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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
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+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.

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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 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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