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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
Book an appointment:
+44 (0)207 616 7693
Self-pay enquiry:
+44 (0)203 219 3315

Acupuncture is a treatment where fine needles are inserted into certain sites on the body for therapeutic purposes.

Acupuncture needle being inserted into a male patient's arm

The technique is widely used to treat a host of health problems and serves as an important tool in terms of management of pain by physiotherapists together with exercise and manual techniques.

Acupuncture stimulates the nerves under the skin to produce endorphins and oxytocin, known as the ‘happy hormones’. These hormones help to reduce pain, promote sleep, promote relaxation and improve overall well-being.

All of our therapists are members of the AACP (The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and integrate evidence-based acupuncture into physiotherapy, for the benefit of the patient.

How acupuncture can help

Acupuncture is used to help treat various health conditions including:

  • Pain management: acute and chronic
  • Spinal: headaches, Cervical Spine, Lumbar and Thoracic, Sports Injuries, MSK
  • Facial: tempora-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain , Bell’s Palsy
  • Upper limbs: shoulder conditions e.g. frozen shoulder, tennis elbow
  • Lower limb: knees, foot, ankle and hips e.g. osteoarthritic knees, ITB syndrome etc.
  • Neurology: MS, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy etc.
  • Respiratory: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), intensive care- acupuncture as adjunct to analgesia, insomnia, prevention of malnutrition and sedation
  • Women’s Health: fertility, PMS, pregnancy back pain (if done by a trained acupuncturist)
  • Mental health: depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia
  • Well-being: Insomnia, Obesity, IBS
  • Cancer care: chemotherapy-related side effects e.g. pain, nausea, fatigue; xerostomia and hot flushes

Acupuncture forms part of the NICE guidelines for treating migraines and tension type headaches. 

Sessions may be used in combination with other more traditional physiotherapy techniques to create a holistic programme tailored to each patient’s needs and requirements.

Treatment cost

The London Clinic offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages for certain treatments.

Patients have the option to spread the cost of treatment with Chrysalis Finance.

Please call +44 (0)20 3613 7502 to speak to our helpful team to find out more and to book an appointment.

Medical Admissions

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office 020 7616 7676

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

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