Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine dating back as far as 1000BC.

Traditional acupuncture is different to the acupuncture you might receive from a GP or physiotherapist. They take a holistic approach, treating the person as a whole to improve overall health.

Our traditional acupuncturist, Emma from Thrive Therapies, trained for three years full-time to gain a degree in TCM acupuncture. She has over ten years clinical experience, full professional indemnity insurance and is a member of The Acupuncture Society.

Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.

Research shows that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals – endorphins. These help the body to heal itself while offering pain relief.

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK.

Two surveys conducted independently of each other and published in the British Medical Journal in 2001

concluded that the risk of a serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. This is far less than many orthodox medical treatments.

The needles used are single use, sterile and disposable. All practitioners that use acupuncture at LB adhere to strict health and safety guidelines.

Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture benefits a wide range of common health conditions. More than you probably think.

It can be used to relieve specific conditions – such as tension headaches, migraines and lower back pain.

Or you may decide to come for treatment for support with digestive issues, women’s health problems, mental wellbeing, or because you’re just ‘not quite right’.

For all of us, overwork, poor sleep and the stresses of modern life can take their toll. Your body may feel out of balance, but there is no obvious diagnosis.

Treatment with traditional acupuncture provides:

  • Safe effective relief from symptoms
  • Improved overall health
  • Deep feeling of relaxation and well-being
  • May help reduce use of medications and their associated side effects

Many clients continue to have treatment even once their symptoms are under control. This is because they find it so relaxing, and beneficial to their overall well-being.

To book an appointment please call Thrive Therapies directly on 07748 592399, or email

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