosis Mark will look at the underlying cause that has led to your symptoms. Acupuncture works on the philosophy that by helping to address energy blocks within the body that lead to certain types of pain, or that leave us feeling less than our best, effecting our overall well-being and vitality.

To discover how acupuncture can help you and your health or what conditions can be addressed, feel free to call the clinic on 01202 692493 and book your free 15 minute consultation.



A growing body of evidence-based clinic

al research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.

Our Acupuncturist 

Mark Arnold

Mark Arnold  Lic Ac. BSc (Hons)

Mark Arnold  is a member of the BAcC, the UK’s largest regulatory body of Traditional Acupuncture. To achieve BAcC membership, practitioners must undertake extensive training in traditional acupuncture and western biomedical sciences which includes physiology, anatomy, differential diagnosis and the actions and side effects of commonly prescribed medication.

To see why you should use a BAcC member, view its code of safe practice and code of professional conduct please click: Professional Acupuncture

Mark is also a member of a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The AVR is a government scheme to improve standards and safety. Accreditation demonstrates commitment to high professional standards benefiting for the public.